Advanced - Using Students as Editors to Update Pages

Are you interested in having a website for your class, but you're afraid that it's going to take too long to set up and manage? Here's an idea: why not have your students help you out? There are most certainly a number of students in your class that would love to help out, and by including your students you're showing them you trust them. This can be a great way to increase their level of buy-in and commitment to your class for a student that's on the fence. Classroom jobs don't have to end at the elementary level!

One of the many great things about Google Sites is the ability to give editing access to your students for specific pages. To do so, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: 
Click on the "Share" button on the upper-right hand corner of your Google Site while you're in editing mode.

Step 2: 
Click the button that says "Enable page-level permissions".

Step 3: 
Make sure the top level page is selected in the second column, otherwise you will not be able to complete the next step.

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Step 4: 
Add in the names of the students you would like to be collaborators. Make sure that you only give them permission to view the site at this point unless you want to give them access to edit your entire site.

Step 5:
Look to the second column on the setting page you're on and select the page you want to give students the ability to edit.

Step 6:
Find the names of the students you just added in the third step and change their access level to edit.