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 review the policies here. You will be expected to adhere to these policies once your group is created.
To start the application process, 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:
GroupAdmins can find more information in the document here: GroupAdmin Policies and FAQ