Tips for Using Sakai

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Browser Tips

  • Sakai works best with Firefox or Chrome. If you encounter a problem while using Internet Explorer, try using a different web browser.
  • Access Sakai by opening only one browser in one window. Avoid opening multiple browser windows and tabs in Sakai.

Sakai Navigation

  • Use the navigation links and buttons within Sakai. Avoid using your browser's back button.

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How to Return to a Tool's main screen

  • Use the Reset button Image:Resetbutton.png
    • Click on the reset button (blue arrows to the left to the tool name). Clicking the reset button will return you to the tool’s main screen.

Sakai and Time-out's

  • Every 30 minutes: Save or Submit: You must click on Save or Submit when working in the Sakai Text Editor or while typing text in the Assignments, Discussion Forum/Topics, and Tests & Quizzes tools. You can work in Word and copy and paste the text into the Sakai Text Editor, or attach the Word document in Sakai.
  • Your internet connection can break; if so, you won't know until you try to do something in Sakai. Make sure you save or submit regularly if you have problems with your internet connection!
  • Note: If you save something, it is in draft mode. Only you can see the draft. You must return to it and Submit it, so your instructor can see and grade it.

Need Help with a Sakai Tool?

  • What are the Tool Help icons for? Image:Contextualtoolhelp1.png
    • Help is available within each Sakai tool by clicking on the question mark icon in the upper right corner of each tool window.

Problems with Sakai

If you are unable to access features while in Sakai, try:

Try a different web browser

  • Sakai works best with Firefox or Chrome. If you encounter a problem while using Internet Explorer, try using a different web browser.

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