Step 2: Create a Group
Once you've registered yourself as an adult (and confirmed your registration), you're ready to create a group. This is the next step in getting your youth registered.
A group is essentially the same as a class in the "real world." By creating a "group" and having individuals join your group, you identify the youth you're working with, and you establish a link between you and them so you can view and comment on their activities on the site.
To create a group:
- Log in to the site.
- Go to "Manage Groups" in the upper right part of the screen (seen when logged in) or follow the link in your Web screen upon confirming your registration.
- Scroll down the page to "Add a New Group" and enter a name for the youth in your group. For instance, if you're a teacher and have a class in Independent Living Skills, you might name the group Independent Living Skills. If you have more than one class in this subject, you might include more information in the name to decipher it from the other classes. If you're a parent or a mentor and you're working 1:1 with a youth, you might enter the name of the person with whom you're exploring the site as your group name.
- Enter a date which you would like to be reminded to remove this group from your account (optional). By removing or deleting a group, you do not affect the access privileges of your group members. You simply stop having access to their Life Map and Class Notebook entries. If you enter a date, you will receive an e-mail on or around that date reminding you to delete the group if you wish to. We will not delete groups for you.
- Select "Add Group".
- Write down the Group Code that appears on the screen. You will need to give this code to your youth when they register.
NOTE: You may create more than one group, and have an unlimited number of youth join a group.
Once you have created a group, you are ready for Step 3: Register Youth.