Loyola Support Documentation

How do I create a new project site?

Updated Dec 18, 2020

All Loyola students, faculty, and staff have permission to create new project sites. Project sites can be created either from Worksite Setup or Sites in your Home area.

Option 1: Create site in Worksite Setup.

Select Worksite Setup from the Tool Menu in Home.

Select Create New Site.

Option 2: Create site in Sites.

Select the Sites waffle icon to view your sites drawer.

Select the button Create New Site.

Select project site.

Enter site information.

Enter the site title.

Select site language.

If desired, you can change the default language for your site to any of the available languages listed. Languages in this list will vary depending upon the language pack(s) installed on your instance.

Select the desired language from the drop-down list.

Enter a site description.

The information entered into the description area will appear on the site's home page.

Enter a short description.

You may also enter a short description (with a maximum of 80 characters). This short description will display in the publicly viewable list of sites.

Enter the site contact information.

Enter the name and email address for the site contact. (This is typically the site creator, owner, or instructor.)

Select Continue.

Select Continue to save information.

Select site tools.

Check the boxes next to any tools to add to the site.

Reuse existing material.

You may choose to re-use material from other sites that you own. Choose either No or Yes for this option. (If you select Yes, indicate the site(s) from which to copy content in the list provided.)

Select Continue.

Configure site access.

  1. Site Status: Select to Publish the site, or Leave as Draft (i.e., unpublished). Unpublished sites are only visible to site owners, not other participants such as students.
  2. Site Visibility: Displays the current status of site's visibility in the site browser.
  3. Global Access: Choose to Limit to official course members or to those I add manually (recommended) or Allow any user to join the site.
  4. Select Continue.

Confirm site setup.

Confirm all of the site settings are correct. If everything appears correct, select Create Site.

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