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Creating Groups and Group Settings

Create a group to keep everyone in the loop!

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Written by Kenny Dickie
Updated over a week ago

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The Showbie Groups feature will allow teachers, students, and parents to communicate and collaborate outside of Showbie classes.

Create a group:

  1. Tap on the Groups tab

  2. Tap the Wrench

  3. Select New Group

  4. Adjust the group settings and tap Save

Group Settings


Type the name of your group here. There are no character restrictions so be as creative as you want!


Write a brief description of the group’s purpose here and it’ll show up in the Group Info.


This is the code used by others to join. Tap the refresh arrow to generate a new code.


Open - Members can join with the group code and have access to the group right away.

By Approval - Members can join and will get a message saying "Waiting to Join Group" until you approve their request.

Closed - No new members can join the group.

By default, when you first create a group, it will be set to be open to join. After 2 weeks, the group will automatically change to join by approval. This helps keep your group secure.

Announcements Only

When ON, only group owners will be able to post comments and other participants will only be able to view the group.

Parents can Join

Allow parents to join your group.

Students can Join

Allow students to join your group.

Archive Group

Hide the group from the groups list and no one will be able to join the group. Unarchive to reverse changes.

Change Group Settings After You've Created a Group

To change the group settings after the group has been made:

  1. Tap on the 3 dots in the top right of the group

  2. Select Group Info

  3. Tap Group Settings

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