Types of Groups
Groups offer members of the network a space and set of tools for collaborative work. Group members can use file sharing, wikis, and forums to connect and work on projects together. There are two kinds of groups on the NCDB site: public and private. Public groups (indicated by a megaphone symbol) can be joined by anyone without needing administrator approval, and all group content is visible to anyone who visits the site. There are six main public groups, one for each NCDB initiative: Early Identification and Referral, Family Engagement, Interveners and Qualified Personnel, Literacy, National Child Count, and Transition. Private groups (indicated by a padlock symbol) can only be viewed by members of the group, and joining requires an invitation from an administrator.