ITS has enabled the Google Groups service within Google Apps for UNE. All users of Google Apps @ UNE have access to this new service.
Instructors can improve communications among students by creating Groups for their classes, subjects, and grade levels. Students can use Groups to reach other students in their classes, sports teams, clubs, and extracurricular activities. Staff can also use Groups to improve communication within their department, project collaboration, etc.
The creation of new Groups is done via form request. The Group request is approved by Student Affairs for students and ITS will create the Group. Group management and configuration is then handled by the person who made the request. Additional managers can be assigned by the owner of the Group.
This approval process is necessary to prevent the creation of Group email addresses that conflict with Nor'Easter IDs or reserved names.
The Groups (user-managed) service is an optional feature of Google
Groups for Enterprise. Enable the service to facilitate messaging and
collaboration among users and improve their productivity. With
user-managed Groups, users can:
From their "My Groups" page, users can display your domain's entire Groups directory, where they can browse Groups to view their information -- such as members lists and discussion archives -- and join new Groups.
Users can quickly find existing Groups to join or to view their discussion archives, using Group search field on the "My Groups" page or Groups directory. They can also search for specific messages across all Groups, using the search options at the top of the "My Groups" page or Groups directory. With these powerful search options, users can now find useful information that wasn't available to them before.More information:
For questions or comments about Google Groups, please contact John Ellingsworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)