Google Groups

Using and Managing Google Groups

For help using Google Groups as a group owner, manager, or member, two very good resources are:

Requesting New Groups

Faculty and Staff

Faculty or Staff members who need a new group created may send an e-mail with the name of the group (including an “su-” prefix) and its purpose to infodesk@southwestern.edu. You will receive an e-mail notifying you when your group is created. Please refer to the support resources listed above for assistance with the available configuration options, and for information on how to perform such management tasks as adding users or moderating messages. If you require further assistance, please e-mail the Info Desk explaining your problem. Alternatively, you can call x7333 (512-819-7333) during business hours.

Students

Student organizations are invited to make use of Google Groups for discussions and communication. To have a group created for a student organization, do the following:

  • Have a faculty or staff member agree to sponsor your group.
  • Decide on a name for your group that includes an “su-” prefix.
  • Have your sponsor send an e-mail message to infodesk@southwestern.edu with the group’s name, its purpose, and a list of any students that will perform group management tasks such as adding users or moderating messages.

The sponsor will be e-mailed a confirmation when the group is created. Please refer to the support resources listed above for assistance with the available configuration options, and for information on how to perform routine management tasks. If you require further assistance, please e-mail the Info Desk explaining your problem. Alternatively, you can call x7333 (512-819-7333) during business hours.