Social groups help you bring people together around shared interests, ideas, and projects.
Use these topics for learning how to create and manage social groups in Jive.
How Do I Create a Group?
Creating a group enables you to set up an area where like-minded people can put their heads together and share information on the group subject. You must have special permissions to create a group, which are set by your community administrator.
Group Creation Options
Creating a group always starts with clicking Group in the Create menu, but it helps to understand the options that can help your group do what you want it to.
Types of Groups
A group's type (open, members only, and so on) determines who can join, see content, participate, and invite new members. Use the following table to help you understand the different types of groups that can be created in the community.
How Do I Customize My Group's Home Page?
If you're a group owner or administrator, you can use either a tile-based Activity page or a widget-based Overview page to lay out an effective landing page that includes the information and images you want people to see when they visit the group.
How Do I Invite People to Join a Group?
As a group administrator or member, you can invite people to join groups. Keep in mind that if you're using Jive as an internal corporate community, people from outside the community might not be able to join your group.
Posting a Status Update in a Group
There may be times you want to limit your status update to only a specific group in your community. When you post a status update to a group, only members and/or people following the group will see the update in their attention streams. If the Overview page of the group includes the Recent Activity widget, the status update will be displayed there as well.
Enabling Non-Member Content Editing
Private group owners can configure their private group so that group members can share specific documents and discussions with non-group members. This allows non-group members to help review or edit private group content, but does not allow them to see any other content items that live in the group. To enable this feature, your community manager will first need to enable non-member content editing for private groups in your community.
Sharing Content with Non-Group Members
If your private group is configured for non-member content sharing, as a group member, you can share specific documents and discussions from the group with non-group members. This is useful if you need a non-group member to help you review and edit a document or discussion. Your community administrator and/or the group's owner may need to enable this feature for you, depending on how your community is set up.
Sharing Content with Other Places
In the same way you can share content with people, you can share it with one or more places. This feature may not be turned on if you're using an externally-facing community (typically those serving customers, partners, and vendors).
Groups with External File Storage
If your administrator has connected your community with an external storage provider such as Box, SharePoint, or Google Drive, you can take advantage of file storage and synchronization for groups where this is enabled.