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Googlesites

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What is Google Sites? 

Google Sites is a structured wiki offered by Google as part of Google Apps.  It was launched in February 2008 and replaces Google Page Creator.

 

Basic Tutorial Video

 

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***If you want to use Google Sites, you must have a gmail account.  If you don't already have one, it only takes a few minutes to Sign up for a Gmail account.

 

The Basics

 

Working with Pages

 

Advanced

 

For Additional Help

 

 

Features:

  • Single-click page creation  creating a new page for your Google Site just takes the click of a button.
  • No HTML required - creating a Google Site is as easy as editing a document.
  • Make it your own - customization options let you give your Google Site your own look and feel
  • Templates - Google Sites offer many page types to help you get started.
  • Upload files and attachments -  Use the file cabinet to upload files up to 10MB in size. Each Google Apps account receives at least 10GB of storage in Google Sites
  • Embed rich content - Google Sites is integrated with other Google products, so you can insert videos, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, photo slide shows, and calendars directly onto your pages.
  • Collaboration - Permission settings let you designate owners, viewers and collaborators (meaning they can edit pages) for your site. Make your site available to just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.
  • Searching -  You can search across Google Sites pages and content using powerful Google search technology. You'll find specific pages and documents instantly, the same way you would on Google.com.
  • No Ads - No ads are displayed by default.

 

Limitations:

  • Limited Storage - 100 MB of storage (for free account), 10 GB of storage for Google Apps users.
  • No Anonymous Comments -only invited people can "write" to your site.
  • Cannot Clone or Copy Your Site.
  • No RSS Feeds - for site updates.
  • No Data Export or Backup Functionality.
  • Limited Customization - must use provided site themes and structure (may change colors, font-type, or font-size, but no CSS, no JavaScript, etc.).

 

Sample Sites: Google Sites can be used for many purposes.  Depending on your needs, you might want to use a Google Site for a club or program, team project, library website, or for educational purposes.  The possibilities are endless and the following are just some examples to get you started.

Organic City

Project Eggplant

Mrs. Richau's Classroom

Ski Club

 


For questions, comments, or additional information, please contact:

 

Suzanne Baschieri

Consulting & Continuing Education Administrator

Alliance Library System  

sbaschieri@alliancelibrarysystem.com  

(309)694-9200 ext.2109

 

 

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