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Home Overview

On the "Home" page of each course site or project site, you will see areas for general information (e.g., Worksite Information) and synoptic views for communication tools (e.g., Recent Announcements, Forums Notifications, Discussions New Private Messages or New Posts, Calendar display, Recent Chat Messages) used in your site. Additionally, you can view and alter your privacy status for the site.

Text Editor Tips

Text Editor Tips

This tool makes use of the Sakai Text Editor.

Our Text Editor article includes a number of tips including how to add images or paste content from MS Word.

Adding a Web Page

To make a web page appear in the Site Editor Display box:

  1. Select a course site or project site.
  2. If the site's home page is not already open, click Home in the left menu.
  3. In the Site Editor Display box, click the edit button Optionsedit.png.
  4. In the Title field, enter a title for your Site Editor Display box, or keep the default or current title.
    • Note: Because the title of the Site Editor Display box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Site Editor Display" on your site; however, it will always be located on your site's home page just beside the left menu.
  5. Use the Frame Height drop-down list to set the height for your Site Editor Display box.
    • Note: Most web pages display better in a taller box (600 or more pixels).
  6. Under "Site Editor URL", type the URL (you may omit the http:// prefix).
  7. Click Update Options.
    • Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Site Information Display.

Adding a Text Description

Site Editor Customizable Display

To add a text description:

  1. Select the course or project site.
  2. If the site's home page is not already open, click Home in the left menu.
  3. In the Site Editor Display box, click the options button Optionsedit.png.
    • Note: Because the title of the Site Editor Display box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Site Editor Display" on your site; however, it will always be located on your site's home page just beside the left menu.
  4. In the Title field, enter a title for your Site Editor Display box, or keep the default or current title.
  5. Use the Frame height drop-down list to set the height for your Site Editor box.
  6. Under Description, enter the text you wish to display.
  7. Click Update Options.
    • Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Site Editor Display. If you want to insert images, you will need to upload them to Resources before you can add them to the content.

Adding your own HTML File

To display an HTML file you have created and uploaded to the Resources tool:

Depending on where you uploaded the HTML file, select either the course or project site or My Workspace.

  1. Click Resources to view the Resources list.
  2. Copy the URL of the HTML file by right-clicking the file's name and then selecting your browser's Copy Shortcut, Copy Link Location, or Copy Link to Clipboard feature. (Alternatively, you can click the file's name to open it in a new browser window and then copy the URL from your browser's address box.)
  3. If you are not already in the course or project site in which you want to display the HTML file, select it.
  4. If the site's home page is not already open, click Home in the left menu.
  5. In the Site Editor Display box, click the options button Optionsedit.png.
    • Note: Because the title of the Site Editor Display box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Site Editor Display" on your site; however, it will always be located on your site's home page just beside the left menu.
  6. Paste the URL into the Site Editor URL field.
  7. Click Update Options.
    • Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Site Editor Display.


If you would like to add or remove tools from your site (which appear in the left menu) you can do this from the Site Editor tool -> Edit Tools option. Details on how to do this are found in the Adding or Removing Tools from your Site part of the article.

Other Tools with Customizable Options

Recent Announcements Options Display
Recent Announcements Options Display

Other tools that may appear in your Home page may have options for some customization include:

Announcements

Chat

Chat Home page Options
Chat Home page Options

Calendar

Calendar Home Display Options
Calendar Home Display Options

Considerations

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We are constantly trying to improve the information in this Wiki.
If you notice any errors or omissions with this material, please advise the LMS Team or submit a Service Request at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp.

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Other articles about Sakai tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools: Announcements | Assignments | Email | Forums | Gradebook | Quizzes & Tests II | Resources | Site Editor | Syllabus

More Tools: Polls | Chat | Drop Box | Home | Discussions | News | Feedback | Sections | Lessons | Site Stats | Web Content | Wiki

Related articles: How to add tools to CLEW | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and Roles | Contact the CTL for help

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