Site Setup Tutorial

Organize Tool Menu

Purpose

A variety of administrative and learning tools are available for your Sakai course site. The template you have selected provides a set of common tools. However, instructors may need to add or remove items to ensure their site contains the specific tools that will be used in each course. After selecting the appropriate tool set, instructors may want to reorder pages on the menu and hide any items that are for instructor use only.

Site Design Tips

The Standard, Minimal, and Legacy templates by default contains a set of tools that faculty might employ when teaching their course. Any tools not planned to be utilized in a course should be removed to improve usability for students. Tools for instructor use only should be made invisible to students to avoid confusion.

Process

Add or Remove Tools/Pages

  1. Navigate to Site Info.
  2. Click “Manage Tools”.
  3. Select or deselect tools in the main checkbox panel.
  4. Click “Continue”.
  5. Click “Finish”.

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

Edit Tool Order

  1. In Site Info, click “Tool Order”.
  2. Drag and drop items to a preferred location.
  3. Click “Save”.

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

Edit Tool Visibility

  1. In Site Info, click “Tool Order”.
  2. Click the cog wheel for a tool.
  3. Click on “Make Tool Invisible/Visible to Students”.
  4. Click “Save”.

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

Next Step

Proceed to Post Course Information and Syllabus.

Need help? Site Design Support: teaching@plu.edu; Technical Support: sakai@plu.edu