If you have been appointed as an officer, you will now have access to Group Management Tools and Settings.

This article provides an overview of what you can do as an officer with CampusGroups:

  1. Access to your Group Management Menu

To manage a group, you have two options:

  • Log in to CampusGroups.
  • Click on the "Group" icon and click on the "Manage" icon of the group of your choice.

Or the second option:

  • Log in to CampusGroups.
  • Click on the "Group" icon and click on the group of your choice.
  • Click on 'Manage' (top right corner).

 

2. Set up your Group

Creation (You need to be an officer of the Admin Group)

  • Click on "Administration" icon (fifth top icon).
  • Click on "Goups" in the top bar.
  • Click on "Create a new group".

  

Enter your goup information and settings.

  • Click on "Save".

 

Settings

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Click on the "Dashboard" (manage tool bar).
  • Click on "Settings".
  • Review your settings and make changes as needed.  

 

Fees

  • While creating your group or reviewing settings, scroll to the "Sign-up Options and Membership Fees".
  • Set up sign-up options.
  • Set up fees, captions, restrictions and duration of membership.

 

3. Manage Members

Import a list of members

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Click on "Members" (manage tool bar).
  • Click on the "Import" link on the left menu.
  • Follow these three steps: download the template, fill in the columns with members information and upload the document.
  • Once your list is uploaded, review it and click on "Upload".

 

Quickly add Members already registered to the Platform

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Click on "Members" (manage tool bar).
  • Click on the "Add members" button.
  • Enter selected names and emails through the search box in the pop-up.
  • Prepare your list and click on "Confirm".

 

4. Officers

Safe Elections

Once you have your list of members imported, you can organize an online survey to manage Elections.

Add Officers

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Click on "Dashboard" (manage tool bar), then click on "Officers" and then on "Permissions" in the top menu.
  • Click on "Add one officer" (top right corner).
  • Enter selected names and emails through the search box in the pop-up.
  • Prepare your list and click on "Confirm".

 

5. Organize Collaboration

Empower your group feed

  • Display your Group Page.
  • Click on the "Page Settings" button (top right corner).
  • Click on checkboxes to display specific links (Members, Officers, forum, etc.) on the right of your group feed.

Once your group feed is set up, share statuses, photos, docs and polls with members.
The feed is a good way to collect ideas and opinions, organize elections and generally inform people with updates.

Create Opt-in tags

Opt-in Tags are specific sub-groups to which your members can subscribe simply by clicking on checkboxes in your group feed.

  • Display your Group Management Toolbar.
  • Click on "Dashboard" (manage tool bar) and then click on "Tags".
  • Scroll to "Opt-in Tags".
  • Click on "Create an Opt-in Tag".
  • Create as many opt-in tags as needed (you can add colors).
  • You can send an email to notify members about your sub-group creations.
  • Once members have subscribed, you can take several specific actions such as sending them emails, newsletters, etc. 

Manage Tags & Documents

  • Share documents on your group feed.

 

Organize Tags & Photos 

  • Share photos on your group feed and organize them with tags.

 

6. Manage Events

Set up big Events

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Go on "Events".
  • Click on "Create event".
  • Enter your event information and settings.
  • Click on 'Save'.

 

7. Communicate efficiently

Import a List of Contacts

You can use CampusGroups to send group emails to people who are not members.

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Click on "Members" (manage tool bar).
  • Click on the "Import" Link on the left.
  • Follow these three steps: download the template, fill in the columns with members information and upload the document.
  • Since your contacts will not be members of CampusGroups, make sure to put a 0 in the 'Members' column.
  • Once your list is uploaded, review it and click on "Upload".

 

Compose a Group Email

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Go on "Emails" (manage tool bar).
  • Click on "Compose email".
  • Select a Target Audience or select "all".
  • Follow these quick steps: review the list of recipients, then compose your email.
  • Add widgets of specific events.

 

Build a nice Email Template

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Click on "Emails" (manage tool bar) and then on "Email templates" in the left menu.
  • Click on "Create new template".
  • Create your template in simple text or in HTML.
  • Click on 'Save'.
  • Template is now available in the first step when you have to select recipients before composing your email.

 

Websites & Blogs

  • Display your Group Management Tool Bar.
  • Click on "Websites" (manage tool bar).
  • There are five sections helping you manage your website:

         - Webpages: To manage the Architecture of your Website, Menu and Subpages.
         - Colors & Graphics: To upload your Banner and Logo, change Colors Settings.
         - Social Networks: To add social Elements such as Facebook Like, Google +1 Buttons, etc.
         - Widgets: To find Widgets pulling specific Content from your Group Activities and Settings.
         - Options: to access advanced Options such as Google Analytics, Customized CSS, etc.

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