Creating a Community in Google+
To create a Google+ community, you must already have access to the UW Google Apps and have logged in to your UW Google Apps account.
Once you have logged in, mouse over the “Home” menu, found on the right side of screen, just under the yellow “W” logo. When the menu appears, select the “Communities” option.
On the “Communities” page, click the “Create Community” button on the upper right, near the “Search for Communities” search box. Clicking the “Create Community” button will present a window from which you can create your group.
You will first need to decide who may view your group. We recommend choosing the “Restricted to uw.edu” option, as this will ensure that the group will only be visible to those with a UW Google Apps account. Select your option, and click the “Next” button at the bottom of the screen.
Next, decide whether you want your group to be open to everyone in the UW community (by selecting the “Open within uw.edu” option) or open to only those who you invite (by selecting the “Private in uw.edu” option). In either case, you will have to provide a name for your community and select some additional options before you can continue. Once you have completed the form, click the “Create Community” button.
Once your community has been created, you will have an opportunity to set up your community and publicize it. Follow the directions, on screen, to set up your community.
When you have finished, your community will be active and you can start inviting people to participate.
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