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Moving a Google Site out of an Educational Domain

Instructions written by Heather Stafford, Technical Communications Instructor.

Note: The following set of instructions assume that the user has two Google accounts which include an account from within the ed domain as well as a personal Google account.

Steps to take place under the Educational Domain:
  1. To begin, open the site from within the educational domain.
  2. Go to More Actions -> Manage Site.
  3. Select the “Sharing” option under site settings.
  4. In the section titled “Invite people to join site as owner” type in the email address of the personal account. This will be the new owner.
  5. Make selections under Advanced Permissions as needed.
  6. Click Invite these people. This will send an email to the account listed above which will include a link to the sites current location under the  ed  domain.
Steps to take place in the personal Google account:
  1. Open Google account and Gmail to view the link to the account we just shared.
  2. This will take you to the Ed Domain log in page. At the bottom of the sign in section there is an option to “Sign in with a different account”. Enter the personal account log in and password here.
  3. Once you are logged in, open the site and click the More Actions --> Manage Site options.
  4. Select the General option.
  5. At the bottom of the screen in the Site Actions Section there is now an option to Copy this Site. Select this.
  6. Type in the site name and take note of the new URL which should read:
  7. http://sites.google.com/site/(new site name here)
  8. Click the button to Copy Site.
To remove the school account as an owner of the site:
Go to More Actions --> Sharing and remove the school account as an owner of the site.

At any point the school site can now be deleted.