Site Setup Tutorial

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This tutorial provides a walk-through of an instructor's main tasks for setting up a Sakai course site. Tasks are detailed on separate pages listed in the index below and the navigational menu above. Each tutorial page explains the purpose of the task, offers design tips, and illustrates the technical process. Pages conclude with guidance on how to proceed to the next relevant task. Site setup will vary depending on which course site template and tools an instructor selects when requesting a course site-- the first step in the site setup process.

Please note, while the purpose of this tutorial is to help instructors prepare their Sakai site, the scope of this tutorial does not provide detailed training in course design nor does it provide all the details for how instructors can use Sakai. Besides making use of other resources in the Sakai Support site and the Sakai Help documentation, instructors can ask questions or schedule a consultation by contacting for instructional design support and for technical support.

PLU faculty and staff can also view concrete examples based on real Sakai sites shared by PLU instructors. The website, Teaching and Learning with Sakai, showcases how Sakai can be used to facilitate teaching and learning and includes examples of content organized using the Standard Sakai template.

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This tutorial is also summarized in a printable checklist of site setup tasks.

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