Frequently Asked Questions

How To Setup A New Google Community
This step-by-step tutorial reveals how to setup a new Google Community.
 

Step 01a: Log In To Google

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You will have to be logged in to Google prior to setting up your Google Community. If you're not logged in yet, you can do it at Google.com.
 
 

Step 01b: Click To Your Google+ Profile

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Step 02: Click "Communities" Tab In Flyout Menu

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Step 03: Click "Create Community" Button

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Step 04: Choose Privacy. Name Community. Select Search Options.

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(1) Public / Private: More than likely, you'll want to choose a Private Community you can invite select students/teachers.
(2) Naming: Input your Community Name. Suggestion: Add a "TLA" in front of your course name.
(3) Search Option: Select what works for your community.
(4) Click "Create Community" button when complete.
 
 

Step 05a: Add Optional Tagline. Click "Pick a photo" Button.

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Step 05b: Click "Select Photo From Your Computer" Button

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Step 5c: Select Photo (With Appropriate Dimensions)

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(1) Image Dimensions: After a few test images, a Google Community profile photo fits best with a slightly wider image. Your mileage may vary.
(2) Click "Open" to import photo as your Profile Photo.
 

Step 05d: Resize Photo Fit

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Step 05e: Click "Set as profile photo" Button

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Step 05f: View Profile Photo For Fit

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If your photo looks good, we can move on to the next step. If not, click "Pick a photo" button to upload a different sized image.
 

Step 06: Add, Modify or Delete Categories

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Consider "Categories" to be a new Section or Label in your Community. For example, you can create Categories for specific Course Topics, Course Assignments, Resources, and the list goes on. When you add a new update/resource to your Community, you can assign it to one of your categories, for easier search and organization.
Click "Add category" to add a new category. Or click an existing category to modify it.
 
 

Step 07: Click "Done" Button To Complete Setup

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Step 08: Invite Select Teachers or Students

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In the "To" field, you can type in select email addresses or Google Circles. They'll be invited to your Google Community.
 

END: Click "Send" Button.

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 Last updated Wed, Nov 19 2014 10:53am

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