Below are the different functions of Sakai with brief descriptions of each one, as well as a link to the support documentation.
New Course Sites
|Creating a course site||Course sites are automatically created through LOCUS.|
|Import resources from a previous course site||
Resources (documents, test, or assignments) can be imported into a new site
By using Import from Site from within Site Info.
|Import from Site|
Access to New Sites
|Providing registered students access to a course site||By publishing your course, all registered students will be granted access to that site||Publishing a Course|
|Providing a TA access to a course site||TA requests must be submitted to the helpdesk|
Access to Old Course Sites
|Hide a course site from student's view||
By unpublishing your course, all registered students will no longer have access to the site.
See Sakai Administration Schedule for unpublish dates.
|Publishing-Unpublishing a Course|
|Remove old courses from view||Users may hide old courses using the Preferences tool accessed from within My Workspace||Site View Preferences|
|Upload files||In the Resources tool, select the Upload option from the Action drop-down menu.||Content in Resources|
|Add a syllabus||
From within the Syllabus tool, select Add Item. Additional items can be added in the same manner.
Make sure to select the light bulb to make the item visible to your students.
|Creating a Syllabus|
|Provide link to existing web sites||You can create a link to an existing web page within the Resources tool. Select Add Web Link from the Add drop-down menu.||Content in Resources|
|Add multiple media||Multiple media content can be added to a site through VoiceThread, Panopto or Loyola Media tool.||Adding Tools to a Sakai Course|
|Organize files in Resources tool||Organize files by adding new sub folders, renaming, reordering and setting permissions.||Content in Resources|
|Allowing student content to be shared with all course members||
Within a Lesson page, use the drop down menu in Add Content and allow for student subpages. Each student will be provided their own subpage to upload and share content
|Student Lesson Pages|
|Provide a means for student to create and edit text together||Add the Wiki tool to a site in order for students to collaborate within a shared document.||Creating a Wiki Page|
|VoiceThread||Using VoiceThread provides the ability for students to add comments to media. Add the VoiceThread tool for all course members to share and add comments.||VoiceThread within Sakai|
|Add a profile photo||Each user can add an image to their profile that is visible to other users. From within Home, select Profile tool and then select Edit my Profile.||Profile within Sakai|
|Number of Courses displayed on Top Menu bar||Each user can decide the number of course sites to appear on the Top Menu Bar. From within Home, select Preferences and drag and drop courses from Favorite Sites, to Active Sites or Archive Sites.||Navigation in Sakai|