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Yammer is an enterprise social network, it is a platform to:

“Discuss ideas, share updates, and crowdsource answers from coworkers around the globe.” Microsoft, 2017

Cardiff Met's Yammer network is available to all staff and students at: yammer.com/cardiffmet.ac.uk

If you are prompted for a username and password, use your Cardiff Met Office 365 account: your Cardiff Met password and username in the form of:

  • [staff number]@cardiffmet.ac.uk   e.g.  sm12345@cardiffmet.ac.uk
  • [student number]@outlook.cardiffmet.ac.uk   st12345678@outlook.cardiffmet.ac.uk


Using Yammer

Yammer can be used to connect across the university, potentially to all staff and students, or for smaller team, project or community groups.  


Connecting to all staff and students - All Company

The All Company channel is the best way to communicate across the university.  Anyone can post in the All Company channel, for example you might:

  • Ask a question that you haven't been able to find answer for
  • Gather feedback
  • Promote an event
  • Praise colleagues


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Project/Community Groups

One of the main benefits of Yammer is that any member of staff or student can create a group.  Groups can be used to:

  • Inform and Discuss - create a group for your team to keep everyone up-to-date and provide a platform to discuss ideas.
  • Connect and Learn - use a Yammer group as a platform to connect to peers and learn from each other.
  • Plan and Work - plan a project or task and talk about it through a Yammer group.

To find a group use the Discover more groups link in the bottom left of Yammer.


To create a group

  1. First, check whether a similar group already exists, use the Discover more groups link in the bottom left.


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  2. Next, use the Create a group link to create a group.
  3. Fill in your group details:
    1. Internal or External - if you need to connect to people outside Cardiff Met, use an External group, otherwise choose Internal
    2. Group Name - choose a meaningful group name
    3. Group Members - you can add people to the group from here, or you can do it after the group has been setup.
    4. Public v Private - Public - any member of Cardiff Met, staff or student, can see the content of this group. Private - only group members will be able to see content.


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Yammering Effectively

Here's some hints and tips for using Yammer:

  • Join groups - join groups that are relevant to you, whether it's learning, project work or communities of interest.
  • Subscribe - use the subscribe tick box in a group to get email updates.
  • Use social media conventions - likes, @mentions, hashtags, GIFs are all available in Yammer.
  • Hyperlinks are created automatically - there is no need to "insert" a hyperlink
  • Attach files or images - Yammer is not a document management tool (use OneDrive for Business or SharePoint instead), but the occasional file or image can be added to groups via the Files link.
  • Follow -  follow colleagues to get updates when they post.
  • Announcements - group administrators can make announcements, as well creating a Yammer post these messages are also distributed to group members via email.

More Information

For more information about Yammer, take a look at Microsoft's Yammer video training.