Google Sites embedded in a Laulima site

If you are using a Google Site for weekly or topic modules, did you know you can embed it in your Laulima site using the Web Content tool? Follow the instructions below. Please note that the URL you copy for your Google Site to add into your Laulima site must exclude the forward slash at the end otherwise it will not embed.

  1. Sign into your Google Site. (If you’re not automatically signed in, scroll to the very bottom of the site and click on the Sign in link.)
  2. Click on the More actions button (looks like a gear located at the top-right corner) on your Google Site. Click on Manage SiteIn the left menu click on General and in the Security section, check mark, Allow embedding on other sites.
  3. Copy the URL of your site’s home page, which should be something like, https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/lee-eng-100-lastname. (Important: Don’t copy the “forward slash” at the end of the URL otherwise it will not embed properly in Laulima.)
  4. Log into your Laulima course site, and click on Site Info and then on Edit Tools in the menu at the top. Check mark the Web Content tool and click Continue.
  5. Type a name for your page, such as “Weekly Modules” in the Title box. Paste the URL you copied of your Google Site in the Source box. Click Continue and Finish.
  6. You’ll see a new link in the left menu of your Laulima site towards the bottom. To re-order this, click on Site Info and click on Page Order in the menu at the top. Click and drag to re-order pages. Click on Save.

BONUS TIP: Since you link to the home page of your Google Site (e.g. “Week 1”) in your Laulima site, it would be helpful to change the home page, aka “landing page,” of the weekly modules when the new week or topic starts so it reflects the current week’s ot topic’s page. To do this:

  1. Sign into your Google Site. (If you’re not automatically signed in, scroll to the very bottom of the site and click on the Sign in link.)
  2. Click on the More actions button (looks like a gear located at the top-right corner) on your Google Site. Click on Manage Site.
  3. Scroll to where it says “Landing Page” and click to change it, then select the new page you’d like the “landing page” to be (i.e. the upcoming or current week’s or topic’s page).
  4. Now when you click on the Web Content tool you just added for your Google Site in your Laulima site, you should see that landing page you chose. Students don’t have to click in the Google Site to go to the current week’s or topic’s page.

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