Topics Map > Google Groups

UW-Madison Google Workspace - Custom Groups

Custom groups allow for data driven groups based on HR/SIS/Manifest data. The system automatically updates the google group membership based on set parameters for that group overnight. Custom groups are available here: An example of what someone with groups will see is below.

A request form for new groups can be found here: Submit a request. Please read the information at the start before filling it out.


  • Custom Groups are not meant to be a data source - exporting members may not work. If you're using Google Groups as a data source you should find an alternative.
  • Admins/Owners are added as managers to groups, but cannot do member management in Google Groups. They can view members( in Google Groups, but can't add/remove members that are a part of the data driven population.
  • Guests are managers/members who are not a part of the data driven population. They must be changed on the page as pictured below.
  • Groups members can't unsubscribe, but can set themselves to not receive mail.
  • If you need to know the data driven parameters for your group you'll need to contact the Help Desk
Custom Group Example

Keywordsgoogle groups membership email address custom guests remove add manifest group custom data manage view email   Doc ID108223
OwnerJosh O.GroupUW Google Apps
Created2021-01-11 09:55:42Updated2024-05-14 14:04:08
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Google Apps
Feedback  1   3