UD's Google sites provide collaborative web pages which faculty, teams or working groups can use to publish and access a variety of information in one place - including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments and text - and easily share it for viewing or editing. A Google site allows you to incorporate many of the other services available to you within the UD Google Apps suite.
Sites are issued for these two purposes:
- Faculty professional web content
- Group collaboration
For other web publishing needs, please see the supported web tool options on the Web Services page.
Who Can Request a Google Site
Google sites are issued to the following types of users:
- Committees (standing and ad hoc)
- Working groups comprised of faculty, staff, students and/or external participants
- Formal academic class groups and capstone projects (if requested by a faculty member)
- Groups conducting university research, collaboration or business with external participants
- Faculty who need self-managed web publishing other than eCommons Selected Works, Isidore, or their UD Profile
Alternate website solutions have been identified for student organizations, online classes and other groups needing a collaborative online workspace. See the UDit Web Services page for a list of those tools.
Please note that UDit provides limited support for Google sites; Google site owners assume responsibility for the operation of their site and most troubleshooting issues. In addition, UDit does not migrate content from existing websites or collaboration tools.
Access Your Google Site
To access your Google site(s) from your UD Google Apps account, click Apps (3 x 3 grid) in the upper right corner of any UD Google Apps window, then click Sites.
To access your Google sites(s) from the web, log in with your University of Dayton username password at http://sites.udayton.edu.
Google sites allows you to control who can view or edit your site down to the page level -- meaning you can specify different editors/viewers of the entire site as well as specific pages as needed.
You can share your Google site with individual users on and off campus, as well as with existing Google Groups.
Since Google sites are not publicly accessible, anyone you share your site with must have a Google Account or Google Apps Account. If you have collaborators outside of UD, they may need to create a Google account to access the site.
NOTE: Be aware that if you're using confidential data it's important to understand with whom at and what level of access you’re sharing files. Remember to limit file visibility to only those who need access and periodically review file access settings to make sure you're in compliance with campus data requirements.
For general information on how to use Google sites, visit the Google Apps Learning Center or Google’s online Sites Help.
In addition, UDit provides access to on-demand training classes through Atomic Learning.