Note that the registrars office should automatically add you to a Sakai site at the beginning of every semester, unless you are an auditor or off-campus student.
If you can't access the site, email your professor or contact the Help Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org or x3333.
- Resources: Allows you to upload your own files to Sakai for a backup incase you don't have hard drive, USB, or your computer crashes.
- To use Resources you'll want to select the tab and then the grey box titled Upload-Download Multiple Resources. From there, you'll be given instructions yo follow based on your operating system.
- Preferences: Changes the order of your course sites and allows you to archive past sites that may still show up in the blue header.
- My Workspace ⇒ Preferences ⇒ Move around the sites according to the directions ⇒ Update Preferences
How to Navigate a Sakai Site:
- Home: Main page of the site. Will have recent announcements and discussions. Some professors like to link Facebook or Twitter pages.
- Announcements: Self explanatory. You'll also receive announcements through your email.
- Drop Box: Allows for private sharing between you and the professor, who may want you to upload papers or other projects for grading.
- to upload files select the tab and then the grey box titled Upload-Download Multiple Resources. From there, you'll be given instructions to follow based on your operating system.
- OR Select the Add button next to the folder with your name on it ⇒ choose upload files ⇒ either drag and drop your files, click the page to open the menu to select your file, or switch to a file browser upload
- Forums: Professors will post topics or ask you to, as a means to encourage deeper thought and discussion. Your professor will determine if it is graded or not.
- To reply/respond: Forums ⇒ Select discussion ⇒ Start a new conversation
- if you want to see all the responses at once select Display message content
- Gradebook: If your professor uses Sakai's Tests & Quizzes tab, all your grades from those will display here. Additionally, some professors will choose to manually add your other grades here.
- Media Gallery: This tab houses films you may need to watch in your course. The films will be located under the Site Library tab within the Media Gallery.
- Resources: You'll find readings, PowerPoints, and potentially a syllabus in this tab, depending on your professor's preference.
- Syllabus: Some professors will put the syllabus here instead of or in addition to the Resources tab.
- Tests & Quizzes: Self explanatory. You'll want to ask your professor about the details involved with the tests and quizzes as they will range based on discipline and class.