Display a Webpage for Syllabus

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Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

Displaying a web page, PDF, or Word file for your syllabus

You can direct your course site or project site's syllabus to an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file that you have uploaded to the Resources section, or to an external URL. To redirect your syllabus:

  1. Click the title of your project site or course site to enter it.
  2. If you do not see the Syllabus tool in the menubar, you must add it to your site. For instructions on adding a tool to your site, see Adding, editing, or removing tools.
  3. You can display an external web page for your syllabus. Alternatively, you can display an HTML, PDF, or Word file that you have posted to the Resources section. Follow the appropriate steps below:

[edit] Display an external URL

To display an external URL, such as a web page on your department's web site:

  1. From the menubar, click Syllabus.
  2. Click Create/Edit, and then Redirect.
  3. In the "URL" field, type the URL for the page you wish to display as your syllabus.
  4. Click Save.

[edit] Display an HTML or PDF file

To display an HTML or PDF file that you have posted to the Resources section:

  1. Upload your file to your site's Resources section. For instructions, see Working with files in Resources.
  2. After you have posted your file to your site, if you do not see a list of your resources, from the menubar, click Resources.
  3. To get your file's URL, right-click (for Mac OS or Mac OS X, Ctrl-click) the filename and select the copy command for your browser (i.e., for Internet Explorer, select Copy Shortcut; for Netscape or Mozilla Firefox, select Copy Link Location).
  4. From the menubar, click Syllabus.
  5. Click Create/Edit, and then Redirect.
  6. In the "URL" field, paste your URL (The control key, or ctrl key, is normally found on the bottom corners of a PC keyboard, beside the alt keys+v on Windows, The command key, located beside the space bar on an Apple Inc. keyboard.  Often used as the equivalent to the Window's "ctrl" key.+v on a Mac).
  7. Click Save.

Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content


Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

This article is based on the equivalent Sakai project help article.

The Sakai Educational Community License is deemed to be compatible with this sites Project:Copyrights which are under the Creative Commons 2.5 Licence. You can view the original Sakai help documentation, unedited, at http://kumu.brocku.ca/sakai/help/

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