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Collaborating With Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups allow faculty, staff, and students to collaborate effectively using familiar Office 365 applications. Groups are managed by one or more owners, who can add or remove group members, and also transfer ownership if necessary. Here are some of the features yuo can take advantage of when using Groups:

  • Shared Inbox - Each Group has an e-mail address, and the Group inbox is where messages to the Group will be delivered. Group members can also use the inbox to communicate with each other.

  • Shared Calendar - Group members can schedule relevant events using a shared calendar interface.

  • Shared OneDrive Document Library - A shared storage space for Group members to store, share, and collaborate on files.

  • Shared OneNote Notebook - A shared notebook for storing notes and other information.

  • Shared Planner - Project tasks can be assigned and manged among Group members.

Office 365 Groups can be accessed in a variety of ways, however, the easiest method is through the People tile when you log in to https://portal.office.com. Your Groups will be listed on the left, and you can click on one to access the content for that Group. Groups can also be accessed through Outlook, Teams, and other Office 365 applications. 

To request an Office 365 Group, contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550, helpdesk@american.edu, or via http://help.american.edu.

Please Note: Office 365 Groups will be named following a standard naming convention. When requesting a Group, please include the purpose of the Group, the Group members, and who the owner(s) of the Group should be.

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