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[[Home|Go here for a complete tutorial on how to do this]].  
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===Edit Site Info===
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The Site Info tool is very powerful for the instructor.  It provides the ability to create groups, enroll users, add, remove, hide and unhide tools, among many other things.  But to the students, it simply shows a few lines about the course.  If you have your contact information in other places, such as your syllabus, you may just want to hide the "Site Info" tool from students.  OR, you may update the Site Info with your contact information and leave it available to students.
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To edit your contact information in Site Info:
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# Click '''Site Info''' in the left menu bar.
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# Click '''Edit Site Information''' at the top of the page.
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#* You may edit the content on your Home Page by entering text in the Content Editor
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# "Contact Name:" Enter the Instructor name, or the name of the primary contact for the course.
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# "Contact Email:" Enter the email address of the above person.
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# Click '''Continue'''
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# Click '''Finish'''
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=== Import Content from a Previous Semester  ===
=== Import Content from a Previous Semester  ===

Revision as of 18:04, 30 November 2010

Contents

Overview

When your course for a new semester has been created, you will receive an email letting you know that the course has been created.

Login to eLearning in Sakai

Go to http://lss.at.ufl.edu/ to login to eLearning in Sakai. Login using your gatorlink username and password. If you have difficulty logging in, contact the UF Computing Help Desk at 352-392-4357.

eLearning in Sakai Help

We offer several types of help in using the eLearning in Sakai system:

We have added a WebLink called "Student FAQ" to the toolbar in your course that will provide students with the information they need to use eLearning in Sakai and information about contacting the UF Computing Help Desk for help with computer-related problems.

Tasks for Preparing New Semester

You will have some tasks to complete to prepare your new course for use. You will need to create or upload content for your course, or you may import content if you used eLearning in Sakai in a previous semester. It is very important that you understand the Resources tool before you begin to upload your content there. This tool and content uploaded into it is, by default, available to students. Do not put sensitive information in the Resources tool.

There are tutorials for each tool at http://lss.at.ufl.edu/help.

Edit Your Home Page

We provide a link to this tutorial on your Home Page. You should modify the Home Page to reflect information about your course.

Go here for a complete tutorial on how to do this.

Edit Site Info

The Site Info tool is very powerful for the instructor. It provides the ability to create groups, enroll users, add, remove, hide and unhide tools, among many other things. But to the students, it simply shows a few lines about the course. If you have your contact information in other places, such as your syllabus, you may just want to hide the "Site Info" tool from students. OR, you may update the Site Info with your contact information and leave it available to students.

To edit your contact information in Site Info:

  1. Click Site Info in the left menu bar.
  2. Click Edit Site Information at the top of the page.
    • You may edit the content on your Home Page by entering text in the Content Editor
  3. "Contact Name:" Enter the Instructor name, or the name of the primary contact for the course.
  4. "Contact Email:" Enter the email address of the above person.
  5. Click Continue
  6. Click Finish


Import Content from a Previous Semester

If you used eLearning in Sakai in previous semesters and have content that you want to reuse, you can import that from the previous course.

Go here for complete instructions on how to import your content.

Associate Section Roster(s)

Students are associated with your course based on the section number. For students to be enrolled in your course, you will need to associate your rosters with your course.

Go here for a tutorial on how to associate your rosters.

*Section rosters are not populated with students until a few days before the semester starts.

Enroll TAs or other Participants

Your students are loaded automatically when you add the roster(s). But you will need to add any TA(s) or other non-student roles that you want to have access to your course.

Go here for a complete tutorial on adding and managing TAs or other participants.

Publish Your Course

Your course is created as "unpublished" to allow you to make any changes you want to make before permitting students into the course. Be aware that files you place in  Resources are, by default, available to students, so you do not want to place sensitive information in this location.

Once you are ready for students to access the course:

  1. Click Site Info in the course menu bar.
  2. Click Manage Access at the top of the page.
  3. Check the box beside "publish site" and click Update.
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