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Publishing your website

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Once you feel that your website's at a place where it's ready to

Publishing your website

Once you feel that your website's at a place where it's ready to viewed by the larger public, you can go ahead and publish your site. Publishing your Google site is as simple as changing it's sharing status. To access this we can go ahead and click on the blue share button in the upper right hand corner. As of right now, it's a private site. Meaning only people that I've granted explicit permission, can view, as well as make edits to the site. At this point what I'd like to do is go ahead and open up this site so that other people can see it. I don't want to give access for everyone to edit it, however. I only want people inside my community as well as my institution to be able to view the site.

The editing of the site is still going to be locked to the teachers as well as myself. To do that, I'm going to come to the top level sharing item, which is currently set to Private, here I'm going to click Change. Now the visibility options are actually listed from the least restrictive down to the most restrictive. So if I make this public on the web then anyone can search for this, find it in a search engine as well as view the website. If I say anyone with a link then the site will be hidden from search engines, but people can still navigate to it as long as they have the link. If I limit it to anyone from Orange Valley School, then only users that are logged into their Orange Valley School Google Apps for Education account will be able to view it.

And I can also choose to limit it to anyone in Orange Valley School that has the link, meaning that unless I've given them the direct link Orange Valley school members will not be able to view the site in the site section unless I've given them the link first. Here I'm going to go ahead and choose public on the web. This is going to allow everyone in the community, as well everyone at my school to find as well as view the website. Now, please be careful if you choose to share your website outside of your school. You want to make sure you're not including any student names or other information that could be considered confidential. When you're ready to publish your site, make the changes and go ahead and click Save.

So this point we've successfully published this website. Anyone on the web can now find and view it in their web browser, yet the editing is still limited to myself as well as the school teachers.

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  1. 2m 47s
    1. Welcome
      42s
    2. Things to know before watching this course
      1m 30s
    3. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 18m 22s
    1. What is Google Apps for Education?
      54s
    2. Setting up Google Apps
      4m 27s
    3. Verifying your domain name
      2m 40s
    4. Adding users
      5m 30s
    5. Customizing Google Apps
      4m 51s
  3. 26m 11s
    1. Configuring Gmail
      7m 37s
    2. Gmail communication
      5m 5s
    3. Creating a school signature
      3m 56s
    4. Archiving school communication
      2m 0s
    5. Sending large attachments
      3m 5s
    6. Using common shortcuts
      4m 28s
  4. 16m 12s
    1. Collaborating with calendars
      4m 47s
    2. Adding office hours with repeating events
      4m 48s
    3. Creating event invitations
      3m 0s
    4. Managing alerts
      3m 37s
  5. 8m 8s
    1. Understanding Google Drive
      1m 44s
    2. Creating a lesson-planning workflow
      3m 21s
    3. Centralizing school documents
      3m 3s
  6. 13m 6s
    1. Understanding Google Docs
      2m 30s
    2. Collaborating with Google Docs
      3m 10s
    3. Surveying other teachers
      7m 26s
  7. 26m 2s
    1. Getting started with a collaborative planning website
      3m 6s
    2. Adding collaborators
      1m 39s
    3. Adding pages
      3m 55s
    4. Styling your website
      5m 14s
    5. Styling individual pages
      4m 49s
    6. Adding dynamic elements for user interactions
      3m 55s
    7. Publishing your website
      1m 55s
    8. Google Sites in the classroom
      1m 29s
  8. 8m 14s
    1. Adding educational apps
      3m 6s
    2. Using YouTube for education
      2m 27s
    3. Teaching with Google Scholar
      2m 41s
  9. 45s
    1. Next steps
      45s

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