Joining Your Facebook Course Community Group
If you don’t already have a Facebook account, you’ll need to create one first. See our tutorial, “Creating a Facebook Account”, if you need assistance. Then come back to this document and follow the easy steps below.
We start the Facebook Community Group for the course as a "Closed Group", and then for added privacy, we change the group to a "Secret Group" after the 2nd week of the course. We recommend you join the group right away, as it is easier to join before the status is changed.
To join your Course Community Facebook Group before the second week of your course when the group is still a "Closed Group", follow these 4 steps:
Open the Course Homepage for the course you are taking. (The link to your Course Homepage can be found in the Orientation Details email that you were sent when you registered for the course.)
Click on the purple tab at the top left of your Course Homepage, entitled "Course Community Group", which will take you straight to the Facebook Course Group page for the course. (Note that if you are not already logged into your personal Facebook account, Facebook will prompt you to log in before landing you on the Course Group page.)
Click once on the "Join Group" tab at the top right of the page. That's all you have to do for now, except be patient for up to 2 business days for us to accept your join request. (FYI, once you click on the "Join Group" tab, it will disappear and be replaced by a "Cancel Request" tab..)
We'll verify you are a member of the group and accept your request. When we do, you'll see a red notification alert on the globe icon on your Facebook page, and the name of the course group will appear under your "Groups" heading (which only appears when you are a member of at least one group). IMPORTANT NOTE: If your course registration is under a different name than your Facebook name, please let us know by submitting a Help Request right away.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To join your Course Community Facebook Group after the second week of your course once the group is a "Secret Group", please click here: