E.g., 12/13/2018
E.g., 12/13/2018

GALA Connect Group Types

GALA Connect offers four different varieties of groups to accommodate for different community needs:

  1. Open Access Groups
  2. GALA Members Only Groups
  3. Special Access GALA Members Groups
  4. Private Groups

Please review the chart below to determine which group type is most suitable for your purposes. Only GALA members are eligible to start groups.  

Group Type Group Visibility Eligible Participants Suggested Uses
Open Access Group Anyone who visits the Connect website can see that this group exists. Any authenticated user can join. There is no approval needed. This is the most open type of group. Engage with the broader language industry on a wide range of topics and initiatives. (Ex: Regional groupings, education initiatives, and standards discussions.)
GALA Members Group Anyone who visits the Connect website can see that this group exists. Any active GALA member can join these groups. There is no approval needed. This group type is slightly more restricted than Open Access groups as the postings are only visible to GALA members. (Ex: Role-based and topic-based discussions.)
Special Access GALA Members Group Anyone who visits the Connect website can see that this group exists. GALA members may request to join. Approval by the moderator is needed. This group type is a good place to start conversations for a specific job function or organization type. (Ex: Client-only or Vendor-only groups.)
Private Group Private groups are only visible to users who have been invited to join. There is no option for ‘uninvited guests’ to see that the group is available or request access. The group moderator must invite others to join. Users must accept the invitation to join. This is our most restricted group type.  It can be used for things like program committees, special task forces, or even private groups of members wishing to collaborate. (Ex: Special projects.)

 

Also take into account that you can also start a discussion thread in the Connect Forum. Discussions are open to all users with a website account. Discussions are a great place for quick conversations and topics that will have a shorter life-span.