Google Groups Block

Starting in the Fall 2020, course email lists are now managed as Google Groups. A new Lyceum block has been created for this purpose, called ‘Google Group / Course Email’, which allows instructors to generate their Google Groups course email address via their Lyceum course. Instructors Google Groups course email address is formed by combining the Short Name of your Lyceum course with “@groups.bates.edu” (for example, afam-119-a-202009@groups.bates.edu). The short name of each Lyceum course appears as a navigation link on each instructors course’s home page:

Instructors are also able to copy this email address and the message history directly to their clipboard from this block:

By default, this Google Groups block will be already added into every course starting Winter 2021. It will appear under the ‘Ladd Library’ block on the right-hand side of the page:

If, by chance, the block is not within your course, please follow these steps below on how to add it:

  1. Turn ‘Editing on’ within your course
  2. Select ‘Add a block’ on the left-hand side margin of your Lyceum course
  1. Select ‘Google Group Course Email/URL’ from the list of blocks to add to your course. This will then automatically appear in your course on the right-hand side of the page

Note that only users enrolled in your Lyceum course have access to your Google Group Course Email and Message Archive for that course