A group is a place for you to connect with people who share an interest. People join a group to participate in discussions, keep track of the group-related documents, and remain aware of the group's activities.
You can browse the groups in your community from the Browse > Places page from the top navigation. Groups anyone can fully participate in are called Public or Open. Other groups require you to be a member to participate in certain ways. Depending on how a group is set up, you may have to join it before you can collaborate on content in that group. Some groups require you to be a member in order to see any activity or content in a group, and still others are invisible unless you get an invitation.
To join a group, click Join group
Depending on the type of group, your membership may need to get approved by the group manager.
To find some groups to participate in:
- In the main navigation, click your avatar and then Your Places. Your avatar is to the left of Create in the upper right corner.
- Select in the left pane.
- Use the filtering options to find groups that interest you.
- Click the group title to open and look at the group. You won't see any Private, unlisted groups here because can't see them unless you are invited to the group. If you click on a private group, you can ask to join.
- You have the following options depending on the group type:
Option Description Open Group Click through and participate, or join or follow the group to see updates from the group in your streams. Public Group Click through and participate, or follow the group to see updates from the group in your streams. (Public groups don't have members.) Members Only Group You can read all the content and activity, but you have to join to participate. Public (Restricted) Group Click through and participate. You can reply or comment and create some kinds of content without joining the group, but for full authorship rights, you need to be approved for membership by a member of the group. Private Group Request membership if you want to see what's in a private group. The group owner must approve your membership.