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What do I do when I get a Sakai Site Notification? (link)

1. Open   WLU Sakai : https://sakai.wlu.edu

2. Click the Login button.

3. Type your guest account login and password, and click Login.

4. Go to the site, click on the site tab. (You will see two or more tabs in a row across the upper part of the screen.)

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Students in a course cannot see the Sakai site. (link)

The professor needs to publish the course.

In the course site within Sakai:

  1. In the upper left corner of the screen, click on the (Publish Site) button

You can also publish the site this way:

  1. Go to Site Info
  2. Manage Access
  3. Publish Site
  4. Update
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How do I add a tool to a Sakai site? (link)

In the Sakai site, go to:

  1. Site Info
  2. Edit Tools
  3. Select the checkbox by the desired tool(s)
  4. Continue
  5. Finish
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How do I publish my Sakai course site? (link)

By default, Sakai course sites are unpublished, which means that students will not be able to access a site until it is published by the instructor. 

To publish your site, click on Site Info, then Manage Access. Tick the box next to "Publish Site." Now click Update. 

 

Applies To: Faculty

Score: 85.0 - Updated: 6/4/2012 1:14:33 PM - Was this helpful?
How to move folders from one Sakai site to another (link)

1.Find the folder you want to move (in the Resources area of the course)

2.      From the Actions menu choose Move.

3.      Click on the “Show other sites” link in the bottom gray bar.

4.      Choose “Paste moved items” from the Action dropdown menu next to the folder where you’d to move the items.

5.      You can also click on the plus sign next to a folder to drill down into that folder and choose a folder within that folder.

Applies To: Faculty, Students

Score: 85.0 - Updated: 10/1/2010 4:01:56 PM - Was this helpful?
I added a student, faculty or staff member to my Sakai site, but when she/he logs in, the site is not there. Why is that? (link)

When you add a W&L student, faculty or staff member to a Sakai site (Site Info > Add Participants) add the USERNAME ONLY in the top box for Official Participants. If you use the entire e-mail address, Sakai creates a guest account instead of using the regular account that's already there, so the regular account won't see the website.

Please call the Information desk at extension 4357 if you still need assistance.

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Is there a way to merge the participants from other sections into one Sakai course site? (link)

Go to Site Info > Import from Site, then choose the third option, which is "I would like to merge my user(s)".

In the next screen, check the box of the site that contains the students you want to import.

If you log into Sakai, enter the "Sakai Help at W&L" site, click on "Tegrity Screencasts", there is a screencast that shows this process titled "Merging Enrollments".

 

Applies To: Faculty

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Can I add people outside of Washington and Lee to my Sakai site, and if so, how? (link)

Yes you can. In the course site, go to Site Info > Add Participants.

Outside participants need to be added to the second box "Non-official Particpants". Enter the full email address of the participant and that person will be sent an e-mail with their username (full email address) and password (generated by Sakai.)

Applies To: Faculty

Score: 80.0 - Updated: 9/19/2012 2:08:13 PM - Was this helpful?
How do I copy or move links from one site to another in Sakai? (link)

1.     If that is the folder you want, you can move it or copy it to the new location by going to the Resources section, check the checkbox next to the folder name, and choose Copy or Move from the Actions menu.

2.     After you’ve clicked on Copy or Move, you need to select the “Show Other Sites” link at the bottom of the screen.

3.     Browse to the site where you’d like to copy or move your folder.  Click the checkbox next to the folder where you want the links folder to go (Probably the top level Resources folder) and select Paste Copied Items from the Actions Menu.

See the screen shots in the Resources Document

 

 

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

Score: 80.0 - Updated: 3/5/2012 11:08:53 AM - Was this helpful?
I added a NON-W&L person to my Sakai site and that person logs in but doesn't see the site. What is the cause? (link)

There are two possible causes:

1. Make sure that you have published the site. (Site Info > Manage Access > Publish Site)

2. Add the participant to the site as a NON-OFFICIAL site participant. In the course site, go to Site Info > Add Participants and add the user's full e-mail address in the SECOND box for NON-OFFICIAL participants.

