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Support for Using the New Sakai Site Templates

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July 10, 2018

By Dana Bodewes, Instructional Designer

During summer 2018, three templates options — Standard, Minimal, and Legacy templates — were added to the Sakai Request Course form. Sakai templates contain general tools and pages that must be updated by the instructor before publishing the site to students. We recommend instructors request their new Sakai sites and prepare them for publishing as early as possible. Several support options have been developed to aid instructors in using the new templates.

Site Setup Tutorial

Online guide for setting up a new Sakai site

New Sakai sites now contain a hidden link to a Site Setup Tutorial for instructors. The online tutorial offers a step-by-step overview of the process for preparing new course sites.

Faculty Support Drop-In Hours

Individualized support on a walk-in basis

August 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Library 331
August 31 from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Library 331
September 4 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Library 331

Offered by: Dana Bodewes, Instructional Designer

Sakai Workshops

One-hour workshops presenting an overview of information about using Sakai

Sakai: Getting Started

August 27, 2018 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in Morken 124

Offered by: Sean Horner, Senior Web Developer

Sakai: What’s New, What’s Coming

August 27, 2018 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Morken 124

Offered by: Sean Horner, Senior Web Developer & Layne Nordgren, Director for User Services/Instructional Technologies

Individual Consultations

Get support via phone, email, or one-on-one meetings

Instructional support, course preparation:  Dana Bodewes,, 253-535-7572
Technical support:  Sean Horner,, 253-536-5021

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