How to Create a Group on WordPress
On the Dashboard, left-hand side, there is a toolbar for the Site Features, Select “Groups.”
Select “Add New,” at the top of the Groups Directory.
Add a Group name and Description.
Set the Privacy Settings:
- Privacy options for the Course Group, should ideally be set to Public, so that others who are a part of the Commons Site are able to view the content.
- Group Invitations should be set to “Group Admins and Mods Only;” so that the Group Administrator can send the invites to students.
- Email Subscription settings should be set to “All Email,” so that students will receive email notifications about new posts within the group.
Do you want your group to have a “Forum” where you can post things about the course? This is helpful for discussion questions, or course announcements. If yes, check the box.
Do you want your group to have access to creating “BuddyPress Docs?” This is helpful for posting documents. If yes, then check the box. Make sure that the permissions are set so that even as a group member, you’d be able to add a BuddyDoc.
Set your Avatar for the group.
If you would like to include blog feeds, from maybe another course that you’ve taught before add the url feed, so that students can be updated on this new group.