uSource portal groups
What are groups?
Groups are a community of online groups for people to join with common interests. Groups are accessed by clicking on the Groups icon in the top right side of your screen. There can be public and restricted groups. Groups are usually "joined" by individuals who become members. Group members can be added individually by the group leader, if needed. New groups must be requested by submitting the online form and need to be activated by the group administrator. The person who creates the group is the group leader. Management of the group homepage can be shared by more than one person if the group leader sets up permissions accordingly.
How will I know when my group has been activated?
All group requests go through a request queue. Faculty groups are automatically approved. Student groups are approved for officially recognized clubs and organizations. You will receive notification when your group has been activated. Please be aware that if you create a "restricted" group, you will need to add all the members into the group. This means you need to check the "members" link under the Configuration tools regularly. Members of Public groups are added automatically so this does not apply.
How do people become members in a group?Members can join groups themselves or group leaders can choose to add them. To join a group, simply select the group from the group index and click on "Join". A group leader can only add one member at a time. So depending on the number of members, this could be time consuming for the group leader. The right to manage the members can be given or designated to other members of the group as well.
Are there any limitations to files I upload to course or group homepages?
- A total of 50 MB is available for upload of files and photos for each group.
- Maximum file size for files uploaded to the file sharing area of course and group homepages is 1 MB. All file types are supported.
- Maximum file size of uploaded photos to group homepages is 1 MB; both gif and jpg files are supported.