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This tutorial uses a public template I copied from one originally created by Google.  Using the "Manage site" section of the toolbar, I modified the theming and logo to match that of ACTVF and then published the site again as a template, which I made publicly available using my regular Gmail account. (It turns out that Google Apps EDU accounts aren't allowed to contribute to the public template gallery, though they can publish to their domain's gallery!)

The original public template is available here.

The modified public (ACTVF-branded) template is here.

I plan on posting another short video showing how to modify and create your own site template (as described above) for use within your school's domain...

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Using a Google Sites Starter Template to Understand All Your Options

Problem of practice

How can you quickly get to know the range of options available in Google Sites so you can get started building a course home page?

Solution

This screencast shows how to use a site template to quickly get up and running and tours through all the main content types used in setting up a class website in Google Sites.

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