Perhaps you want the students to create a template that matches the needs of the course. If they work backwards from the year-end goal, they can create it. Of course, the "template" may ultimately be a Google site with links to the various works they've created over the course of the year. Here's to a great year for you and your students!
We used a template from the template Gallery at first. Then 2 years ago came up with our own template.
We set up a miniblog, file cabinet and webpages for each subject. The presentations, spreadsheets, etc we would embed from Google Docs into the webpages. MP3 get added as attachments or uploaded to the File Cabinets.