CalGroups or bConnected Lists?

Do I create a CalGroup group that syncs to Google Groups or create a bConnected List directly?

 

CalGroups Synced with Google Groups

bConnected Lists

Resources

I may want to use my groups beyond the Google Suite (ex. access control for my applications, access to Active Directory resources).


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https://calnetweb.berkeley.edu/calnet-departments/calgroups  

I want members of my groups to be automatically removed if they are no longer affiliated with your organization or the university.



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https://calnetweb.berkeley.edu/calnet-departments/calgroups/calgroups-user-guide#Access

I want to create my groups from official groups automatically derived from Systems of Record (ex. groups by HR assigned Department Code).



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https://calnetweb.berkeley.edu/calnet-departments/calgroups/user-guide/official-group-definitions

I want to create groups derived from my applications in the Google Suite.


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https://calnetweb.berkeley.edu/calnet-technologists/calgroups-integration/calgroups-api-information

I am certain I only want to use groups only for the Google Suite and plan to update them manually should members leave. 


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https://bconnected.berkeley.edu/collaboration-services/bconnected-lists

I want to create mailing lists that are not sourced from official campus Systems of Records and don't intend to use them anywhere else besides the Google Suite.


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https://bconnected.berkeley.edu/collaboration-services/bconnected-lists

I want to include non-Berkeley email addresses in my groups.





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https://bconnected.berkeley.edu/collaboration-services/bconnected-lists



What are the differences in group management?

 

CalGroups Synced with Google Groups

bConnected Lists/Google Groups Only

Where do I create the group?

CalGroups

bConnected Lists

Which type of account should I use to create the group?

Your personal account (after you’re set up in your folder’s admin group)

Your departmental SPA for institutionally owned groups or your personal account for non-departmental related groups

Where do I manage the group?

CalGroups to manage members and sync setting;

Google Groups to manage Google Group settings

Google Groups

Which type of account should I use to manage the group?

Your personal account (after you’re set up in your folder’s admin group)  

Based on which account created the groups: either your departmental SPA for institutionally owned groups or your personal account for non-departmental related groups

How is group ownership/management determined?

Via the folder admin group set up for you in CalGroups which automatically makes you a manager of your synced Google group

Via the account that created the group