Posts Categorized: Groups

What is the difference between a group and a site?

Whether it is best for you to use a group or a site to share information on MLA Commons depends on your communication goals. If you would like to communicate with colleagues who are interested in a certain field or professional issue, you may want to start or join a group. Groups facilitate interaction between… Read more »

How do I upload files?

When you join a group, you can post content on the Commons in a variety of ways: by contributing to the forum, creating a new doc, or uploading a file. If you want to upload a file, go to Files in the left menu of your group. Under Files List, you will see materials that have… Read more »

How can I change my group e-mail notifications?

When you join a group, you automatically receive e-mail notifications for all group activity. If you’d like to change your notification settings for one of your groups, please go to the home page of that group and look for E-mail Options in the left navigation panel. On the next page, select your preferred option:  No E-mail,… Read more »

What are group roles?

Group roles identify what managerial functions group members can perform within the group. In addition to regular members, there are group administrators and group moderators. Group administrators can change group settings (e.g., turn the group blog on or off, turn group forums on or off, change group status from public to private); post announcements; change… Read more »

What are member roles?

When you create a group, you will be asked to set member roles. These determine the status of your group members and their ability to post and comment on the group blog. Administrators have access to all the administration features; editors can publish posts, manage posts, and manage others’ posts; authors can publish and manage… Read more »

How do I create a group?

After you’ve logged in to the Commons, click on the Groups tab; then, select the Create a Group button next to the group directory. Enter a group name and group description; you can also write some news about your new group. Then, click Create Group and Continue. You will next be able to choose whether… Read more »

How can I join a group?

There are three types of groups on the Commons: public groups, private groups, and hidden groups. Public groups (like MLA Commons Help) will appear in the directory of groups, and anyone can join by clicking the Join Group button on the group’s page. All content in public groups is visible, even to people who aren’t… Read more »