Creating groups for students, researchers, and judges is useful on the Ning, because the "send message" feature lets members of the group send a message to everyone in the group. Schools are encouraged to ask their students to join a group so that they can communicate and talk about school-specific issues. Just remember, that most of it can be viewed.

See Ning help: How to Create a Group

Invitation Only Group management


You can invite members or members can request an invitation.

Group invitations are a little tricky, AFTER the student has requested an invitation, the teacher should:

1) Go to the Project Ning
2) MAKE SURE YOU SIGN IN. If you aren't it is a mess and you can't figure it out!
3) Click on your group
4) Click "manage group members"
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Group administration Example

5) You'll see that there are two tabs, "members" and "invited." If it is NOT a private group, Invited may not show.
6) You can click on invited and click "resend invitation."
7) When students ask to join, a new tab will appear called "requested Invite" - click that tab.
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8) Check the person's name you would like to join the group and click "Invite." They will officially be allowed to join now!
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approving an invitation


Problems should be reported to http://help.ning.com and the flat classroom group.