How do I create a new Course Site?

Sakai is a “self-service” system in terms of the course worksite setup. You can create your own course worksite(s) as follows:

    • Select “Worksite Setup” from the “My Workspace” tab.
    • Select ‘New”.
    • Select the academic term for the course.
        [NOTE:] Instructors making new Sakai course sites for are typically presented with four available terms. Terms with “OL” in the name are to be used for courses in the online accelerated programs, which include RN to BS and the Masters in Dietetics. The other choice (with only the semester and year) can be used for all other standard course rosters.
    • If you are having trouble finding the roster that you know you own, please check to be sure you are selecting the correct term and that you are listed as the instructor of record in e-Campus.
    • Check the box next to the course title that you wish to use Sakai, one title at a time to create one site with one roster. Or, check multiple course titles at this stage if you wish to combine multiple rosters into one site.
    • Continue with the screen prompts. One of the prompts asks if you wish to re-use (copy) the materials from other sites you own. If you wish to reuse content from a another Sakai course Select ‘yes’ and select your ‘old’ course site.  Make sure that your new course sites have the same tool picked as the old course site.
    • You will see the class roster at the bottom screen of the Site Info tool in your Sakai course. Rosters are scheduled to be synced with e-Campus data four times per day.

I can not see my course title when creating a course site.

  • Sakai copies your course titles from the URI Course Schedule.  Contact the Enrollment Services to update the teaching assignment in Course Schedule for you.

 

How can I hide the course from participants until the course materials are ready?

o   Un-publish the whole site – Click “Site Info”, select “Manage Access”, uncheck ‘Publish’ to un-publish the site.  When you wish to release the contents, click the check the checkbox to publish the site.

OR

o   Hide individual tool – Click “Site Info”, select “Page Order”, click the light bulb next to the tool that you want to hide, click ‘Update’.  The light bulb is a toggle for you to hide or display the tool.

 

How can I split or combine rosters in my course?

  • Go to “Site Info”, select “Edit Class Rosters”. From there, faculty can remove or add OWN roster(s).

My students cannot see my course site.

  • Check to see if there is a rectangle with the word “Un-Published” in it on the upper left corner of your site?  If yes, you can publish your site by going to “Site Info”  ==> Manage Access ==> and clicking the checkbox next to “Publish Site”.
  • Check to see if all of your registered students are listed at the bottom of the “Site Info” page. There is an approximate 12-hour roster sync window for roster changes in e-Campus to carry over to Sakai. If there is a discrepancy between an e-Campus roster and the roster in a Sakai course for longer than 24 hours, please contact the helpdesk@uri.edu for support.

How do I create a new Course Site?

Sakai is a “self-service” system in terms of the course worksite setup. You can create your own course worksite(s) as follows:

Select “Worksite Setup” from the “My Workspace” tab.
Select ‘New”.
Select the academic term for the course.
[NOTE:] Instructors making new Sakai course sites for are typically presented with four available terms. Terms with “OL” in the name are to be used for courses in the online accelerated programs, which include RN to BS and the Masters in Dietetics. The other choice (with only the semester and year) can be used for all other standard course rosters.

If you are having trouble finding the roster that you know you own, please check to be sure you are selecting the correct term and that you are listed as the instructor of record in e-Campus.

Check the box next to the course title that you wish to use Sakai, one title at a time to create one site with one roster. Or, check multiple course titles at this stage if you wish to combine multiple rosters into one site.
Continue with the screen prompts. One of the prompts asks if you wish to re-use (copy) the materials from other sites you own. If you wish to reuse content from a another Sakai course Select ‘yes’ and select your ‘old’ course site. Make sure that your new course sites have the same tool picked as the old course site.
You will see the class roster at the bottom screen of the Site Info tool in your Sakai course. Rosters are scheduled to be synced with e-Campus data four times per day.

I can not see my course title when creating a course site.

Sakai copies your course titles from the URI Course Schedule. Contact the Enrollment Services to update the teaching assignment in Course Schedule for you.

How can I hide the course from participants until the course materials are ready?

o Un-publish the whole site – Click “Site Info”, select “Manage Access”, uncheck ‘Publish’ to un-publish the site. When you wish to release the contents, click the check the checkbox to publish the site.

OR

o Hide individual tool – Click “Site Info”, select “Page Order”, click the light bulb next to the tool that you want to hide, click ‘Update’. The light bulb is a toggle for you to hide or display the tool.

How can I split or combine rosters in my course?

Go to “Site Info”, select “Edit Class Rosters”. From there, faculty can remove or add OWN roster(s).

My students cannot see my course site.

Check to see if there is a rectangle with the word “Un-Published” in it on the upper left corner of your site? If yes, you can publish your site by going to “Site Info” ==> Manage Access ==> and clicking the checkbox next to “Publish Site”.
Check to see if all of your registered students are listed at the bottom of the “Site Info” page. There is an approximate 12-hour roster sync window for roster changes in e-Campus to carry over to Sakai. If there is a discrepancy between an e-Campus roster and the roster in a Sakai course for longer than 24 hours, please contact the helpdesk@uri.edu for support.

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