Google Sites allows USC faculty, staff, and students to create free, custom web sites using their USC-provided Google accounts.
Google Sites allows users to:
- Create custom websites
- Upload and share content including documents, photos, videos, and slideshows
- Manage document revisions
- Facilitate discussions
- Create blogs
- Manage permissions to control who can see their website
All USC faculty, staff, and students.
To access Google Sites
- Go to sites.google.com/a/usc.edu and click the button that says Sign in through University of Southern California.
- This will take you to the USCnet Login screen, Enter your USCNet ID username and password and then click Login.
For information on creating and managing your Google Site, see Google’s Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Site.
For additional assistance with Google Sites, see the Google Sites Help Center.
Google Sites Best Practices
- Google’s default setting allows everyone to view your site. It is recommended that you change the site settings to shared privately with specific people. See the Google Sites documentation on Site Access for information on changing these settings.
- Copyrighted material is not permitted on USC Google sites. For more information on Google Sites policies, please review the USC website content policy at policy.usc.edu/technology.
Please note that Google Sites are not approved for storing or transferring legally regulated or high-risk information. For a list of these prohibited categories of information, see the Data Security page.
NOTE: ITS does not provide user support for Google Sites. The information on this webpage is provided as a courtesy to the USC community.
- Google provides support documentation for Google Sites in the Google Sites Help Center.
- A Google Sites Essential Training video tutorial is also available at lynda.com. You will need to log into lynda.com, using your USC username and password, before accessing these videos. To log in, go to itservices.usc.edu/lynda and click the “Log in to Lynda.com” button.
This is a free service.