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Here is a pretty simple slide show on Google Groups.
The text is directly from the Google Groups Tour.

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  1. 1. Google Groups
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Google Groups is all about helping users connect with people, access information, and communicate effectively over email and on the web. Now there's a new version on the block. We didn't want to say it, but yes, it's new and improved. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What can you do with Google Groups? <ul><li>Search or browse for information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Want to learn about car repair? Have a question about computers? You can find a discussion or a group about it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make a group of your own </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why not start your own group? For your family, your softball team... Creating a group is easy – just pick a name and start inviting members. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join a group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find something you like? Join straight away, or request an invitation if it's a private group. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Discuss online or over email <ul><li>Join in on what others are talking about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From within a group, you can reply to a message that someone else posted, or post a message or question of your own </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start a discussion in your own group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a group of your own so you can get in touch and keep in touch with your group’s members. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discuss online or over email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can choose whether you want to read and post messages online, or to just use your current email account to read and respond. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Create rich, custom pages <ul><li>Create web pages right inside your group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use it for information about your group, shared documents, or anything you want to publish online. Any member can view, contribute to, and comment on the pages, from right within your group. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build a knowledge base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture the content and information that may already be in your discussions, in a way that’s more easily accessible. Have a group for discussing the best restaurants in your area? Why not create a page that lists members’ favorite restaurants? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Customize your look and graphics <ul><li>Make it your own </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No two groups are the same, so why should they look the same? Select pictures, colors and styles to give your group its own distinct look. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Share files and member information <ul><li>Upload files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group members can upload files and share their work with others in the group. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn more about each other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each member of a group can create a profile, including a picture and quote. Now you can share information about yourself, and even find other members using search. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. New Features <ul><li>Page Creation: Create and collaborate on shared web pages, hosted within the group itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Customization: Select pictures, colors and styles to give your group its own distinct look. </li></ul><ul><li>File sharing: Upload and share your work with others in your group. </li></ul><ul><li>Member profiles: Learn more about the other members in your group. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Text- Google Tour Karolee Smiley