With Google Sites you can create simple websites for collaborative creative projects or online portfolios for groups or individuals. Students’ editing rights to portfolios can be automatically removed after a deadline if used for e-portfolios. The IT Services Google Apps learning resources site (link below) is created with Google Sites and serves as a good example of the type of thing you could create.
Using Google Site templates for e-portfolios
- Creating a Google Site – IT Services Google Apps learning resources
- Google Sites Help Center
- Changes to Google Sites in 2017 [york.ac.uk/it-services]
The video below was made by Tom Smith in IT Services
The Psychology department started off using the Yorkshare wiki tool to get students working collaboratively to create a shared ‘online textbook’ for the class. However, they now follow the same process using a Google Site instead, so this case study is an example of the type of activity Google Sites could be used for.
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Using wikis and Google Sites to produce a collaborative online textbook
Dr Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer, Psychology
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