Recent Updates

  • The Drop Box tool functions very much like the Resources tool. The only difference is that Drop Box is an individual folder for each student within a particular course.

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    What is the Drop Box tool?

    The Drop Box tool creates a folder for each student in the course.  Students are only able to access their own folder. Students and instructors can both place files in the Drop Box folders.  

    The Drop Box mirrors the file management features and functionality of the Resources tool. See What is the Resources tool? for more information on how to add, upload, edit, and delete files and folders within Drop Box. (As with Resources, multiple files can also be uploaded using Drag and Drop.)

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    How do I reset a tool?

    Resetting a tool returns you to the starting point of the tool you're using, as if you had entered the tool in a new session.

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    What does Unpublished Site mean?

    By default, most sites in Sakai are Unpublished when they are first created.  This gives instructors or course designers a chance to go in and edit the content of the site before it is available to students and other users.  Some institutions publish all current courses automatically at the beginning of the academic term.  Institutions may also unpublish courses from prior or future terms.

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    How do I navigate within a site?

    It is strongly recommended that you use the site navigation, and not the back and forward buttons in your web browser, to navigate within a site.

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    What are project sites?

    Project sites are designed to facilitate collaboration. You can invite anyone you wish to join your project site.

    Project sites are typically worksites where a project director, team, or committee can make announcements, engage in online discussions, and share resources such as documents or links to other web sites. Project sites have all of the same tools available as course sites; however, they are typically not associated with credit course sections or academic terms.

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    How do I navigate among different sites?

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    What are course sites?

    A course site is the official worksite for a particular academic course for an institution and can be linked to a database (such as a registrar's) to automatically populate its roster.

    Course sites usually contain a selection of tools and resources provided by the instructor so that students may access course materials, interact with other site participants, and submit work.

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    How do I use the Contact Us tool?