QMplus Hub is a separate area within QMplus which enables both students and academics to set up private or public groups. Examples of private groups include students who want to share work with their tutor or students collaborating on a specific project who might only want to share information amongst themselves rather than the whole class. Groups can also be used to share a template page with students.
This document contains instruction on how to:
- Create a Group
- Creating a forum post
- Invite other people to join your Group
- Manage how forum posts are received
It assumes you know:
Step 1: Creating a Group
- Log into QMplus and select QMplus Hub from the home page (see screenshot below) or the link in the dropdown menu under My Dashboard.
3. Click on Create Group to the right of the screen:
4. Name your group & give it a description
5. Specify the settings for accessibility, editing rights & visibility.
Editing rights screenshot 1
Editing rights screenshot 2
6. Click Save Group before exiting.
7. Once you have saved the group you will be taken to the group homepage (pictured below) where you can:
- Check that your group has been saved successfully
- Start inviting members and uploading content (from the Members tab)
- Decide what content you want to display on your group homepage by selecting ‘Edit this page‘
- Modifying any of the original Settings if you need to.
- Start creating group pages and/or templates
- Uploading files or
- Creating the first post in a group Journal or Forum (see next section)
Step 2: Creating a Forum post
Navigate to QMplus Hub, click on the Groups dropdown menu and select My Groups. Alternatively you might find your group in the right-hand block of the dashboard.
- Click on the relevant group & click on the Forums tab in the group menu.
2. then Click on General discussion.
3. Click on NEW TOPIC.
4. Add a subject to your post then add the content of your forum post. Decide:
a. if you want the topic to be ‘sticky’ i.e. appear at the top of all topics in the thread
b. If you want to receive any further replies or not
c. If you want the message to be posted immediately (rather than a 30 minute delay)
Step 3: Manually inviting people to join your group
- Select the group in question & click on the Members tab.
- Click on send multiple invitations at once.
- Type in the name of the person you would like to add and click GO. (If you don’t know the full name then you can try the first and last name only but it may be harder to locate the right person)
- Select (i.e highlight by clicking on their name in the box) the person/people you would like to add and click on the arrow button (>). The name will move over to the ‘users to be invited’ box. Repeat these steps for all the people you wish to invite.
- When you have finished adding people to be invited Click SUBMIT. Your invitees will either be automatically emailed an invitation link or they will be enrolled in the group..depending on your group settings.
Pending members can be viewed under the invites link:
Step 4: Managing how Forum posts are received
Forum posts are automatically emailed to all those in the ‘Group’. In order to limit the number of emails you receive, you can choose to receive all forum posts as a single daily email update. This is known as an ‘Email digest’. The instructions below explain how to set this up.
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