Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

The Vice Deanship of the Joint First Year for Educational Affairs Organizes a Course Entitled: ‘Google Sites’




Out of the concern and keeness of His Excellency the Dean of the Joint First Year Deanship, Dr. Saad bin Saeed Al-Ghamdi, to raise the academic and professional performance quality of the students of the deanship and to urge them to achieve more accomplishments and excellence, the Student Guidance and Support Unit, under the supervision of His Excellency Dr. Waheeb bin Dakhilullah Al-Harbi, the Vice Dean of the College for Educational Affairs, organized a lecture entitled "Google Sites." The lecture was delivered by Dr. Bilal Muhammad Bataynah, Assistant Professor at the Joint First Year Deanship, on Thursday 25 Jumada Al-Thani, 1441 A.H.

The lecture, which was attended by around 30 students of the Joint First Year Deanship, had several main objectives, the most important of which are the following:

  • Highlighting the importance of (Google Sites).
  • Learning how to create a website without the need for any programming or design skills, whether for the purpose of gaining profit or for free.
  • Learning how to upload the following:
  • Videos from Google Video or YouTube.
  • Documents: "Google Doc".
  • Google Reader.
  • How to make the web address in the following format: «/http://sites.google.com/site/sitename».
  • The number of default templates on Google Sites is limited.
  • Limited use of HTML and it is not possible to include CSS language within template pages.
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