WCBVI Google Groups

We have 3 Google Groups so that you can stay informed about what is happening at WCBVI.  Please feel free to sign up for the group that best fits your needs.

WCBVI Family Updates Group - This Google Group will provide you with important updates and information from WCBVI and DPI regarding activities, programs, policy changes, and events.  This is an open group meaning that anyone may join.  Messages from this group will be one way, meaning that this is a “push out” group as opposed to a discussion group. Members can expect to receive a maximum of 1-2 emails/week.  Join this group.

Wisconsin Vision Educators' Group - This Google Group is a discussion group for teachers of  students that are blind and visually impaired as well as Orientation and Mobility instructors. This is a closed group meaning that your request to join will need to be approved. Messages from this group will be two way, meaning that this is a “discussion” group as opposed to a push out group. Members can expect to receive several emails a day.  Join this group.

WCBVI Director and Administrator Updates Group - This Google Group will provide you with important updates and information from WCBVI and DPI regarding the activities, programs, policy changes, and events pertinent to those involved in the education of students who are blind or visually impaired. This is a closed group meaning that your request to join will need to be approved.  Messages from this group will be one way, meaning that this is a “push out” group as opposed to a discussion group. Members can expect to receive a maximum of 1-2 emails/week. Join this group.

What are Google Groups?

Joining a Google Group allows you to start or take part in discussions using an online platform.  Users can opt to read or join in the discussions via the email they provided, or through their dashboard on their Google Account.

Do I need a Google Account to be part of a Google Group?

If you want to get the most out of using Google Groups, then the answer is "yes". If you don’t have a Google Account, you can still read and join in discussions through your email. It would work like any other email listserv that you are on.

Do I need a Gmail email address to be part of a Google Group?

No. You can opt to receive discussion posts via email (any email provider) or you can create a Google Account using any email provider. If you have a Gmail account already, you automatically have access to a Google Account.