On this Page
- Finding Groups
- By searching
- On the Groups tab
- On Topic Pages and the Knowledge Network homepage
- On Profiles
- Joining Groups
- Click to join
- Ask to join
- Join by invitation
Groups appear throughout the Knowledge Network. In addition to the Groups tab in the menu bar, you'll find them with related topics and in user profiles.
If you already know the name of the group you're looking for, enter it in the search bar at the top right of the site.
The easiest place to find Knowledge Network Groups is from the Groups tab, always visible in the Knowledge Network menu bar.
When you are signed in, the My Groups tab (above) shows all of the groups you belong to, followed by any groups you are preapproved for. Use the four remaining tabs to browse all other groups that are visible to you, sorted with the Most Active, Newest, or Largest first, or alphabetically in All Groups.
Topic Pages and Knowledge Network Homepage
You'll find several featured groups listed on the Knowledge Network homepage. Groups related to a particular topic will also appear in a list on that topic page, like these groups listed on the Performance Measurement topic page:
When you view a user's profile, you'll see the groups he or she belongs to. If you're also in that group, you can click the links to view the group page.
You can also access the groups you belong to by viewing your own profile. When you're signed in, click your name at the top right. Or, click Edit Profile and select the Interests & Groups tab to see the groups you belong to.
Whenever you find a group you're interested in, click to view the group page. Depending on what type of group it is, you may or may not be able to see the group's discussion wall before joining.
There are three ways to join a group, depending on the type of group.
Click to join
For open groups, or other groups that you are pre-approved for, you'll see a button to "Join this group" on the group page.
You'll be a group member as soon as you click.
Ask moderator to join
For closed groups, a moderator will have to approve your request to joing the group.
When you click "Ask to join this group," a group moderator will be notified. Once you are approved, you'll be able to access group content and join the discussion.
Join by invitation
You may receive an email from a group member or moderator inviting you to join a group.
Your invitation will also be delivered to your Knowledge Network Inbox. Once you have been invited, you can join right away by clicking the link.
Note: If you are expecting an email invitation but do not receive it, check your spam filter for messages from do-not-reply@GovKnowledgeNetwork.org.
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