Site Setup Tutorial

Edit Overview Page


The Overview page of every Sakai site contains an area that instructors can customize. Minimal and Standard templates automatically include sections designed to welcome and orient students to the course site. Instructors should edit these sections as appropriate to provide learners with essential information. Please note, if these sections are not updated, students will see incomplete sections with directions intended for instructors.

Site Design Tips

The Overview Page should provide a very brief orientation to your site. Detailed information about the instructor, purpose of the course, learning outcomes, syllabus, course materials, etc. should be shared on the Course Information page. Generally, the length of your Overview should not be too much longer than the length of the tool menu on the left side of the page.


Edit Information

  1. Navigate to the “Overview” page.
  2. Click the “Edit” button.
  3. Replace or delete content as desired:
    1. Add a brief welcome message.
    2. Insert instructor name and contact info.
    3. Add meeting schedule and location.
    4. Briefly explain how students should plan to use this Sakai site.
  4. Click “Update Options” to finish.

Click the image below to cycle through illustrations of the steps in this process.

Next Step

Proceed to Publish Site.

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