Create GROUPS in Office 365


"Office 365 Groups behave like traditional email distribution groups in that you can send a message to a group and have it delivered to all the group members. But the problem with distribution groups is that if you’re not a member, you don’t get the information. And when you join, you don’t gain access to previous discussions. Office 365 Groups help solve this problem.

An Office group is a shared workspace for email, conversations, files, and calendar events where group members can conveniently collaborate. With Office 365 groups, not only can it be used as an email distribution group but it also stores discussions for new members to discover when they join."


  1. Sign in to your William James email
  2. After signing in, on the right side on the right side of the page is GROUPS. From here, you can join a group or create a group.

  3. To CREATE A GROUP, click CREATE GROUP. Then the create a group menu option will appear.

  4. Enter a name, add a description and chose whether you would want to group to be public or private. Finally, click the checkbox next to “Subscribe new members so they receive group conversations and calendar events in their inbox.”
  5. Next click CREATE at the top of the page.
  6. Next enter the name or email address of the people you want to add to the group.
  7. Click ADD at the top of the page once you have added all the members to this group
  8. Once the group has been create it will look like this:

  9. You can also browse other groups by clicking MORE under GROUPS and then click BROWSE GROUPS.



To learn more about Office 365 Groups please visit Microsoft's article on Office 365 Groups for videos and more.

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