How To: Group Hubs
- Group Hubs
- Accessing the Group Hub Directory
- Joining an Open Group Hub
- Joining a Closed Group Hub
- Accessing Content from Group Hubs
- Setting up Notifications for Group Hubs
- Viewing Your Group Hub Subscriptions
- Viewing Another User's Group Hub Subscriptions
Groups hubs are a community of users who connect and engage with one another based on common interest, industry, and region. There are two types of group hubs which are open and closed. Open group hubs are the most accessible and content membership is available to all community members. Closed group hubs are more private and can either be invite-only or require a registration such as the Admirals Club. In order to post in any group hub, whether it may be open or closed, you must first join that group. By participating in a group hub, you will have many opportunities to learn from other community members by sharing ideas, strategies, and experiences.
Accessing the Group Hub Directory
To see all the groups hubs that are available in the community, start by selecting the Resources tab, and then click on the Group Directory link under the Network section.
Joining an Open Group Hub
To join an open group hub, select the group that you want to participate in, and then click on the Join Group Hub button located above the Group Hub Information header.
Joining a Closed Group Hub
Closed group hubs are divided into two different categories which are invitation-only and self-service registration groups. Invite-only group hubs consist of members who personally received an invite from the group's creators. Self-service registration group hubs, such as the Admirals club, require users to complete an online registration form before being added to the group by an administrator.
To join an invite-only group hub, start by clicking on the group that you want to participate in, and then select the Send Request To Join button. A group administrator will review your request and will contact you for any further information.
The Admirals Club is currently the only self-service registration group in the community. To join the Admirals Club, start by selecting the Become an Admiral link under the Community tab, scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then fill out the online registration form.
Once you have submitted your online registration form, the group administrators will review your application and will contact you to discuss further details.
Accessing Content from Group Hubs
Posts from group hubs can only be viewed and accessed by members of those particular groups. For example, if you are share a group post from the Admirals Club to non-members, they will encounter an error message and will not be able to access that content. In order to avoid any confusion, always check to make sure that you sharing group content with members of the same group. If the recipient is not a member, please ask them to join the group that you are sharing content from.
Setting up Notifications for Group Hubs
To enable this specific setting, start by clicking My settings in the drop-down menu of your user icon, followed by selecting Notification Settings in the Subscriptions & Notifications tab, and then checkmark the box below.
Read How To: Bookmarking and Subscribing to learn more about optimizing your community notification settings.
Viewing Your Group Hub Subscriptions
To see all your group hub subscriptions, select My profile in the drop-down menu of your user icon, and then scroll down your user profile until you see the My Groups Hubs header.
Viewing Another User's Group Hub Subscriptions
To view another community member's group hub subscriptions, select View Profile by clicking on their username, and then scroll down their user profile until you see the My Groups Hubs header.
Groups hubs allow users to communicate and collaborate with other community members in a more efficient way.
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