Google Groups administrative mojo from any Google Sheet
Dig into your Google Groups settings and root out the hidden risks
Google Groups is a very powerful permissions, communications, and collaboration service in G Suite for EDU districts, but auditing and managing group access settings can be a challenge at scale.
Group owners sometimes make risky edits to critical settings like “Who can join” or “Who can post” in ways admins can’t easily discover.
Default settings for new groups are likely too permissive for a typical school environment.
There is an overwhelming number of Group settings, and they are extremely time-consuming to update at scale via Google’s native interface.
How Group Settings Gopher boosts your administrative game
Quickly import all Google Groups settings available via Google’s APIs.
Filter for key privacy or online safety risks, such as permissive join or posting settings.
Perform advanced group membership analysis to account for all owners and managers, identify nested groups, and look for groups with membership set to “all in domain.”
Make all your group settings right in the sheet. Use the power of Sheets filters to limit which groups you want to update.
Preview all changes before bulk-committing them to Google’s APIs
How Group Settings Gopher works
Group Settings Gopher is an Add-on for Google Sheets that can be installed by any user with global administrative rights to provision and manage G Suite domain groups.
Like a chainsaw through butter
Group Settings Gopher makes your work many times faster than the Groups interface, while also being much more user-friendly and less prone to user error than command line utilities.
Finding and fixing risky settings should be easy, not hard.
Knowing that no stray groups are set to “Anyone can join” means you can move on to worrying about the important problems.
Early access program
- Limited access, by application / invitation only
- Selected districts will receive free access to Group Settings Gopher through July 1, 2017, with participation in at least one product feedback interview or a Forms-based survey.
- Thanks in advance for your interest!
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