Creating a Google Site

Overview

Google Sites Digital Portfolio Creation


Other Handy Hints:
    • If you link to a Google Folder, be sure to share the folder as "Public, View" or "Edit"
    • Our agenda is typed up in a "Text Box"
    • I always change "Layout" to Two Column with extra space above and below -- just for design and space separation.
    • Some "gadgets" don't really work well as they were designed when Google Sites was first introduced.
    • Always - when you list a link, be sure to select "change" and check the box to open in a new page - easier for navigation.
    • I use the horizontal line a lot to separate out items.


How to Create One from Scratch:


  1. In using my template:
  2. Go to: sites.google.com
  3. Click CREATE
  4. Browse the gallery for more, then select "public" gallery for more and enter the search for:  Expanding Education
  5. Select the department sampler site
  6. Name your Site (case sensitive)
    1. Ideas: hr, tech, edservices
  7. Click CREATE
  8. Click on the PENCIL and begin editing
  9. Become familiar with your menu bar and tools
    1. Insert
    2. Format
    3. Table
    4. Layout
    5. Help
  10. To make change to the header, horizontal navigation, sidebar, or custom footer, go to the GEAR, then EDIT SITE LAYOUT (see handout for ideas)
  11. To make advanced changes to entire site, go to the GEAR, then MANAGE SITE (see handout for ideas)
  12. + to create new page

  13. Before sharing with staff
    1. Proofread
    2. Keep it up-to-date