To create an Organic Group, do the following:

  1. Go to Admin menu > Content > Add content > Group (the label Group may replaced with something more meaningful such as School or Service).
  2. Select the appropriate Parent Unit (if applicable).
  3. Enter the Group Name, this should be the fully spelled out name of the group.  This name will automatically appear in the page header information of this group's section of the site.
  4. For the Group Content Visibility setting, leave this setting set to Public and keep it Published - the external audience is not able to see this in any regard.
  5. Replace any default text in the Body field with information about this particular group.
  6. Click the Save button.

Your group is now created.

Please note that as the creator of this group, you will automatically be the owner of the group and given the role Group Manager.  To change the ownership of this group, please see the Change Group Owner article.

In addition to creating the group node, a top level book page will be created by the system, with the same name as your group. You can get to this page by clicking on the name of the group in the black header bar towards the top of the page.

Once the group is created, you will, most likely, want to apply one or more contexts to it for your layout. By default, OSU Drupal 7 offers a Landing Page and a Realm context at Admin menu > Structure > Context. An architect can also create custom contexts. For more information on working with contexts, please view our Contexts section.