The article covers:
- Adding a Banner and Logo
Creating a Group
To create a Group, click the Create Group + button in the top left corner.
Give your Group a name and a description and click Next.
Please note the Group name needs to be unique. If you enter a name that is already taken you will see an error message and need to select a different one.
Next, choose the level of privacy you want your Group to have within your organisation.
Building a Group
Adding a banner and a logo
At the bottom of the banner image and profile image is a green bar labelled Click here to upload...
Click this to upload an image. To fit perfectly, the images must be the following dimensions:
Banner: 1895 x 300px
Logo: 300 x 300px
If the image does not match these sizes, it will become distorted.
To add a page to your Group, click the Page+ button the left hand side.
Then give your page a title and click the green tick.
You can separate your pages into sections using headings.
To add a heading, click the Heading+ button on the left hand side.
Give your heading a title and click the tickbox to add it in among your pages.
Changing the page order
You can move pages and headings up and down the contents list using the arrows that appear to the right or by dragging and dropping the item where you would like it to fit.
Page Edit Icons
Hover over the name of the page. You will see these icons appear.
- The green symbol will open the editing page, enabling you to add your content.
- The black pencil symbol allows you to edit the name of the page.
- The blue arrow allows you to publish or unpublish the page. Members of the Group will be able to see the content once the page is published.
- The red cross enables you to delete the page.
1. Enter the title of your page. You can change this at any time.
2. Use these tools to add bold text, italics,
Quotes and more. Hover over each button to see what it does.
3. This is the Editing Pane. Type your text here.
4. This is the Preview Pane. This will show you what your page will look like when published. It updates in real time.
5. Use these buttons to save or publish your page.
Before your page can be viewed by other people in the Group, it must be Published. Publish your page by clicking on the Publish button in the top right, next to Save. You can also publish a page by using the blue arrow as explained above.
Once published, your page is visible to everyone who is a member of the group. You can still edit the page and also unpublish it if you no longer want people to be able to see it.
Unpublished pages will show in italics. Published pages will show in normal text.
Add text to your page by typing in the editing pane. You can see how it will look in the preview pane.
You can give your text special styles by clicking the buttons above the editing pane. This will insert special characters into your text, giving it attributes such as bold, italics or `emphasis`
Adding Images and Videos
Add images by clicking Insert+ and then Image. Upload an image or paste an image URL.
You can upload multiple images to your Group at a time using the attachment and image uploader under the Resources heading.
Reflections or Videos
Add a reflection by clicking Insert+ and then Reflections or Videos.
Choose your reflection from the list. The list contains all reflections that have been shared with this group.
NOTE: A Reflection must be shared to the group first.
Here is a handy video guide demonstrating how to link external videos to your group.
Size and Positioning
You can then choose the size and position of your image or video, as well as how it will interact with the text.
When you save the image, you will see the code that displays it automatically appear in your editing pane. From here you can adjust how it appears on the page by editing the text, such as the size and the alignment.
It will also mention where to place the text you would like to appear alongside the image.
You can share feedback Forms with other users via Groups. This is a great way to create a shared Form library.
NOTE: Forms must be shared with the Group before they can be added.
Add a form by clicking Insert+ and then Forms. Select from the list of forms that have been shared to the group to add a link to it.
For more information on Forms, go here.
You can add a Room to a Group so that members of the Group can more easily join a specific Room that has been created.
To do this, use the Insert+ drop down menu and select Room. Then select the Room you would like to add to the page of the Group.
NOTE: The Group must be subscribed to the Room before it can be added.
For more about Rooms, including how to subscribe a Group to a Room, go here.
Discussion Boards give you the ability to host discussions between users on your group pages.
Discussion Boards are mini forums where users can discuss topics related to the group. The group administrator can set a topic for the discussion, moderate posts, or lock the discussion if they want.
Discussion Boards can be added to any group page using the Insert+ drop down menu and selecting Discussion.
For more about discussions, go here.
You can add your own resources to your groups page. You can share .pdf's, Presentations and other documents as attachments.
First you have to upload your file to your Group. Do this using the Attachments tab under the Resources header on the left.
Click the green Upload button on the right and select your file to upload it.
You can then add your file by returning to the page you are editing and clicking Insert+ and then Attachments.