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Google Sites at Boise State University

Google Sites

Google Sites is an easy way to create websites for teams, projects, and internal-facing Boise State resources.

The new Sites features improved integrations with G Suite (Google Apps), allowing easy schedule embeds from Google Calendar, files from Google Drive, or locations from Google Maps.

Multiple people can collaborate on a Site in real-time, just like with Google Docs. You can manage site permissions to restrict viewership to people with or accounts, or specific individuals or groups (see additional domain sharing information under “Common Issues” below).

Content on the screen is arranged via drag-and-drop, so no web experience is necessary.

Old Google Sites vs. New Google Sites

At this time, there is no feature available to convert a legacy Google Site to a new Site, or copy content from legacy Site pages.

Access New Google Sites

Access Google Sites by logging into BroncoMail or G Suite through myBoiseState, then browsing to Google Drive:

Access New Google Sites through Google Drive

Access Legacy Google Sites

Legacy, or “classic” Google Sites, are accessed through the G Suite (Google Apps) menu:

Access legacy Google Sites

How to Use

Complete information on how to learn and use Google Sites is available at the G Suite Learning Center.

Need Assistance?

For questions about using Google Sites, contact the Help Desk at 208-426-4357, or email

Common Issues

  • Faculty and staff use the G Suite domain
  • Students use the G Suite domain

Sharing Between Domains – New Google Sites

As of November 2016, access to view new Google Sites is only available to a single domain, or to anyone on the web.

In other words, you can’t create a new Google Site using an account and share it so it can only be viewed by and accounts – it can only be viewed by a single domain (e.g.,, or everyone.

How to Share a Site Between Domains – Legacy Google Sites

  1. Create a new Site, or open a Site you’ve already created.
  2. Click More Actions > Share this Site at the upper-right of the screen.
  3. Add one or more email addresses, and choose what rights you want to grant for owners, collaborators and/or viewers.
  4. Invite your owners, collaborators and/or viewers via email. The invitees will receive an email message explaining they have been grated access to a Google Site. The email will contain a link to the shared Site. The invitee can click on the link, which will prompt the invitee to log in to Google Apps if necessary.
  5. The invitee/recipient you are sharing your Site with must log in to BroncoMail/G Suite before the next step.
  6. A window will be presented similar to the following:
    Google Sites screenshot
  7. The invitee will need to click “Sign in with a different account” and sign in using full email address (e.g., and password.
  8. The invitee now has access to the shared Site.
  9. If the invitee has problems accessing the Site, repeat the above steps; return to BroncoMail/G Suite and click on the email link, then once again choose “Sign in with a different account.” If there are further questions, please contact the Help Desk.