What is a user group?
A user group is a virtual space for people with common interests or goals. The user groups within the NI Community are segmented into different categories such as Local User Groups, Product User Groups, Special Interest Groups, and Partner Groups. Within each of these groups, you may collaborate with others on best practices, plan in-person meetups, or discuss any topic of your choice.
What are the features of user groups?
What are the types of user groups?
How do I find new groups to join?
How do I join an existing user group?
I'm trying to join a group and I can't find it. How do I join?
You can try searching for content within the group or navigating to it with the left-hand navigation. If you are unable to find the group you are looking for, it is likely that the group is "closed" and therefore not listed in the site navigation. If the group is closed, only a group member can invite you to the group and a GroupAdmin must approve your request.
How do I access groups I am a member of?
You can find the groups (both open and closed) that you are a member of under the "My Groups" area in the left-hand navigation on the community homepage.
Can I receive notifications of new group activity?
You are automatically subscribed to group activity upon joining the group. To unsubscribe, click on the Group Options menu and choose Unsubscribe. Visit My Settings > Subscriptions & Notifications to modify how often you receive email notifications.
How can I invite someone to join a group?
How do I create a new user group?
If you are interested in creating a new group, please provide the following information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Please note that user groups should NOT be utilized in the following situations:
What is expected of me as a GroupAdmin?
As a GroupAdmin, you are responsible for making sure group membership is up to date and managing the content on the group overview page.
I am a GroupAdmin. How do I manage the members of my group?
I am a GroupAdmin. How do I customize my group landing page?
The group overview page layout will be standardized across all groups. The layout includes a component which features the group avatar and group description, and an HTML component that can be used for whatever content a GroupAdmin chooses to add. To update the group avatar and description, click on Group Options then choose Edit Group. To edit the group overview HTML component, click on the Edit button at the bottom of the component. You can then add plain text or HTML. For help adding HTML to the component, please see HTML Templates for User Groups.
I am a GroupAdmin. How do I update my group avatar and description?
To update the group avatar and description, click on Group Options then choose Edit Group. You will be taken to a page where you can edit your group name, description, privacy setting, and upload a new avatar. Please note, when choosing an avatar for your group, you must ensure you have the rights to use this image.
I am a GroupAdmin. How do I pin a topic to the top of the discussions?
Open the topic, select Topic Options towards the top left, then select Float Topic for All Users.
I am a GroupAdmin. How do I make an announcement to my group?
An announcement can be posted in the HTML component on the overview page, or in a pinned topic within the group.