How do I add tools to my site?

Sakai has many different tools available to use in your course or project site. You may choose which tools you want to use and may add or remove tools at any point.

Select Site Info.

In the target Sakai site, select the Site Info tool from the Tool Menu.

Select Manage Tools.

Select Manage Tools from the actions menu.

Select your set of tools.

As you select tools from the General list on the left side of the screen, they are added to the Selected tools list on the right side of the screen.

Below the Selected tools you can enable MathJax for specific tools in your site by checking the box. See more information on enabling LaTeX at How do I add LaTex language to my course site?

In addition, you can enable Lessons subpage navigation in the left tool menu by checking the box. See How do I enable Lessons subpage navigation in the Tool Menu? for more information.

Select Continue.

Select Continue.

Rename tools or add multiple instances of tools. (Optional)

For some tools such as Lessons and Web Content, you may add multiple instances of the tool.

The Lessons tool may be used as a single tool on the Tool Menu where students click to see all Lessons, or there can be multiple Lessons tools added to the Tool Menu so that each tool is a separate Lesson. See the Lessons tool chapter for more information.

The Web Content tool points to any URL you enter and you may create as many of these as you want.

Select the More Lessons Tools? or More Web Content Tools? drop-down menus to add additional instances of these tools.

Example: Multiple tool Instances

The example above shows three Lessons tools (Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3) and two Web Content tools (Sakai and Apereo).

Add external tools. (Optional)

  1. Select External Tools to expand the list of available external tools.
  2. Then, check the box to the left of the tool you would like to add.

Select Continue.

Once you have made all of your tool selections, scroll down and click the Continue button to save your customizations.

Select Finish.

New tools added are shown in red font. Select Finish.

Note: New tools are typically added to the bottom of the Tool Menu. See How do I rearrange or rename the items in the Tool Menu? for instructions on how to change the tool order.