Google Groups makes it easy for groups of people—such as project teams, departments, or classmates—to communicate and collaborate. You can send an email to everyone in a group with one address, invite a group to an event, or share documents with a group.
Google Groups is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.
Want a group for your department or organization? Submit a request to create a new group.
There are three commonly-requested types of groups used for different purposes:
- Email list
- Email list groups work like mailing lists. They are useful for simple discussion or sending out announcements.
- Collaborative inbox
- Perfect for when a department needs a “shared address” to act as the primary contact email address, members of a collaborative inbox group can receive and respond to email requests. Members can also assign incoming messages to themselves or other group members, track the status of the inquiry, categorize posts so they’re easy to find later, and more.
- Create a web-only group on a particular subject that anyone in your organization can view or join.
If you are having difficulty accessing this service, check the G Suite Status Dashboard first for information about any current Google service information about any current Google service information, then contact IT Services for assistance.