New UMG web page available for easy group management

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — User Managed Groups (UMG) are now easier to create and modify with a new UMG web page within Account Management. The redesign integrates UMG management in to the Account Management portal and provides new tools to view groups and manage members from desktop and mobile devices.

The new web page can be accessed by visiting Account Management at and selecting the “Groups” tab. The updates do not change the function of UMGs and all current UMGs continue to be maintained.

The main page displays all groups that students, faculty or staff members are a member of, as well as any groups on which an individual serves as an owner or administrator. Quick actions on the main page help users create a group or change current members with streamlined buttons and menu options.

Multiple members can be added to a single or multiple group, which makes managing large groups easy. Group members can be added with a simple search by last name or Penn State user ID.

New groups can integrate with University Collaboration Suite (UCS) and will have the ability to integrate with Microsoft Outlook in the near future for email and calendaring.

UMGs can be created by students, faculty or staff members for group emailing purposes or to share secure information. The new UMG webpage is part of a continued effort by Identity and Access Management to update and add new features to identity service webpages.

For any questions, please reach out to your local IT service desk or email

An image of the redesigned User Managed Group interface. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated July 26, 2018