Creating Groups in Office 365

Office 365 groups are similar to distributions groups in the case that members receive email messages sent to the group. In addition, the Office 365 group provides a shared work space for email, conversations, files, and calendar events so it serves as a designated place to collaborate on projects. All conversations are stored in the group; a dedicated calendar is available to the group, and a dedicated OneDrive for Business storage is available for group documents.

Creating an Office 365 Group:

  1. Log into the Walsh College Portal at
  2. Click the “Student E-Mail” icon under the “My Systems” heading.
  3. Expand the “Groups” heading under the left navigation bar and click “Create”.

Graphical user interface, text, application

  1. Fill in the group details on the right hand side of the screen and click the create button. NOTE: If working on group project you may want to set the group to Private to restrict access to shared content.

Graphical user interface, text, application, email

  1. Add additional people to the group on the next screen. You can search by name or email address.
  2. You can now start a group conversation, share files or add to the calendar.


When attempting to share files for the first time there is a known issue where the following image is repeatedly displayed. If this occurs please follow the additional steps:

  1. From the Webmail/Outlook 365 screen, click the applications icon on the top left then select OneDrive.

Graphical user interface

  1. Select your group from the left hand navigation bar. You should be prompted with the same provisioning message above. However, after a couple of minutes the site should be setup successfully. You can also click the refresh button on the browser during the process.