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campus groups documentation

 

The below is intended for those testing the redesigned Campus Groups,
which is scheduled to be released to the BC Community in September 2014.

- Information about the currently-released Campus Groups.
- Questions? Call the Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357).

 

Administrative Groups

Emailable

Group Description

Group Name

Group Prefix

Personal Groups

Public Group

Sharing

 

Administrative Groups

Administrative Groups (Admin Groups) are owned by a department. The name of an Admin Group begins with a department prefix (not a username). All group members can view and use the group. An Admin Group creator is required to designate at least one other person as an administrator of the group.

Note: To create Admin Groups, you need to be authorized by your department. To get this access, contact the Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357).

Emailable

When Emailable is selected, it allows you to use the Campus Group you create as a mailing list.

Group Description

The Group Description will appear next to the group name to make it easier to identify your group.

The Group Description must be between 9-200 characters and it can only contain alphanumeric, spaces, and these special characters: . , # & - _ : \ " '

Group Name

The Group Name you enter will be added to the group prefix to create the Campus Group name (GroupPrefix.GroupName). For example: smithj.searchcommittee OR hr.committee

The Group Name must be between 5-50 characters and can only contain alphanumeric and periods, and the first character must be a letter.

Group Prefix

For Personal Groups, the Group Prefix will be your BC username. If you have other Group Prefixes listed, you are authorized to create Administrative Groups, which use a department's prefix.

Personal Groups

Personal Groups are groups that you create. These groups will have your BC username as the prefix. For example: smithj.committee

Public Group

Public groups can be used with other BC applications. By default, all new groups are public groups. Once a group is made public, it can cannot be made non-public.

Sharing

Personal Groups can be shared after creation, allowing others to see and use the group. Only the group's creator can make changes to the group.