Group News and Events
When a group member logs into their portal, group news appears on their portal homepage and group events are included in their personal calendar.
Each posted news item or event may include attached links and files. If your school is using School Loop’s website tools, members may request that group news and events be added to the school’s homepage.
To start a discussion, click the New button from the Discussion area of the Group’s homepage. All Group discussion threads appear in the Discussion area of each member’s portal. All members of the group may read and reply to any or all group discussion.
For each post or reply to a group discussion, members receive an email.
If members choose, they may opt out of the email notifications for group discussions by following these steps:
- Click the View All button in the discussion area of the group homepage.
- Select Receive Replies by Email or Opt Out of Email Replies.
Even if members opt out of email notification, they may still view and participate in all discussions from both their Portal Page and the Group homepage.
A group project can be started by any member of the group. Projects are essentially a special type of discussion with a specific time frame.
To create a project click the blue Start Project button and fill in the details.
Group projects are listed on each member’s Portal Page.
The Group locker is for the mutual benefit of all group members. Like all School Loop lockers, files and links may be stored and organized into folders. Group members may upload and access all resources in the locker. To add resources to the group locker, hover over the blue Save Resources button and then choose to add a file, link, or folder from the drop menu.
Administrators and the group’s creator are the only persons who can delete a group. The Delete Group option will appear in the group Toolbox of those individuals.