Sakai Help and Documenation
Claremont Sakai Quick Start Guides (all in PDF format): More to follow
Sakai Community Documentation
Getting started with Sakai:
Faculty who are new to using a course management system may want to start with just a few of the tools that Sakai offers. Which tools you should use will depend on your interests. We recommend you choose about four of the following tools to get started with Sakai. We recommend the following tools for faculty getting started with Sakai:
- Syllabus: Create a syllabus from scratch or upload an existing syllabus file.
- Resources: A tool for easily distributing files to the participants in your site. Faculty can upload image files and documents files, including PDF, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, among others. Faculty can also post URLs and create simple web pages.
- Drop Box: Whereas the Resources tool is for faculty to distribute documents to all of the students in their course, the Drop Box tool is intended for private sharing of documents between faculty and students. For example, students can upload papers for comment or grading and faculty can then share their comments with the student.
- Forums: Create discussion groups.
- Email Archive: Create an email mailing list for your site and archive all messages sent to the list.
- Chat Room: Conduct online discussions in real time.
- Schedule: Post important dates to a course calendar. Keep separate calendars for each course. Each user also has their own workspace where they can keep a personal calendar.
The following tools are also useful for creating new sites, managing your sites and adding new tools.
- Site Info: The tool for modifying which tools are available in your sites and who the participants are.
- Worksite Setup: The tool for creating new sites. If you would like to add a site for a research project, this is the tool to use.
- Preferences/Customize Tabs: For hiding and showing tabs.
- Help: Sakai has extensive online help. Use the Help tool for step-by-step instructions on how to use a particular Sakai tool.
Last updated on
August 20, 2014
by Sanghyun Jeon, Pomona College