Applies To: Faculty

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How do I get my laptop (PC) to project my monitor image on the screen when using a projector? (link)

Once you have the laptop and projector connected you might find you only see the monitor display or the screen.  On many Dell laptops you hold the Fn key and press F8 to cycle through the various monitor modes.One will be only your monitor, one only the projection, and one both monitor and projection.

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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How do I get my laptop computer to display on the projector? (link)

Most laptop computers require you to turn on the external monitor output in order to send the computer image to the projector.
  
Follow these steps for WINDOWS based laptops:
-Be sure you have a proper cable connected from your laptop's external monitor port directly to the projector or to the classroom podium connectors.
-Press and hold the Fn key on your keyboard (usually located in the lower left).
-Press the specific key for your laptop (F1-F12) that controls your external monitor port.  The key is usually indicated by an external monitor icon or the words "CRT/LCD".  For example, on a Dell laptop the proper keystroke combination is Fn+F8. Other brands may use Fn+F5, Fn+F7 or another combination.  Check your owner's manual if you are unsure.
-Repeat the keystroke combination if the laptop does not project after the first attempt.

ForMAC laptops:
-An adaptor cable is usually necessary to connect a MAC laptop to one of the classroom systems or directly to a projector. There are several different styles that are model dependent.  This cable normally comes with your laptop.  See your owner's manual for more details.
-Hook the adaptor cable directly to the projector or to the classroom podium connectors.
-It is best to turn on your MAC laptop after making the proper cable connections.  The laptop will see the external monitor and set itself up to send an image to it.

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How do I add a student to a class in Sakai? (link)

To add a student:

  1. Go to the course site in Sakai
  2. Go to Site Info > Add Participants
  3. In the top box, add the student's username, eg SmithJ16 (Do not use the complete email address; only the username)
  4. Continue
  5. Select Student
  6. Continue
  7. Select Send Now if you want the student to receive an email notification that she/he has been added to the site; otherwise select Don't Send
  8. Continue
  9. Finish
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How do I remove a student from a course in Sakai? (link)

To remove a student from a class:

  1. Go to Site Info and scroll down to the list of enrollees
  2. Check the box next to his/her name
  3. Check the Remove checkbox
  4. Click Update Participants
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Who should I contact for Sakai help? (link)

Contact the Information Desk in Leyburn Library at extension 4357 for basic Sakai questions.

For more in-depth Sakai questions or for training on any of the tools in Sakai please submit a request to help@wlu.edu with the details.

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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How do I print my Sakai evaluation? (link)

If you need to print out your results from a Sakai evaluation from Tests & Quizzes, here is how to do it.

1. Click on Tests & Quizzes ana navigate to Published Assessments tab.
2. Choose “Scores” from Select Action button next to evaluation
3. Choose “Statistics” from gray top menu; this opens Sakai’s report panel
4. Right click in report frame and select “This Frame -> Print Frame…” This will print out the entire report.
5. You can also export results to an Excel spreadsheet. Choose “Export” from top gray menu to do this.
6. In the exported file, individual students are listed by row. Questions are listed by column.

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How do I reuse content from a previous course in Sakai? (link)

In the new site:

  1. Go to Site Info
  2. Click on Import from Site
  3. Select the course that contains the content you want to import
  4. Click on the content areas you want to bring over (eg, Tests & Quizzes, Resources)
  5. Click Continue, then Finished.

Applies To: Faculty

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How do I re-use content (merge data) from a previous course in Sakai? (link)
  1. In the destination site, click on Site Info.
  2. Click Import from Site.
  3. Click I would like to merge my data
  4. Check the box next to the course that has the content you want to copy.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Choose the appropriate content area (Announcements, Assignments, Resources)
  7. Click Finish

All of the content from that particular area will now reside in the destination site. Note that in order to import content into a particular area, that area must be added as a tool into the destination site. For example, if you'd like to import a quiz into the destination site, the Tests & Quizzes tool must be added to the destination site for it to appear.

Applies To: Faculty

Score: 75.0 - Updated: 5/4/2010 11:43:30 AM - Was this helpful?
How do I use Sakai discussion forum to have weekly general discussions? (link)

Add the forum tool
Create a forum which students don't see
Add topics which students do see
Check by clicking drop done view as 'student'
You will see what they will see live

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

Score: 75.0 - Updated: 1/30/2013 4:21:17 PM - Was this helpful?
Why is my Sakai assessment (course evaluation, test, survey) not showing up? (link)

Check your Delivery Dates and the time of day. 

