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.
Adding an Overview Page
When widgets are enabled in your community, which is uncommon, you can add an Overview page to a place. Overview pages are based on widgets while other pages, such as Activity and custom pages are based on tiles. Please note that tiles provide a better user experience and perform better, especially on mobile devices.
Types of Groups
A group's type (open, members only, and so on) determines who can join, see content, participate, and invite new members.
How Do I Customize the Group Landing Page?
If you're a group owner or administrator, you can customize your group's landing page so that it will display the information and images that you want visitors to see.
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 your group has an Overview page that 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).
Making Bulk Changes to Content in Places
Social group owners, space owners, and people with Manage Community permissions can make bulk changes to content items stored in a place, such as applying tags, categories, and outcomes. This can be a quick and easy way to better organize the content in a place so that you and others can find it faster later. Or, you can move or even delete a list of items in one easy action.
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.