Creating a Group

To create a group, click on the link created when you created the content type. If you created the custom menu as shown in the second screenshot under the Create a Menu for Groups, you will simply need to click the link for Class. If you did not create this custom menu, then the link will be available in the Create content menu as shown in the first screenshot under Create a Menu for Groups (refer to page number 258). In all cases, regardless of whether you have created a custom menu or not, you can create groups by navigating to node/add/[group-type].

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Describe your class. Use this section to link to a syllabus, or to other relevant information.

Description: *

|Algebra II, Second period, with Ms. Jones |

A brief description for the group details block and the group directory.

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Mission statement:

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The mission statement should give an overview of the course goals, and can contain links to a syllabus, pictures, and other goodies.

A welcome greeting for your group home page. Consider listing the group objectives and mission.

Membership requests: *

® Open - membership requests are accepted immediately. O Moderated - membership requests must be approved. O Invite only - membership must be created by an administrator. O Closed - membership is exclusively managed by an administrator.

How should membership requests be handled in this group? When you select closed, users will not be able to join or leave.

□ Registration form

May users join this group during registration? If checked, a corresponding checkbox will be added to the registration form.

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Should this group appear on the list of groups page (requires OG Views module)? Disabled if the group is set to private group,

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Should this group be visible only to its members? Disabled if the group is set to List in Directory or Membership requests: open.

• Title: The group title will be seen frequently throughout the site; a good title is short, and descriptive enough to give an idea of the purpose of the group. In the case of courses as groups, if you have multiple sections of the same course, the title should help differentiate between the various sections.

• Description: The description will show up in the group directory.

• Mission Statement: The mission statement shows up on the group's homepage. A mission statement can describe the group, and/or contain links to a syllabus, course expectations, or other important information.

• Membership requests: These settings allow you to control how people will be able to join your group.

• Registration form: These settings allow you to control if users can join this group when registering for the site. This option can be removed from the form entirely; for more information refer to Group Details earlier in this chapter.

• List in groups directory: These settings allow you to control whether or not your group is automatically listed, along with other groups on the site in the group directory. This option can be removed from the form entirely; for more information refer to Group Details earlier in this chapter.

• Private group: This setting allows you to make your group homepage public or private. This setting is also discussed earlier in this chapter in Setting Organic Groups Access Configuration.

Once you have set up your group, click the Submit button to create your group.

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