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Sower introduction to google sites

  1. 1. Introduction to Google Sites Derek Sower Derek.Sower@eagles.usm.edu
  2. 2. Introduction  Google sites is a great resources for teachers, school libraries, personal use, or companies.  Things to keep in mind with Google sites:  Each site you create has a MB limit.  You can create as many sites are you want when your page becomes low on storage space. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 2
  3. 3. How to create a Google Site  To begin you must have a Google/Gmail Account.  Next bring up the Google main page and at the top of the screen there is a menu.  Click on More.  Then Click Even More. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 3
  4. 4. MORE EVEN MORE 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 4
  5. 5. How to create a Google Site (continued)  Scroll down the page to Home & Office.  On the right hand column select Sites.  Once selected you will be prompted to sign in using your Google account. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 5
  6. 6. Home & Office Sites 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 6
  7. 7. Sign In 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 7
  8. 8. How to create a Google Site (continued)  In the left hand corner of the screen you will find a create button.  Click create.  You will then be asked to browse for templates or use a blank page.  Below that you will need to name your site.  Once that is complete go to the top and click create site. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 8
  9. 9. Create 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 9
  10. 10. Name your site Browse for templates 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 10
  11. 11. Your Google Site Main page  If you selected a default template there will be many items, pages, and gadgets you may wish to change.  I selected the classroom template and for the purpose of this tutorial I am going to delete all the information on the web page.  To do this I am going to select edit page.  This is the icon that looks like a pencil at the top right. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 11
  12. 12. Edit Page 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 12
  13. 13. Your Google Site Main page  Once in edit mode you can move your mouse over each item and a caption box will appear with several options.  Select the X to delete.  Once all you want is deleted you need to save changes in the top right corner of the screen. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 13
  14. 14. Delete Gadget Save 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 14
  15. 15. Your Google Site Main page  To edit the sidebar navigation go to the upper right corner and click on More.  Scroll down to Edit site layout.  Once selected a menu will pop up near the top of the screen.  The header, footer, navigation bar, and sidebar can all be enabled or disabled by clicking the title you wish. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 15
  16. 16. More Edit Site Layout 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 16
  17. 17. Clicking on these options will enable/disable the features 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 17
  18. 18. Side bars and navigational gadgets  To edit the side bar click on the part you wish to edit.  I clicked on the homework assignments link.  You can rename your class page.  You can delete, move, or add links by using the arrows, add page feature, or add URL.  Once you have made your changes click save. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 18
  19. 19. Rename your page Add a site page or a URL link Move or delete links 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 19
  20. 20. Side bars and navigational gadgets (continued)  Last feature to show for the sidebar tutorial is the Meet your Teacher text box.  Click on the box and the menu screen will pop up  Hold your mouse over the image and you will have a menu bar in which you want to hit the X for delete.  Click on Insert, Image, then upload the file you would like displayed.  Replace the default name with your own and then you can hyperlink your name with a page introducing yourself. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 20
  21. 21. Move mouse over the picture and click the X button Click Insert, image, then upload file Replace name and hyperlink your introduction page. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 21
  22. 22. How to add new pages  Click on new page at the top of the screen. The symbol looks like a sheet of paper with a + sign.  Name the page.  Then decide what type of page you would like it to be: a web page (like your main page), Announcement page (you can link these pages to gadgets on your main page), file cabinet (stores all types of files), list page, or another start (main) page.  Finally, you can decide if you would like to page to be linked through your main web page or another sub web page you have added to your site. 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 22
  23. 23. New Page 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 23
  24. 24. Name your page Select the type of webpage you want Select where you like the webpage to be linked under: Main page or another user created page 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 24
  25. 25. Additional Features Follow these links for video tutorials on additional features.  Podcast  Picasa Slideshow  YouTube Video  RSS feeds  Google Calendar  Example of a finished Google Site 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 25
  26. 26. Thank you for your time and viewing my presentation. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me via email at derek.sower@eagles.usm.edu 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 26
  27. 27. Works Cited Cross, J. (2013). Adding and rss feed to a Google site, and instapaper [Theater]. Available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pLErRallcU Dongolian. (2011). How to best insert a YouTube video into a Google sites page [Theater]. Available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzISDKLehkE Embedding Picasa web album images and slideshows in Google sites [Theater]. (2010). Available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPX5VCx2lsw Houghton, R. (2010). Adding mp3 files to Google sites web page [Theater]. Available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCJVNx8OEfA Jonson, J. (2013). Adding a Google calendar to a Google site [Theater]. Available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_fThYpns6s 9/29/2013 Introduction to Google Sites 27

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