Sakai allows you to set both the date and the time-- down to the second-- when your assessment will become available. Because it uses by default the time that you publish the assessment, you might find that the time is later than you expected. 

 

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How do I move or copy multiple files or folders all at the same time between sites in Sakai? (link)

You can move or copy multiple files all at once:

 

1.      Go to the Resources area of the course with the files that you want to move or copy.

2.      To the left of each folder and file is a checkbox. Check the checkbox for every file you want to move.

3.      Look at the top of the list, just above the top gray bar. You should see 3 links: Copy, Remove and Move.

4.      Click on the Move or Copy link.

5.      Click on the Show Other Sites link.

6.      Select the appropriate folder from the list.

Applies To: Faculty, Students

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Can I access Sakai on my smart phone? (link)
You can check updates to your Sakai sites on your smart phone! Just 
go to http://sakai.wlu.edu/portal/pda and log in. This interface 
makes it much easier to check on your classes when you're not at 
your computer.

Applies To: Faculty, Students

Score: 73.3 - Updated: 1/12/2011 4:30:50 PM - Was this helpful?
How do I use Sakai discussion forum to have students post papers and three students leave comments? (link)

Add the discussion forum tool to the site.

Allow new threads and allow attachments.

Have the students create a thread, post their assignments as attachments and then have three other students post replies to those threads. If a student goes in and sees that a particular paper already has three replies, then she or he needs to look at another paper. I don’t think there’s a way you can enforce this automatically, you just have to tell the students to pay attention.

 

If you look at the times submitted for the replies, you’ll be able to see who did the first three replies.

 

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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Where else can I get a projector? (link)
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Applies To: Faculty, Staff, Students

Score: 65.0 - Updated: 6/24/2011 2:17:51 PM - Was this helpful?
How do I upload a poster into Sakai? (link)

To upload an poster to Sakai: 

Login

Go to "My Workspace" 

Select "Membership"

Select "Poster Printing Drop Box"

Go to the folder with your name and click "Add" and "Upload Files.")

Contact Brandon (bucyb@wlu.edu) or Elizabeth (teaffe@wlu.edu) for questions.                     

Thanks, eat

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In Sakai, what is the preferred browser for Macintosh users? (link)

Macintosh users should always use the (Mozilla) Firefox browser when working in Sakai.

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How do I export grades from the Sakai gradebook so that I can look at them in Excel? (link)

In the Sakai site:

1. Go to Gradebook

2. All grades (it's in the light gray bar near the top of the screen)

3. Export Gradebook (a button to the right of the screen)

Applies To: Faculty

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How do I send an e-mail attachment with the Tegrity link out of Sakai to a trusted viewer? (link)

Open up the Tegrity link from Sakai
Open the Session List and click the session you want to send
At the bottom you will see an Actions drop down menu (if not maximize the window)
Under Class Actions Click Get Class Link

Note ** UNCHECK the "Do not allow anonymous user ..." box
If you don’t the user will HAVE to log into Sakai

Copy the URL and send via e-mail to TRUSTED user

 

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How do I e-mail the students in my class? (link)
  1. You can use the Course Distribution Lists that are available in the Global Address List (GAL) in Outlook or Entourage. The courses are listed alphabetically by discipline. The format is Chem 106_01 Spring 2009-10.
  2. In Sakai, you can use the Announcements tool to send e-mails. Choose High Priority to send e-mail to all participants of the site.
  3. In Sakai, use the EMail Archive tool. You will have to add the EMail Archive tool in the Site Info > Edit Tools screen.
  4. In Sakai, use the Mailtool too. You will have to add the Mailtool tool in the Site Info > Edit Tools screen. Note: The Mailtool has been deprecated by the Sakai Foundation. The tool is no longer supported and may not be included in future releases.
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How do I create a project site in Sakai? (link)

In Sakai:

  1. Go to the My Workspace tab.
  2. Click on Worksite Setup.
  3. Click New.
  4. Choose Project Site (not Portfolio Site)
  5. Click Continue
  6. Give your site a title.
  7. Click Continue
  8. Choose the tools that you would like to use in your project site.
  9. Click Continue twice
  10. Click Create Site
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What is Sakai? (link)

