Given the importance of Google+ communities , I created this step by step guide to help you get your feet wet and start leveraging the power of this awesome service in your classroom. If you want to have a look at how a community look like and possibly join the community I created for Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, Click HERE.
1- Head over to your Google Plus
2- Private or Public
Now choose whether you want your community to be private ( only members you invite can join ) or public.
If you set it for public , make sure to select the permission setting : no one can join or yes a moderator needs to approve
3- Name your community
4- Pick a photo for your communityClick on " pick a photo " as is shown in the screenshot below and download your photo
5- Write a taglineType in some descriptive words to tag you community
6- Write a descriptionWrite a description about your community. Let others know what it is that you talk about in this community and invite them to share and join in the conversation
7- Add categories
Once you are done with your editing click on done. You can always re-edit your community features at any time you want by clicking on the action menu an selecting edit
8- Invite people
9- Start a hangout
10- Create an event