Student Project website
Quick guide to get you and your professional projects online
Whatever the reason, we're glad you're here! As a student, we'll go ahead and assume that you've gone online and understand the basics. If you're having trouble please visit our First Website page under resources.
first: google drive
Loading your project content into your Google Drive is a great way to stay organized. Also, Google Sites quickly and seamlessly links content to your website when it is linked to your Google Drive.
Step 1: Organize three projects you'd like to display
include a powerpoint and image per project
Step 2: Upload each of the three projects to your Google Drive
Step 3: Open each of your powerpoint files in Google Drive
This step is solely to confirm the file is ok to connect.
You're ready to get started on your site!
Second: google sites
Login to your Gmail account and navigate to Google Sites.
Google Sites will do the heavy lifting for you. Let's take advantage of the templates they've listed for free.
Step 1: Click Template Gallery (upper right)
Step 2: Select the template labeled Portfolio
The Portfolio template has three pages. You'll have to navigate to each one by clicking the page name at the top of the screen or by using the pages tab on the right. On the home page:
Fill in your name and occupation
Update the picture
Under selected work - simplify the section by deleting 1/3 boxes
1 box will host your presentation, the second will host your project image
Follow along with the Youtube video below if you get stuck.
third: updating and publishing your site
Step 1: Link the content from Google Drive (project 1 & 2) to your Home page.
Make any final updates.
Step 2: Click on the About tab.
update the image
update your work history and education
delete any unnecessary fields
Step 3: Click on the Project Page tab.
Link the content from your best project to this page.
This should be your capstone or final project
Fill in some description and add in any images you have prepared.
Delete any unnecessary fields.
Step 4: Click Publish (top right corner), fill in your name, and click Publish again.
You're all done! You're website can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/yournamehere
Take a few moments to play around with Google Sites. Check out your favorite organization's website for inspiration. Lastly, click the button below and check out our additional resources! For those that are curious - Google Domains allows you to purchase a website name (domain) and link your website to it. Check out Google Domains below.