How do I create a new project site?

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: Go to Worksite Setup.

Go to Worksite Setup.

Select the Worksite Setup tool from the Tool Menu in your Home site.

Select New.

Select New.

Option 2: Go to Sites.

Or, go to Sites.

Select the Sites link to view your sites drawer.

From your sites list, select Create New Site.

Select the type of site.

Select the type of site.

Choose project site.

Enter site information.

Enter the site title.

Enter the site title.

Select site language.

Select site language.

If desired, you can change the default language for your site to any of the available languages listed. Select the desired language to select it.

Enter a site description.

Enter a site description.

The information entered into the description area will appear on the site's home page. You may use the Rich Text Editor to enter your description.

Enter a short description.

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 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.

Select Continue to save your changes.

Select site tools.

Place a check mark next to any tools that you would like to use in this course site.

Re-use existing material.

Re-use 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 shown below.)

Select Continue.

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 Site Status: Select to Publish the site, or Leave as Draft (i.e. unpublished). Unpublished sites are only visible to site owners, not other "access" participants in project sites.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

Confirm site setup.

You will see a screen which displays all of the site settings for verification. If everything appears correct, select Create Site.