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KU Group Lists

KU Group Lists are a convenient way to communicate by email with groups of people at KU or grant security access. KU offers two different list serving methods: KU Group Lists and ListProc. The "Mailing List page" has an explanation of the differences between these two choices.

1.       What is a KU Group List?

2.       How is an KU Group List different from my personal distribution list?

3.       How is a KU Group List different from an Exchange Distribution List? 

4.       How do I request a KU Group List?

5.       How do I request a change to an KU Group List?

6.       How do I use a KU Group List?

7.       How do I know who is on a KU Group List?

8.       What do I do if I am having problems?


1.       What is a KU Group List?
A KU Group List can be created to distribute email or to grant security access.  Members of a KU group List must be KU users (faculty, staff, students, etc.) 

2.       How is a KU Group List different from my personal distribution list? 

A KU Group List is hosted on the server and can be utilized by multiple people. A personal distribution list only resides within your personal Exchange mailbox. 

3.       How is a KU Group List different from an Exchange Distribution List?

KU Group Lists will support the current Exchange distribution lists. Existing distribution lists will continue to work and will continue to be found in the Outlook Global Address List, but there will be new options available. 

Your existing lists will continue to work the same way you have always used them. The process to request a new KU Group List has been improved. 

4.       How do I request a KU Course Group List? 

You can request a course related KU Group List Group List online if you are the Instructor of Record for the course. And anyone can request a non-course related KU Group List online.

There are restrictions on who can request certain lists. Course related KU Group Lists can only be requested by the instructor of record for that class.  Some requests for student and staff lists have to be approved by the Registrar's Office, the Department Chair, or the Provost's Office. You will be informed if you request a list that needs additional approval.

5.       How do I request a change to a KU Group List? 

The membership of course related KU Group list will be updated automatically on a nightly basis. To request changes to be made to a KU Group List, send an email to the KU Group List Administrator at kugrouplists@ku.edu with:

  • The name of the KU Group List.
  • The names and email addresses of people you want to add or remove from the KU Group List.       

6.     How do I use a KU Group List? 

You can use a KU Group List to distribute email to the members of a mail-enabled KU Group List. And a KU Group List can be used to grant security access. 

There are many KU Group List features available to give you choices and help support your KU Group List. 

More information about how to send email to a KU Group List, please read "How to use KU Group Lists to distibute email".

7.        How do I know who is on a KU Group List?

To view the lists you are on or own, please login to the KU Group Tool and select My Groups.  

8.       What do I do if I am having problems with a KU Group List?

Send a description of the problem by email to the KU Group List Administrator at kugrouplists@ku.edu.

 

 


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