Sakai Documentation

Getting Help with Sakai

These resources can help you use Sakai at Wellesley College. Some of them are tailored to Wellesley, others have been created for Sakai support at other institutions (but will apply to working with Sakai here).


For immediate assistance, call the Instructional Support line, x4848 or the Help Desk, x3333, or email



  • Site Creation - Course sites will be created automatically in Sakai not long after the Registrar finalizes the course schedule for the upcoming semester.If you are a faculty or staff member, and you would like to use Sakai for other collaborative projects, independent studies, research, or thesis work, you can create your own project site.
  • Site Administration - Set up access, permissions, add participants, manage tools in  your own project site.

Resources for common tasks in Sakai

This is a summary of Sakai functionality for you and your students: Sakai Tips for Students (PDF)

Sakai tools - Overviews

Managing access

Students will be automatically enrolled in course sites through Banner.

Adding resources



Assessment (Tests & Quizzes)



Please send any feedback you might have about additional resources or topics you'd like to see covered in the Sakai help documentation to Mac Stewart (mstewart).


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