Recently my family, a work group, book groups, and my college golfing buddies have all set up closed Facebook groups. I have to say I love the semi-private nature of the groups. Last month, the newspaper staff also decided to create a group to hopefully improve communication.
Students have used the group to discuss story ideas, gather information, plan parties, and debate editor positions for next year.
To create a group follow Facebook’s instructions below. The one minor problem I ran into was friending students. I don’t friend students as my personal preference to set up some boundaries. To avoid this I set up a fake person to create the group and invite everyone to the group.
Overall it has been much more effective than email and has put the students more in control.
To create a group follow Facebook’s instructions below:
Once the group is created, you will be taken to the group’s page. You can click “Edit Group” at the top right of the page to add a group description, set a group email address, add a group picture and manage members.