Google Groups Documentation

Login to https://webmail.oakland.edu , this will redirect the user to log in using NetID and password.

Navigate to https://groups.google.com or within webmail click on the Google Apps 9 squre and go to Groups.

Click on "My groups", then manage.

How can I just who can post to my Google Group?

  • On the left side, click the dropdown for Permissions, and select Basic permissions.
  • Next to Post, check “All members of the group”, or select from the drop down menu, “Owners of the group”, “Managers of the group”, “All members of the group”, “All organization members”, or “Public”
  • At the top, click Save.

How do I add members to my Google Group?

  • To invite members: on the left side, click the dropdown for Members, and select Invite members. For more information about inviting members, click here.

  • To add members without an invitation: on the left side, click the dropdown for Members, and select Direct add members. For more information about adding members, click here.

How do I remove a member(s) to my Google Group?

  • Once you click manage, you are taken to the “All Members” page where you will see the list of members.

  • To remove a member from the list, place a checkmark in the box to the left of the member's name that you would like to remove. Click the “Actions” dropdown box, select “Remove from group” near the bottom of the menu.

How do I change who can join my Google Group?

  • On the left side, click the dropdown for Permissions, and select Basic permissions.
  • Next to Join the group, select “Anyone in the organization”, “Only invited users”, or “Anyone in the organization can ask.”
  • At the top, click Save.

How do I allow people outside of oakland.edu to join our Google Group?

  • On the left side, click the dropdown for Permissions, and select Basic permissions.
  • Next to Allow members external to this organization, check “Allow new users not in oakland.edu”.
  • At the top, click Save.

How do I change a member's role in our Google Group?

  • On the left side, click the dropdown for Roles, and select Roles.
  • At the top, click Save.

For more information about roles, click here.

For more information about creating roles, click here.

How do I make my Google Group not listed in the directory? (This is off by default)

  • On the left side, click the dropdown for Information, and select Directory.
  • Next to Group directory, you can check or uncheck the option to list your group in the directory.
  • At the top, click Save

How do I check who is a member in a Google Group?

  • On the left side, click the dropdown for Members, and select All members.
  • At the top, click Save.

Here, if you have the correct permissions, you can see member’s role, email address, delivery settings, the date they joined, and their posting settings. For more information about membership settings, click here.

How do I moderate messages in my Google Group?

  • On the left side, click the dropdown for Settings, and select Moderation.
  • At the top, click Save.

For more information about moderating messages, click here.

How do I check messages that are waiting to be moderated in my Google Group?

  • On the left side, click the dropdown for Messages, and select Pending messages.
  • At the top, click Save.

For more information about how to moderate messages, click here.

Full google groups documentation can be viewed here.

https://support.google.com/groups/?hl=en#topic=9216

Additional questions can be sent to uts@oakland.edu