What is Site Navigation?

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Site Navigation

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

Jump to site tools.

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You may click on the down arrows 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.

Currently selected site.

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

Sites drawer.

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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, clicking on the Sites 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. You can access inactive sites from the Membership or Worksite Setup tools.

Favouriting Sites.

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Click on 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.

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When you exit the Sites drawer, you will be prompted to Reload in order to view your newly selected favourites.

All of your selected favourites will appear in the navigation bar.

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Organizing favourites.

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To organize your favourites, go to Sites and select the Organize Favourites tab.

Drag and drop to reorder.

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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.

Unfavouriting a site.

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To remove a site from your favourites, click on the star icon (Remove from favourites) to remove it from the top navigation. You can do this from either the Organize Favourites tab or the Sites tab.

Reload to view current selections.

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You will be prompted to Reload if you made any changes to favourite sites or site order.

Automatically add new sites.

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

Logging out of the system.

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You may log out of the system by clicking on the user name and profile photo in the top navigation bar and selecting Log Out from the drop-down menu.

More questions about the Home tool?


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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at https://sakai.screenstepslive.com/s/sakai_help