Google Sites Training Guides
Academic Website Training Guides
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I edit in my Google Site and what should I come to IT about?
Within your Google Site, you may edit any of the content that you would like. The built in editor bar at the top of the browser window is a great assistant for adding photos, changing font, adding bulleted lists, and many other general content changes.
There are certain things, however, that you will not be able to do without HTML knowledge. These tasks include adding a new link to the left navigation, removing a link from the left navigation, and creating a new page (using our template). We ask that you please contact IT to request these changes.
Who do I contact in IT about changes to my website?
The IT Web Team has one general email that handles any changes to our website: firstname.lastname@example.org. By emailing this address, a ticket will automatically be generated and everyone within the IT Web Team will be notified of this request. This is the best way to ensure that your request will always be received.
How can I tell what is an Academics webpage and what is part of my School’s Google Site?
The URL in your browser is the best way to determine which part of the RMU website that you’re in. If the URL contains yourschoolabbreviation.rmu.edu (ex: sbus.rmu.edu), then you are within the Google Site for your school. If the URL contains wpmajdegr.major_desc or findoutmore.open_page, then you are within one of the Academics webpages.
Why are there two different area’s (one for schools and one for Academics) and how are they connected?
The Academic webpages have been created to ensure the accuracy of the degrees listed on our website. These pages link directly to our database and display only majors/degrees, concentrations, minors, and certificates that are currently active and valid. These pages still belong to the school and are able to be edited (see the RMU Academic Guide to Editing Major/Degree Content above).
The School’s Google Sites were created to carry over the information from the previous Schools SharePoint pages. These pages are under the full control of each of the schools, so that they can offer any information that they deem necessary. There is no connection from the Google Site to our database, which is why it allows the school to create any informational content that they feel necessary.
The connection between the two are static and dynamic links. The Academics system links to the Schools Google Site via the Schools tab. Whenever you click on a school, all of the links for the Departments link directly back to the Google Site. Within the Google Site, the links to the majors and degrees go directly to the Academic webpages. This ensures accuracy and fluid connection between the two.
Why can’t I edit my Academic webpage?
The Academic webpages are set up very differently than the Google Site. Because they link directly to our valid database information, security is our top concern. You must contact IT to be added to the system as part of our security measures.
Once you’re added to our security, the system will only allow you to edit content to the department or school that you belong to. Dean’s and Department Head’s will have access to edit their entire school. Secretarial staff within each department will only be able to edit pages within their department.
How can I change the title of my major/degree, concentration, minor, or certificate in the Academic webpages?
Because the information displayed for all of these pages are pulled from our valid database listing of information, all changes to titles have to be handled by the registrars office. Please contact someone within Academic Services to have them correct/change the title.
How can I add a major/degree, concentration, minor, or certificate to the Academic webpages?
Please contact the registrars office to learn more about the process of adding a major/degree, concentration, minor, or certificate.