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Add People to Your Group

Add People to Your Group

Adding people to your Group

When a new Group is created, the person requesting the Group is automatically added to that Group with the role of Manager. The Group Manager may then add more members to the Group in one of two ways: by adding people directly to the Group (Direct Add Members) or by inviting people to join the Group (Invite Members).

How to direct add members

  1. Go to the My Groups section of groups.case.edu. A list of all Groups to which you belong (whether as a manager or a member) will be displayed. You can add members only to Groups for which you're a Manager.
  2. Locate the desired Group and click Manage below the Group name.
  3. Click Direct add members in the menu to the left of the manage screen.
  4. Enter the email address of the person to be added as a member of the Group. If more than one person is being added, separate the email addresses with commas.
  5. If desired, enter a welcome message to be sent to the new members being added. A welcome message is required if there is one or more new member with an outside email address (that is, ending in something other than “@case.edu”).
    • Note: No email will be sent if all new members have an “@case.edu” email AND no text is present in the “Write a welcome message” box.
  6. Select how the new members will receive email from the Group.
    • NOTE: Individual members will be able to change this setting for themselves.
  7. Click Add. If there are any issues preventing members from being added, and error message will display. 

How to invite people to join the Group‌

  1. Go to the My Groups section of groups.case.edu. A list of all Groups to which you belong (whether as a manager or a member) will be displayed. You can add members only to Groups for which you're a Manager.
  2. Locate the desired Group and click Manage below the Group name.
  3. Enter the email address of the person to be invited to the Group. If more than one person is being added, separate the email addresses with commas.
  4. Enter an invitation message (required). The Group’s name, description and address will automatically be included in the invitation message email.
  5. Click Send invites.
  6. Enter the requested verification code and click Continue.
    • A verification dialog box will pop up; enter the characters shown into the text box.
    • A confirmation message will display detailing how many invitations were sent and/or issues found that prevented the invitation being sent.
  7. When all invitations have been sent, click Done to return to the Group homepage/archive.
  8. Each invitee will have one week to respond before the invitation expires.
    • If an invitation expires before the invitee responds, the invitation can be resent or revoked by the Group manager using the Outstanding invites link located in the menu to the left of the manage screen.

How to accept new members into your Group

Depending on your Group settings, non-members may need to make a request to join your Group.

To view and accept requests to join your Group:

  1. Go to the My Groups section of groups.case.edu.
  2. Click the Manage link below the name of the Group you want to work with.
  3. From the menu to the left of the page, click Members > Join requests.
  4. Click the checkbox next to the person who wishes to join your Group. Two buttons appear: Approve applicant and Reject applicant.
    • To grant membership, click Approve applicant. The person will be sent notification that they are now a member of your Group.
    • To refuse membership, click Reject applicant. The person will be sent notification that their request has been declined.