Managing and Joining Groups in the Interfolio Client Community
This guide is only for users in the Interfolio Client Community. This guide is not relevant to the general use of the Interfolio product (ie- Dossier, Faculty Search, Faculty Activity Reporting (Faculty180), Review, Promotion & Tenure).
What are Groups in the Interfolio Client Community?
The groups tool in the Interfolio Client Community was created to offer a place for smaller communities with commonalities to breakout and talk about, potentially private, relevant topics specific to their common-held scenario or perspective (ie- Small institution, System perspective, Medical Institution, etc).
In groups, you can post a discussion post, poll, question, that is relevant to the smaller group within community.
Navigating to and Creating Groups
Select the Groups button in the toolbar within the Interfolio Client Community
From the Groups page, you can view a specific group's page, or create a new group.
The information of groups that are marked 'Private' is only available per invite by group manager or owner.
Groups that are set to Private are restricted to those who have been invited to join.
Refrain from asking to join groups that are not relevant for you or your institution.
Private groups have meant to have managed memberships for specific groups or institutions to communicate and collaborate away from the general community user base.
The page for the group will be displayed.
Note that in this example, this is a group that the user has created and has owner permissions, thus the image may display features you don't have access to in groups you are just a member in.
When you have joined a group, you can search for recent activity associated with the group.
Your exact view may vary in comparison to the images displayed in the Groups section, depending on your permissions set in that group (member or manager)
Using the notifications and digest tool, group users within the Interfolio Client Community are able to choose how frequently they would like to receive an update regarding relevant group.
Select the Digest button (or Manage Notifications) to launch the tool where you can choose how frequently you would like to be updated on this group's ongoings.
Choose how frequently you would like to be updated.
The following features are only available to group Managers and Owners.
Admins and owners can use the Manage Members pane in the right hand side.
While in a group, select the arrow button to Edit the group details.
From the group page, select the edit arrow.
Select the Edit Group option to launch the window and make edits to the details.
The Edit Group Details window will appear and you can edit the group details as displayed in the images below
The information below is displayed when a user clicks on the group, note that Name and Description are available to all users.
Group fields that are available for edit are:
- Name - Displayed to all users, even when private.
- Description - A basic text field, the description of the group for the public to view, even when private.
- Information - A rich text field, the information of the group to be displayed only to group members
- Group Email - An email to send messages to submit tickets to the larger group, only available to group members.
- Owner - The user that controls the primary group settings.
And, farther down, you can also set the Group Access type to 'Public' or 'Private', which controls the ability for general interfolio Client Community users to join the group and view group content. Setting this field to 'Public' allows general Interfolio Community Members to join the group and view the discussion, private requires an invite to join the group.