Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups is a service that works with the Office 365 tools you already use so you can collaborate with your teammates when sending email, writing documents, creating spreadsheets, working on project plans, or scheduling meetings.

To request an Office 365 Group, contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or email helpdesk@wright.edu

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Benefits of Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups allows you to choose a set of people you want to collaborate with and easily set up a collection of resources for those people to share. Resources include a shared Outlook inbox (mailing list), shared calendar, and a document library for collaborating on files. 


How to Access Office 365 Groups

OWA (Outlook on the Web)

  1. Login to outlook.wright.edu with your Wright State email
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of your mail folders
  3. Click Groups
  4. Select the Group name

Outlook 2016

Note: Office 365 Groups is only accessible using OWA or Outlook 2016 or later. Previous versions of Outlook do not allow you to access Groups. 

  1. Open Outlook 2016
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of your mail folders
  3. Click Groups
  4. Select the Group name

Usage Instructions

Accessing Emails

  • By default, messages are sent to members' inboxes. This is optional on a person-by-person basis.
  • The archive of all emails sent to the mailing list (example@wright.edu) address can be found under Groups in Outlook 2016 or OWA (Outlook on the Web).

Managing Group Members

OWA (Outlook on the Web)

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of your mail folders
  2. Click Groups
  3. Select the Group name
  4. In the top right, click the box with the number of group members: 
    group members
  5. Click Add Members

Note: To change someone's status or permission level, click the ellipses (...) to the right of their name

Outlook 2016

Note: Office 365 Groups is only accessible using OWA or Outlook 2016 or later. Previous versions of Outlook do not allow you to access Groups. 

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of your mail folders
  2. Click Groups
  3. Select the Group name
  4. In the middle top section, click on the Memberships or Manage button
  5. Add, remove, or promote/demote people using this screen


Other Resources

Linked below are some other helpful resources for Office 365 Groups.