Web Publishing with Google Sites

As part of the Web Publishing Service, CAEN offers access to both WordPress and U-M Google Sites. Some features and limitations of using Google Sites include:

  • Password protected content can be accommodated, with the additional ability to restrict content to only University-related people.
  • Look and feel will not closely resemble the College website, but College logos and colors will be used.
  • Easier to use – Minimal web editing experience required to store, update, and move documents.
  • File Cabinets – Easy way to store and maintain document repositories.
  • Notes – Ability to create notes listings and have custom search lists.
  • Allows for custom sidebars on a per-page basis.
  • Ability for visitors to post comments.
  • Ability to notify people of recent site activity.
  • Ability to set Google Sites to adjust for mobile devices.
  • Limited Support forĀ Sensitive Regulated Data


Information on using Google Sites can be found in our Knowledge Base. The main Google Sites Help page is also a useful resource for getting started. For more information about the CAEN Web Publishing Service, or to request a Google Site, email caen@umich.edu.