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What are Google Sites?

Google Sites is a structured web page creation tool offered by Google as part of the Google Apps Productivity suite. The goal of Google Sites is for anyone to be able to create a team-oriented site where multiple people can collaborate and share files.

Is Google Sites a part of the UW-Whitewater network? 

As part of the UW-Whitewater suite of Google Apps, UW-Whitewater Google Sites will allow only authenticated users to create websites to publish externally.  Anyone in the UW-Whitewater community with proper ID credentials has been granted owner access to the service.  Staff, faculty and students may create their own website using Google Sites.  

How does Google Sites work?

The user can create a site through a web-based tool, and then can share the site with a group of other users, or publish the site to the entire company or the world. The site owner can choose who can edit a site and who can view the site. Google Sites is not intended to replace UWW Faculty/Staff Web sites.  It is a supplemental option for creating Web sites that may be used by faculty, staff and students at UW-Whitewater.  

What is the system requirement to use Google Docs?

You can use Google Docs using the following fully supported browsers and operating systems:

  • Internet Explorer 6+
  • Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0+
  • Safari 3+

With whom can I share my website?

  Site creators (or anyone granted owner access to a site) can add collaborators or change their site sharing settings.  The default setting will be Private.  Site creators then have the options for determining if they want to make the site more visible. 

Are there policies for Google Sites? 

Creators of Google sites must follow UW-Whitewater Web policies and guidelines.

How do Google Privacy Policy apply?

In Spring 2012, Google Apps revised Privacy Policies for Consumer use. However, as it relates to Enterprise licensed customers such as UW-Whitewater, using Google Apps for Government, Business or Education, individual contracts define how we handle and store data. As always, Google will maintain our Enterprise customers’ data in compliance with the confidentiality and security obligations provided to their domain. The new Privacy Policy does not change our contractual agreements, which have always superseded Google’s Privacy Policy for enterprise customers.


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