Loyola Support Documentation

What is Site Navigation?


Sakai site navigation

The Site Navigation across the top of the screen allows you to access all of the Sakai sites in which you are enrolled. You may also return to Home at any time by selecting the Home button on the far left.

Jump to site tools

jump to site tools

You may select the downward arrow next to each site name to expand the Tool Menu for that site. Selecting a tool from that list will take you directly to that area of the selected site.

Note: In the image above, selecting the downward arrow (1) and then Lessons (2) would navigate you to the Lessons tool of SAK 202 001 Su21.

Currently selected site

Site appears highlighted red

The currently selected site will appear highlighted in a different color in the navigation bar.

Sites Drawer

Select the sites drawer to view all sites

The top site navigation bar can only display a small number of sites without appearing crowded or expanding to fill several lines. If you have many active sites, selecting the Sites Drawer icon will display all of your actives sites. Sites are grouped by academic term and type of site (i.e., course or project sites). If you have the appropriate permissions, you may also create sites from this location. 

Note: Inactive or Archived sites will not display in the Sites drawer.

Favoriting Sites

Favorite sites by clicking the star icon

Select the star icon (Add to Favorites) next to a site in the list to make it a favorite. This will add it to your persistent navigation buttons at the top of the screen.

Reload to view new navigation buttons.

When you exit the Sites drawer, you will be prompted to Reload in order to view your newly selected favorites. Select "Reload" or refresh your web browser.

Organizing Favorites

Organize favorites by dragging and dropping

To organize your favorites, go to Sites and select the Organize Favorites tab. Drag and drop sites to reorder them. The order in which sites are listed here determines the order in which the buttons appear in the top navigation.

Note: The Home button is fixed and always appears in the same location.

Remove from Favorites

Remove a site from favorites by selecting the star icon

To remove a site from your favorites, select the star icon (Remove from favorites) to remove it from the top navigation. You can do this from either the Organize Favorites tab or the Sites tab.

Reload to view current selections.


When you exit the Sites drawer, you will be prompted to Reload in order to view your newly selected favorites. Select "Reload" or refresh your web browser.

Automatically add new sites.

Toggle on or off to automatically add new sites to favorites

If you would like new sites to be automatically added to your Favorites when you are enrolled, keep the default On selection in the Organize Favorites tab. If you prefer to manually add new sites, select Off instead.

Logging Out of the System

Select profile photo or initials and then choose Log Out
  1. You may log out of the system by selecting the user name and profile photo in the top navigation bar.
  2. Then, select Log Out from the drop-down menu.
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