Monday, January 7, 2013

Spring-Cleaning Your Sakai Sites

The start of a new semester is a good time to take stock of your Sakai course sites, which are listed as tabs at the top of the screen. The Goodson Law Library's Digital Initiatives Librarian, Hollie White, offers these tips to rearrange, hide, and/or change the number of displayed course sites in Sakai.

To begin, log in to Sakai with your NetID and password. Make sure that the "My Workspace" tab is active. On the side bar, click Preferences. You should see a box that says "My Active Sites." Inside that box is a list of courses to which you are assigned.

To rearrange the order of tabs in "My Active Sites"

  1. Click and highlight the name of the course that you want to move.
  2. To the left of the course name are two buttons (one points up and the other points down).
  3. Click the up arrow to move the highlighted course to the left. Click the down arrow to move the highlighted course to the right.
  4. Click the "Update Preferences" button (below the "Active Sites" box) to save your order choice.
Note: "My Workspace" will always be your first tab on the left.

To change the number of course tabs displayed

  1. To change the number of tabs displayed, use the dropdown box to choose a number between 4 and 20. These numbers represent the number of tabs that will be displayed at the top of the screen.
  2. Once you have selected a number, click the "Update Preferences" button (below the "Active Sites" box) to save your choice.

To hide one tab/site

  1. To the right of "My Active Sites" are two sets of arrows and a box called "My Hidden Sites."
  2. Click and highlight the name of the course you want to hide.
  3. Click the arrow pointing right to move the course into "My Hidden Sites."
  4. Click the "Update Preferences" button (below the "Active Sites”"box) to save your order choice.

To hide multiple tabs/sites

  1. In "My Active Sites," click and highlight the name of the first course you want to hide.
  2. Press the "CTRL" button on your keyboard while you click and highlight names of other courses you want to hide.
  3. Click the arrow pointing right to move the courses into "My Hidden Sites."
  4. Click the "Update Preferences" button (below the "Active Sites" box) to save your order choice.

To hide all your sites

In "My Active Sites," click the double arrow button. All of your courses will move to "Hidden Sites."

Note: Hidden sites are still available to you. They will not be listed in tabs along the top, but will be in a drop-down menu. Remember that you can always move sites from "My Hidden Sites" to "My Active Sites" by using the arrows that point to the left.

For more information

For additional assistance with Sakai, please contact Digital Initiatives Librarian Hollie White.

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