Sakai DocumentationSakai 2.9 Basics for Instructors Setting Up Your CourseHow do I cut and paste a pre-existing syllabus as a single syllabus item?

How do I cut and paste a pre-existing syllabus as a single syllabus item?

This option also utilizes your pre-existing syllabus. However, by cutting and pasting it into your course, you gain the benefit of being able to view it without downloading, and students do not need Word or other software to view it. You may also edit it directly online to make changes without uploading a new copy.

Go to the Syllabus tool.

Go to the Syllabus tool.

First, select the Syllabus tool in the Tool Menu of your course.

Click Create/Edit.

Click Create/Edit.

Upon first accessing the Syllabus tool, it will be empty. Click the Create/Edit button.

Click Add.

Click Add.

Click the Add button.

Enter a title.

Enter a title.

A title is required. You may enter something simple, such as "Syllabus" here.

Copy and paste your text.

Open your local syllabus file in Word or other word processing program and copy the text. You may use the keyboard shortcuts CTRL+C (Windows) or Command-C (Mac) to copy.

Paste your content into the rich text editor in Sakai using CTRL+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac).

Note: The Paste from Word feature is built into this version of the rich text editor, so there is no need to use the Paste from Word icon to clean up your text. Word-specific code will be removed automatically.

Edit your text in the rich text editor.

Edit your text in the rich text editor.

You may edit your syllabus in the rich text editor if you need to make any changes.

Add attachment. (Optional)

Add attachment. (Optional)

If you would like to attach a printer-friendly version of your syllabus, click the Add attachments button to browse for your file. Attaching a file or files is optional.

Browse to your file.

To browse for a file on your local computer or network drive, click the Choose File button. (Alternately, you may also enter a URL here to the location of your document, or select an already-uploaded resource within this course, or any of your other sites in the system.)

Confirm the file selection.

Once you have uploaded your syllabus, the filename will be displayed here. If this is the correct file, click Continue.

Post your syllabus.

Post your syllabus.

Once you are satisfied with the appearance of your syllabus, click Post.

Syllabus posting complete.

Your syllabus file has been posted. In this screen, you have another opportunity to enter start/end dates, or remove the item if you wish, but these actions are optional.

Click on the small blue Refresh arrows to reset the tool.

View syllabus.

Once posted, this is what your syllabus will look like. Users may view the syllabus online without the need to download.