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Exporting your Sakai site content

There are many cases in which you might need to save your Sakai site content: to create a backup of your site; to export your site’s materials to use in another application; or because your site no longer needed but you would like to archive the content for later use.  Some tools have export features,…Read More

What is the difference between Gradebook and Gradebook Classic?

A new Gradebook was made available in the Sakai 11 update. This is now the default tool that will appear in all sites. Gradebook Classic will remain as a tool option for the coming few semesters in case you would like to have it in your course. For now, only Gradebook Classic supports official grade…Read More

Creating a Course Site

Before starting the course setup process, please read these notes carefully. If you select multiple courses or sections, they will be combined into one Sakai course site. To create separate course sites for each of your courses, repeat this setup process for each individual course. If you want to combine several enrollments (ex: include several…Read More

How do I copy and paste from Word to Sakai?

If you want to insert text from a Word document into the Sakai editor box, you must use the ‘Paste from Word’ tool to help keep the formatting clear. First, in the Word document, highlight the desired text and then use Control+C (PC) or Command+C (Mac) to copy the content. Now, in Sakai, place the…Read More

Adding a library resources link to Sakai

Using Sakai’s Web Content feature, you are able to add a new menu item in Sakai. Web Content allows users to add a new menu item that is connected to a web address (or URL). It can either be a link to an external website or to an item in the site’s Resources. There are…Read More

What is the difference between a ‘published’ and ‘unpublished’ site?

A site only becomes visible when it is published. Course sites are unpublished by default. You have the choice to publish a project site during the site creation process, but you can choose to reveal it later. Unpublished sites are always available to users who have the role of instructor, teaching assistant, course builder, or…Read More

How do I add mathematical formulae to Sakai? How do I use the WIRIS editor?

Using the WIRIS editor, Duke users can add mathematical formulae to any Sakai tool that offers the WYSIWYG editor (ex: HTML pages in Resources, Calendar, Assignments, questions in Tests & Quizzes, Announcements, etc). To use the WIRIS editor, simply open a WYSIWYG editor in Sakai and click the WIRIS button. If you don’t see the editor…Read More

How do I edit what tools are available?

Enter Site Info and click  Manage Tools at the top of the page. Check or uncheck the tools you wish to add or remove, and then click Continue. Confirm the changes and click Finish.  NOTE: For some tools, you will be prompted to add additional information before finishing.

How can I find a specific site within Sakai?

You can view and search all of your sites and change your site preferences by clicking on the Sites icon. You can also conduct a search by going to My Workspace > Membership and change your site Preferences in My Workspace as well.

How do I go back to a tool’s main screen?

To go back to a tool’s home display, do not use the browser’s back button. Instead, use the Return to Tool Home icon. Sakai is designed to work independently from your browser’s buttons. In general, Sakai returns you to the same screen you were in when you left a tool. If you want to return to…Read More