During a webinar that I hosted earlier today the topic of Google Sites access settings came up. That topic usually does come up whenever I talk about using Google Sites with students. It comes up because just as there is a difference between publishing and sharing Google Documents there is a difference between publishing and sharing Google Sites.
The difference between sharing and publishing Google Sites:
- Publishing a Google Site means to make it available to view on the web.
- A published site can be restricted to a small audience. A published Google Site is essentially view-only.
- Sharing a Google Site means to invite other people to collaborate on editing the site with you.
- You can invite people to be collaborators via email or via a sharing link.
In this short video I provide an overview of sharing and publishing settings in Google Sites.