Layout of Sakai
My Workspace - Your My Workspace area in Sakai is a private file repository that collects and displays announcements, calendar events, and messages from all of your Sakai sites.
Faculty FAQ - Frequently asked questions.
Setting Up Your Course
Faculty Quick Start Guide - Guide for Teaching with Sakai: Adding/removing/renaming tools, managing student access, adding content, creating an assignment, creating an online test or quiz, setting up a discussion forum, uploading syllabus.
Course/Project Tabs - Simplify navigation in Sakai by customizing course/project tabs.
Customize Site Information Display - Add images, text or a URL to customize your Home Page.
Instructor Information Page - How to create an instructor information page in Sakai.
Adding, Removing, Reordering Tools - How to change and update the tools seen in the left-hand tool menu.
Unhiding Sites - How to unhide a hidden site in Sakai.
Publish/Unpublish Course Site - How to publish and unpublish course sites in Sakai.
Adding Course Content
Adding/Removing Content in Resources - Adding/removing files and URLs in Resources.
Editing Resources - How to copy and paste, move, and remove files in the Resources tool across course sites and within the same site.
Save Resources - How to create a local copy of content from the Resources tool of Sakai as a file backup.
Using the Lessons Tool to Present Content - The Lessons Tool provides a way to organize new or existing resources, tests and quizzes, and media on a single course page.
Embed Ignation Video in a Lesson - How to add IgNation videos to the Lessons tool within Sakai.
NOTE: Firefox and Chrome have added a security feature that results in video added using "Add Multimedia" in a Lesson not displaying. For instructions on how to display that content, visit Allowing Blocked Content in Sakai
Working with Migrated Content in Sakai (HTML) - The migration model presented in this documentation pertains to courses that were migrated from a Blackboard archive of the course created by ITRS and imported into the corresponding Sakai course by our Sakai technical services/hosting vendor, Longsight, or by ITRS staff.
Uploading Multiple Files (PC Users, Mac Users) - There may be times when you need to upload a large number of files all at once to be placed into Sakai's Resources tool. The easiest way to upload or download multiple resources is through a process called WebDAV. Loyola recommends the use of a free tool – Cyberduck, which implements WebDAV between your local computer and Sakai.
Creating Assignments - How to create assignments in Sakai.
Allow Student Resubmissions of Assignments - How to allow students the opportunity to resubmit an assignment.
Using Turnitin in Sakai - Set up assignments to use Turnitin and check for possible student plagiarism.
Resubmissions in Turnitin - How to resubmit student assignments using Turnitin.
Viewing Turnitin Reports in Assignments - View originality reports for Turnitin assignments.
Announcements - How to create and post announcements in Sakai.
Which Tool Do I Need? - A matrix explaining the Messages, Email, and Email Archive tools in Sakai and how to decide which one is best for the type of communication needed in your course.
Messages Tool - (Internal mail system) How to send messages and message copies to email through Sakai.
Email Tool - How to send email directly to the email accounts of site participants from within Sakai.
Email Archive Tool - How to create an email archive (course site listserv) to email all course participants outside of Sakai, and use the archive to save mail sent from the email tool.
Video Overview of Messages, Email, and Email Archive - A thorough review of each tool and how to use them in your course sites.
Forums - How to create Forums and Topics for discussion.
i>clicker/Sakai Integration - How to set up iclicker to upload scores to Sakai.
Blogs - How to create blogs in Sakai.
VoiceThread in Sakai - How to create, view and comment on, and add or remove a VoiceThread in Sakai.
Tests and Quizzes
Test Settings in Sakai - How to establish test settings including delivery, organization, submissions, and more.
Test Feedback in Sakai - Various options to set up feedback for students in Tests and Quizzes.
Backup Tests and Quizzes - How to create a local copy of your tests and quizzes from Sakai as a zip file backup.
View Student Results for Tests and Quizzes - View a student's answers to questions and instructor comments.
Download Student Test Results - How to export and download a local copy of student test results as an Excel file.
Deleting Gradebook Items - How to delete items added to the Gradebook.
Extra Credit in Gradebook (No Categories, No Weighting) - How to create extra credit items in a Gradebook with points-based setup containing no categories or weighted items.
Extra Credit with Gradebook in Categories - How to create extra credit items in a Gradebook with points-based setup containing categories, but no weighted items.
Extra Credit with Gradebook in Categories and Weighting - How to create extra credit items in a Gradebook with points-based setup containing categories and weighting.