PSU Google Sites
Google Sites will help you to build your own websites with easy-to-use, intuitive tools. Google Sites are easy to set up and allow you to quickly put together a website, without requiring experience or knowledge of web design or coding.
Using Google Sites
Google Sites are not intended to establish the online presence of a department or program at Portland State. For those purposes, University Communications has built a very powerful Enterprise Drupal environment. To learn more about how to take advantage of this, visit UComm's Web Communications page. Google Sites are a great fit for an internal resource site, however. Internal resource sites can be used by your team/department to collaborate on projects or act as a central repository for your group's content.
Creating a Google Site
- To create a Google Site, follow these steps:
- Go to sites.pdx.edu.
- Select the Create button.
- Configure your site as desired on the next page.
- Select Create again.
After creating your new Google Site, you will receive an automated email, requesting that you provide some basic information about your site, including contact info, site purpose, and deletion date. Filling out this form is required as part of the Google Site creation process and you will continue to receive the emails until completing it. Submitting the form helps the Office of Information Technology keep track of data usage in the Google Sites app. OIT will never delete a site without multiple attempts to contact the site owners (unless it is in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy).
For more information on setting up your site after creation, see the Further Resources section.
Google Sites Learning Center - This site will help you get started with Google Sites and learn the basics.
Google Sites Help - Once you've mastered the basics, this site can provide answers to most specific questions you may have about Google Sites.
Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.