This week we'll be taking a look at Groups. For the purpose of Forum 35, groups are basically projects. If you're a member of a project, you should probably join its group here on the website. As everyone becomes more and more familiar with the website, we hope that most projects will start using the features inherent in the website to facilitate communications and assist in planning. For instance, group webpages may establish file libraries to hold important reference or planning documents. So, if you're helping out with a project, join its group.
Oh, you want to know how to join a group? So needy...
It's really pretty simple.
Step 1: Log into the website. The groups themselves will only be accessible once you've logged into the website.
Step 2: There are now two main ways to access a group; both are located on the right hand side of the page: Our Initiatives and Join A Project Committee.
Our Initiatives provides a list of Forum 35's projects and committees and provides details for each. At the top of each page is a link to join the committee. If you are new to the organization, this is a great place to start your search for a project that appeals to you. Join A Project Committee contains a list of links to the group pages for each project. If you already know about our projects, this is the most direct way of joining them. Once you see a project you want to join, click on its name.
Step 3: Regardless of the method selected, you should now find yourself at the project's group page. If you are not a member of the group, there should be a link near the top of the group page entitled: Join Group. Click on this link and you will now be a member of the group.
The group home page features a list of events and news articles pertinent to its mission. This is a great way to keep abreast of what's going on with each project. We hope that by consolidating this data and information, it will improve communications within the group and help streamline meetings.
I haven't really figured out what to tackle next week. If anyone has a suggestion or if you run into any problems, feel free to send us a note (email@example.com).
J. Slater McKay
President-Elect, Forum 35