Request to Create an O365 Group

 

Overview (What is it?)

Office 365 Groups is a service that works with the Office 365 tools you use already so you can collaborate with your teammates when writing documents, creating spreadsheets, working on project plans, scheduling meetings, or sending email. A group will have its own email address.

You don’t have to worry about manually assigning permissions to all those resources because adding members to the group automatically gives them the permissions they need to the tools your group provides. Additionally, groups are the new and improved experience for what we used to use distribution lists or shared mailboxes to do.

Some things to consider when entering your request:

Content in a private Group can only be seen by the members of the Group and anyone who wants to join will need to be added by the Group owner.

Information Technology recommends that most Groups in Office 365 be designated as private.

How do I add members to my group?

To add members to your group please click here.

What other features are available in Groups?

Conversations  

Having a Group Conversation is similar to having an email thread, but only Group members participate.  Microsoft has an excellent how-to page on Group conversations here. Conversations are saved in a Group, so new members will have access to all past conversations.

Calendar

Each Office 365 Group gets its own calendar.  Events can be scheduled on this calendar and invites are automatically sent to all Group members.  It is recommended that events be added to the Group calendar through the web interface via mail.apsu.edu rather than through the Outlook application.

Eligibility (Who can request it?)

Any student or employee.

How to Request (Do you need this service?)

Please click the "Request O365 Group" button to the right to get started.