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Santiago Fernandez-Gimenez <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi Kathy,
The ESUP is using Google Sites extensively.  I'm new to the Program, and
Jim Thorp doesn't know what templates we are using, but I suspect it's sort
of "good enough" but perhaps not meeting your guidelines exactly.  Would
you like to take a look?

Here is the Portal project site:

The Finance work stream site:

The Student work stream site

What do you think?


On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 4:13 PM, Kathy Jensen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello all,
> This afternoon, the Communicators Forum listserv started a conversation
> about using Google sites. I thought the message I wrote on that list would
> be of interest to this list as well.
> For the past few months, Chris Goodland from OIT and I have been working
> on branded templates for Google sites that can be used by University units.
> The template mentioned on the Forum list for IT communities of practice<http://it.umn.edu/home/cops>is one that we had collaborated on a year or so ago and is a good choice
> for anyone who needs to develop a Google site right away.
> In the upcoming months, U Relations will be working closely with OIT to
> more fully develop this template and work through the details that units
> need to be aware of when using Google sites. Things like being sure to set
> your site's permissions correctly to avoid publishing a site that anyone at
> the U can edit, or refining the search in a way that will allow it to
> produce the results your want or expect.
> Along with the template development, we are writing guidelines and
> instructions that will help ensure units understand how a site should
> properly be constructed for use as an official University site.
> Beyond Google sites, we are also working to provide approved, branded
> templates for other Google apps, such as Blogger, docs, spreadsheets, and
> so on.
> If your unit is interesting in using Google for an official University
> site, please let me know. We'd be happy to work with you as we develop
> templates for University use.
> Thanks!
> Kathy
> --
> Kathy Jensen
> Marketing & E-Communications
> University Relations
> University of Minnesota
> 612-624-5808

Santiago Fernández-Giménez
Assistant Program Director:  Communications, Change Management, & Training
Enterprise System Upgrade Program (ESUP)
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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