16 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2014 3:22 PM by Lee Ann Meier RSS

Setting up the lists for orgs

Adrian Robillard

Hey, does anyone know how to set up lists for emails for the various organizations around campus? I'm in two organizations as an officer and we definitely need to be able to communicate with our members about upcoming events and such.

  • Re: Setting up the lists for orgs
    Lee Ann Meier

    Adrian - do you have groups on Hub for these organizations? If so, and if you are an admin for those groups, you can actually email the whole group by clicking on 'Manage' and then 'Members' and then 'Send email to group'. You will just need to make sure all members are following your group. Hope that helps!

    • Re: Setting up the lists for orgs
      Nicholas Gorden

      What about those students who don't utilize the Hub?  We no longer have the ability to communicate with those students as the email lists are all gone?

      • Re: Setting up the lists for orgs
        Jen Haro

        Hi Nicholas!

        The Hub is the university's web site and also a central location for all types of campus communications! We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to join Hub so that they have a central access point to see all types of information.

        Also, if you have organization members or key contacts who do not have an MSOE account, they can sign up for Hub so that they can receive organization information as well! This is a great option for alumni and other community members who may interact with your groups on a regular basis.

      • Re: Setting up the lists for orgs
        Dana Grennier

        Nicholas Gorden,

         

        Kip Kussman would be more than happy to help your group get set up on Hub.  We are in CC313 within the admission area. 

        • Re: Setting up the lists for orgs
          Nicholas Gorden

          Dana,

           

          It's not a matter of not having groups on the hub.  It's simply that it's being forced on to the students when it does not fully replace the features of the programs it's replacing.  On top of that, not all of the alumni that were on our lists are on the hub yet, nor do all of the students utilize the hub, so they aren't following our groups!  Along with that, with the sudden loss of the lists with no warning or explanation, we do not have a list of all those subscribed to our list and have no way to find that out.  I have a list of current members, but I do not know all of the alumni that have chosen to keep getting emails from our lists as they wanted to keep up with our organization.

           

          I understand the desire to move everything to the hub.  A centralized location that you can access everything from sounds great!  But so far, it has not been implemented correct, is terrible to navigate to find things, and frankly was not ready to be fully rolled out and inside.msoe.edu replaced.  Plus the fact glaring absence of student input during the development and planning process, which would've smoothed out innumerable issues.  If you want students to use it, you have to make it easy and appealing, and at this point it in time, it is neither.

  • Re: Setting up the lists for orgs
    Dana Grennier

    We just posted a blog that helps you walk through your options: Hopefully it helps.  Please keep the questions coming!