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Creating Information Rich Gsites Pages


There is a template that has a few of the features listed on this page.
When creating a new page, select the template Rich G-Site.

If you do not want to make a new page, you can view the template here.

You can also a video on how to use templates below.

Create References of Books on Google Sites

*For more detailed information, consult the Master List of References 

Embedding a Google Group into a page

1. Open the group that you want to embed. Copy the URL from the address bar. You must be at the top page of the group (not in a subcategory or viewing a particular post/thread) to do this.
2. Open the site page where you want to embed the group. Hit edit, then go to insert/group. Paste the url for your group into the "group url" field, and check the "Include a scrollbar on gadget when necessary" box. Other than that, you should be fine with the default settings. 
3. Hit "OK", and you should have the gadget in your page. Save the page, and then you should be able to see your group embedded in the page!

Cogsci Research

Expandable Textbox

How to insert a link that can expand and contract a text box whenever it is clicked:

Use Underlined blue bold for these.


How to tag key terms, which can then be searched from the Google site search box:

1. To tag a key term, just insert the symbol "#" followed the term you want to tag. Ex: #add

**Google search doesn't recognize searching for "#add" as distinct from "add". Could use addZZ because it's unique & allows easy listing of all tags (search "ZZ"), but it's clumsy.

Mouse Over

How to insert text that appears upon mousing over the link:

Use Bold Italics for these. 

Mouseover this sentence. 

Subpage Listing

How to add a gadget that list all the subpages:

(Gadget--anything external that can be embedded into a page. For example, the table of contents at the bottom of this page is a gadget.)

  1. Click "Edit" (or type "e") to start editing.
  2. Go to "Insert"/"Subpage Listing".
  3. Click "Save" to save the webpage.
This will produce a box that automatically has the name of all subpages of the current page. Note that in the settings you can change the top-level page (the page that the list has subpages of). You can make it the site's home page, or any page of your choosing.

Table of contents

How to add a "table of contents" gadget that condenses page information into summarizing links:

Add a "table of contents" gadget that automatically produces and updates links to designated "HEADERS" (with levels H2, H3, H4) on the page, which you are allowed to designate. 

Marking your text as a header

  1. Navigate to the page where you want to embed your table of contents.

  2. Click the Edit page icon, which looks like a pencil, to open the site editor.

  3. Highlight the text you want to appear in the table of contents.

  4. From the Format menu, choose either Heading (H2)Sub-heading (H3) or Minor heading (H4) depending on what style you want. The lower the heading number, the more pronounced the text will be.

  5. Repeat these last two steps for all the text you want to appear in your table of contents.

Adding the table of contents

  1. Place the cursor where you would like to insert your table of contents.

  2. From the Insert menu, select Table of Contents.

  3. Set the width of your table of contents and choose how many levels of headings you want to show. (For example, if you have a list that has text formatted as H2, H3 and H4, choosing to show only two levels would mean that only the text formatted as H2 and H3 will appear in your table of contents.) Then click "Save" and a box marking your table of contents will appear on your page.

  4. On the page you are editing, click Save, and the table of contents will appear on your page.

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