Monday, August 26, 2013

Learn How to Use the "Web Content" Tool in Sakai 2.9

Adding and Editing Website Links with the Web Content Tool

by Alan Regan

On August 13, 2013, Pepperdine University upgraded its learning management system, Courses (powered by Sakai), to the latest release.  Version 2.9 offers many enhancements, including a revision to the Web Content tool.

What is the Web Content tool?  With this feature, you can easily add website addresses into your class site's left menu. If there are select websites or web pages you want students to access regularly, placing them in the left menu can make it very obvious and convenient for them.  (You can also add web links into the Resources tool or use the rich text editor in several tools to add links, too.)

To help you understand how to add a website using Web Content and how to force the link to open in a new window, we created the following video:

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TIP: If a website does not appear after you've added it, this may be because your web browser is blocking the content. Check the address you used. Does the address begin with HTTP?  If yes, then the web page will likely be blocked by Firefox 23+ and Internet Explorer 10+.  Consider editing the link to HTTPS or check the box to force the content to open in a new window. Watch the video above for more details.

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