myColby allows the creation of campus groups which provide a club or organization the opportunity to have an area within the portal where they can post announcements, news, display a calendar of events, have a bulletin board, forum or chat for their members and others.
Authenticated users who are members of a group, will see a
My Groups link in the Quick Links section on the left side of the page. Clicking on the
or My Groups will display a list of group links for the any groups of which you are a member. Clicking on the name of a group will bring you to the main page for the group.
Group memberships are also displayed on My Pages, in the My Groups portlet and on the main page of the Campus Life tab, in the Campus Groups portlet. In both these locations, you may manage your group memberships by dropping a group, browsing a list of public groups or requesting a new group.
A campus group needs to be requested, and if approved, the requester will become the leader of the group. A group can be public (listed in the Campus Groups Directory) or private (not listed in the groups directory). There are a number of enrollment options for members: open (no application required), open by membership application, membership by invitation only, or closed to new members. There is an option to limit the number of members.
At this time, group request approvals will be granted to official Colby clubs and organizations and academic or administrative departments.
All groups have a Public Page, which is viewed by people who are not members of the group, and a Main Page, for members. Both have similar portlets, but the Public Page also has a Join Group portlet, where visitors can click a button to join the group. NOTE: Content must be separately maintained on both the public and main pages.