To start using Google Groups, just log in to Rebelmail, and click Groups at the top of the page, or, sign in directly at http://www.groups.google.com/a/unlv.nevada.edu.
What is Google Groups and how can I use it?
Google Groups makes it easy to communicate and collaborate with groups of people—such as classmates, project teams, or study groups—over topics of common interests. For example, a group can be an online forum for discussing a class project or a mailing list for a student organization. Each group has a unique e-mail address (e.g., email@example.com) and its own online discussion forum and where members can share information.
With Google Groups, you will be able to:
- Create your own group: Organize meetings, social events, and study group among members of a group.
- Join a group: Find groups that other students created in the UNLV Groups Directory. Join an open group or leave a group whenever you want.
- Communicate and collaborate: Send messages and share files with everyone in a group with one address.
- Discuss online or over e-mail: Read and respond to posts through Rebelmail and/or the online discussion forum.
- Search for messages with ease: All messages sent to the group are archived and easily searchable.
Differences between Google Groups and Rebelmail Contacts Groups
There is a difference between Google Groups and the Contact Groups you can create in Rebelmail. Google Groups has its own group e-mail address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) that other group members can send messages to. On the other hand, Rebelmail Contacts Groups are lists of e-mail addresses that you categorize with a meaningful alias (Family, Work, etc.) to make it easier to e-mail a specific set of people. Rebelmail Contact Groups are for personal use, and cannot be shared with others and no one else can send messages to them.
Getting Started with Google Groups
To learn more about Google Groups, please visit the Google Groups help page.