Microsoft 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. This article will provide the steps necessary to create a new Office 365 group.
Log into Office 365 with your Davidson credentials.
On the Welcome screen, click on the Outlook icon
In the lower left corner of the Outlook 365 screen, click on the People icon
In the Navigation pane along the left side of your screen, click on the + button just to the right of the Groups section header.
Note: Depending on the number of your email folders, you may have scroll down in the Navigation pane to see the Groups section.
In the Create a group dialog box in the upper right corner of the screen:
In the Standard group section, click on the Next button.
In the Group name field, type in a name for the new group/distribution list.
Outlook will then let you know if the name is available. If available, the email address to be created will appear in the Group email address field.
We recommend adding a description so members can see what group they are joining.
If you would like control over the membership of the group, you can leave the Privacy setting set to Private. If you would like Davidson employees and students to be able to join the group on their own, change the Privacy setting to Public.
If the default selection is acceptable, you can leave the Language setting unchanged.
When you are ready to go, click on the Create button at the top of the dialog box.
In the Add members dialog box in the upper right corner of the screen:
Type in the email address of the first member of the group and press the Enter key.
Type in the email address of the second member of the group and press the Enter key. Continue until all members have been added.
When you are finished, click on the Add button at the top of the dialog box to create the new group.