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How do I allow students to add content to Lessons?

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Select Lessons.

select Lessons

In the target Sakai site, select Lessons from the Tool Menu.

Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool.

Select Add Content.

select Add Content

Select Add Content from the Actions Menu.

Select Add Student Content.

select Add Student Content


Select Add Student Content from the dialog window.

View student content pages.

view pages

Links for students to create their own content pages appear.

Edit student pages settings. (Optional)

select Edit

To modify the settings for the student content pages, select the Edit icon.

Edit the Student Content Section properties as needed.

Edit any properties and select Update Item
  1. Check Make these student pages anonymous to make each student page anonymous.
  2. Check Create Gradebook item for these if the student content pages are to be graded and enter maximum points.
  3. Check Add comments section to each page to allow other students to comment on the student pages.
  4. Check Make these comments anonymous to make student comments on pages anonymous.
  5. Check Grade these comments to grade student comments on other student pages.
  6. Check Add a peer review rubric to each page to allow students to grade other student pages based on a rubric.
  7. Select a rubric. Choose the Sample Peer Evaluation rubric, or select Create a new rubric to create one.
  8. Set the Open/Due dates for peer evaluation.
  9. To allow students to review their own pages, check the box for Allow self-grade.
  10. Check Student pages will be jointly owned by all members of a group rather than an individual to allow site groups (rather than individuals) to create Student Pages. Each group member will be allowed to add/edit content on the group's Student Pages.
  11. Check the box for Use rubric for student within a group to evaluate each other to allow groups to use rubrics.
  12. Check the box for Students only see their own page to restrict page access to only the instructor and the author of the page.
  13. Check the box for Don't release item until all prerequisites are completed to restrict access based on a prerequisite.
  14. Check Require this item to require the creation of Student Pages before moving on to a different Lessons item.

Note: All of the settings listed above are optional.

When finished, select Update item.

select Update Item

Updating will return the display to the Lessons page with the Student Pages section shown.

To view a student page,  select their name.

select a student's name

Select the hyperlinked name of a student to view their page.

Example of a student page.

select Back

Students can add text, link to documents, link to web pages, embed images, embed video, embed audio, create sub-pages, add comments (if allowed), and peer review (if allowed).

Select Back to return to the Lessons page.

Select Peer Evaluation Statistics.

select Peer Evaluation Statistics

Select the Peer Evaluation Statistics button to see the evaluations made by other students (or self-evaluations).

View peer/self evaluations.

peer evals display

This will display the Peer Evaluations made by other students or the Self Evaluation (if selected in properties) based on either the default rubric (shown above) or your custom created rubric. 

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