The Beginner's guide to creating a Google Site


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The Beginner's guide to creating a Google Site

  1. 1. The Beginners Guide to Class Google Sites D. Norman Twitter @ictforeducatorsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNoncommercial Share Alike 3.0 License.
  2. 2. Google SitesIntroduction Videos
  3. 3. Presentation Overview● Getting started in creating your Google Site● Editing pages and changing page templates● Sidebars (Top level and sub-pages)● Sharing your site● Calendar, time zone, contact lists● Embedding (Calendar, Videos, documents)
  4. 4. Getting Started● Go to Sites● Create new site
  5. 5. Getting Started Continued● Choose the theme (default theme for our school)● Give your site a unique name
  6. 6. Getting Started ContinuedChoose More options and fill in the details
  7. 7. Editing Pages and Changing Templates● Once your site has been created, you will see the basic template.● From here you can start to edit your sites contents.
  8. 8. Editing a Page● Go to the Page you want to edit and click "Edit Page"● Make your changes and then click "save"
  9. 9. Changing a Page Template ● Click "More Actions"Choose "Change Page template"
  10. 10. Changing a Page Template ContinuedPage Templates:Webpage: Good for general page to insert text and embedobjects.Announcements: Adds new posts to the top with date and title.Good for newsletters, homework, announcements. Great forblogging as well.File Cabinet: Use to store uploaded documentsList: Good for listing books, websites, etc
  11. 11. Sidebar: Top Level and Sub Pages● Top Level pages will create a main page on the sidebar (ie. subjects)● Sub-Pages are added under a Top Level Page and will give you a drop down menu (ie. The name of each subject)
  12. 12. SidebarsADDING A SIDEBAR ● Click "Create Page" ● Choose the page template and give it a name (ie. Newsletters, UOIs, etc)
  13. 13. Sidebar: Deleting a Page ● Click the page you want to delete from the sidebar ● Click on "More Actions"Choose "Delete Page" and confirm by clicking delete
  14. 14. Sharing your Site● Before sharing your site with your class, you should create a contact distribution list for your class within your email.● Click "More Actions"● Go to "Site Permissions"
  15. 15. Sharing your Site continued● You can add people to your site by either adding their emails individually or choosing from your contacts list (faster)● The default is to let people edit. Be sure to change to "can view" if you dont want others to change content on your site.● "Notify people" will send an email. Uncheck if you want to share without sending a notification.● Click "Save and Share"
  16. 16. Creating a Contact List ● You will want to create a contact list for the parents (and students) in your class. Remember to use BCC when emailing parents with your contact list to ensure privacy.From your email, choose "More" and "Contacts"
  17. 17. Creating a Contact List Continued● To start a contact list, choose to add a new group (the second icon)● You may be able to add contacts from your available contacts or add them manually.● You can later add new people to this contact list by choosing the first icon.
  18. 18. Time Zone ● You will need to make sure that the time zone is set correctly for your site so that events on your calendar appear correctly (fix only if required) ● At the top of the page click "sites"Click on the gear icon at the top right and choose "UserSettings"
  19. 19. Time Zone ContinuedEdit your language and Time Zone if necessary:
  20. 20. Calendar ● Before you can embed a calendar on your site, you will need to create one.HOW TO CREATE A CALENDAR ● In your email, choose "Calendar" and the top ● Under "My Caldendars" Choose "Add"
  21. 21. Calendar Continued● Fill in the details. Dont forget to set the time Zone correctly.
  22. 22. EmbeddingThere are two ways to embed:1. Insert from the list of choices offered2. Get the embed code from the site you want to embed anduse Html to embed (for any content that can be embeddedwhich is not on the list)
  23. 23. Embedding: InsertingWhen editing a page, click on the "insert" button and choosethe correct option. This will link directly to your Google Docs aswell as let you embed from Picasa and Youtube.
  24. 24. Embedding: using HTML embed code● Many sites will have an embed code which you can copy and paste to view the content on your site.● When editing a page, click on the HTML button:● Paste the embed code before or after the other code on the page and save.
  25. 25. Want to Learn More?Check a website which a colleague and I created to learn moreabout creating a Google Site for your class: