This screenshot walkthrough will show you how to create a new project site within Sakai. Project sites are almost the same as course sites within Sakai and can be used in many situations including to collaborate with your peers, to host a web presence for your club, or for extra instructions outside of dedicated Sakai course sites. Project sites can include all of the same tools as Course sites within Sakai. The biggest difference between Project sites and course sites is with the permission levels. In a course site, there are three permission levels for a user: Instructor (which has full administrative control of that site), Teaching Assistant (which has default permissions elevated above those of a Student but less than an Instructor), and Student (which has typical default permissions that enable the user to add/create content for most tools such as wiki, blog, forums, resources, messages but not delete any content from any tool or create/delete content for specialized tools such as syllabus, announcements, assignments, tests and quizzes, etc). In a project site, the user permission levels are Maintain (same as Instructor in a Course site) and Access (same as a Student in a Course site).
Once you have created the Project site using the guide below, please access the site and add participants using the Site Info tool.
The below screen shots cover most situations when setting up a new project site within Sakai. If you run into situations not covered by these screenshots, please remember that clicking the Question Mark icon (upper right-hand side of the screen) on any page within Sakai provides access to contextual help.
Please log into your Sakai account and then follow the screenshots below:
1. Worksite Setup
2. Click New Worksite
3. Select Project Site.
4. Complete Worksite details.
5. Continue completing Worksite details.
6. Select Tools.
7. Finish the setup