Sakai is the LMS (Learning Management System) at Washington and Lee University. The web address is http://sakai.wlu.edu

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How do I reserve a projector and projector screen for a presentation? (link)
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Applies To: Faculty, Staff, Students

Score: 29.5 - Updated: 6/24/2011 2:23:44 PM - Was this helpful?
Why can't I see a Sakai site that I used to be able to see? (link)

Once you've logged into Sakai, click on the More Sites tab. Classes that might have been listed in the tabs across the top previously might show now only under the More Sites tab.

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How do I get a Sharepoint Collaboration site? (link)
There are two ways to get a collaboration site. If you go to https://sharepoint.wlu.edu, you can click on the "Request a Collaboration Site" link. You will be presented with a form that you need to fill out. You should have your site within 24-48 hours.
 
You can also place a request in Web HelpDesk. If you go to webhelpdesk.wlu.edu and sign in, you can create a ticket asking for a site. Please be sure to include the PURPOSE of the site (meeting site for Committee XYZ); the FULL NAME OF THE SITE OWNER (it might be you--the name of the person who will be responsible for maintaining the site); the MEMBERS who will be accessing the site; and finally, what ACCESS RIGHTS those members need (read-only? read, write, add, delete?)
Questions? Please call the Information Desk at x4357 if you need assistance.
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How do I create a link in Ingeniux? (link)
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How do I create new users in MDID? (link)
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How do I create anchor link? (link)
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How to I create a PDF from a Word Document? (link)

1. Open the Word Document.

2. Click on File in the upper Left hand corner.

3. Click on Save As

4. Choose PDF from the Save as type drop down.

5. Name the file and click save.

The PDF will be created in the same folder as the original word document.

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How do I create a PowerPoint 2007 presentation? (link)

After watching this 5 minute video from Microsoft Online, you’ll be creating your first PowerPoint 2007 presentation.

 

Microsoft video

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What kind of page should I create in Ingeniux? (link)
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How do I create an Outlook pst file? (link)
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How do I create and send a New Fax with RightFax? (link)

 

  • Log into RightFax and in the url line of your preferred browser enter go.wlu.edu/fax
  • Make sure "Use Windows Authentication" is checked and Click sign in
  • Click on the "New Fax" link to get to the Create/Edit Document page.
  • Under Primary Information all fields marked with a *red asterisk are required
  • Next to "Name," enter the name of the person or department to which you are sending the fax
  • Next to "Destination Type" use the default choice, “Fax Number,” to send a fax
  • Next to "Destination," type the destination fax number.
    • For on-campus fax numbers, use four digits only.
    • For an off-campus local fax number, dial 9 then the 7 digit number. For example: 95555555.
      • Don’t include hyphens or other non-numeric characters.
    • For an off-campus long distance fax number, dial 9 then 1 and the number. For example: 915555555555.
      • Don’t include hyphens or other non-numeric characters.
  • All other “To” fields are optional – complete as needed.
  • A cover sheet is automatically included in your fax. Type in any notes for the cover sheet in "Cover Sheet Notes".
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Can my course have a web site for the term? (link)

Yes.  Within every course folder on the L: drive, there is a "public_html" folder that is automatically created.  Create your course content there and the URL to the site will be accessible from http://Courses.wlu.edu

Applies To: Faculty

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Something is wrong on our site, who do I contact about correcting it? (link)
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What is a social media or network site? (link)

A website where one connects with those sharing personal or professional interests, place of origin, education at a particular school, etc.

from Dictionary.com

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How do I create a phonemail distribution list? (link)

PhoneMail allow you to send a single message to a list of extensions through the Pesonal Distribution List feature. You are limited to 10 extensions per Distribution List and you may have up to 5 different lists. Use the following instructions to create a Distribution List and to send a message.

Access your PhoneMail box Press 9 (mailbox options) Press 1 (distribution lists) Press 1 (create) (PhoneMail will assign a D-List number) When prompted, enter the extension of the first person you want on the list and press # Repeat previous step for other entries (up to 10) Press # when you complete your entries Hang up

Be sure to write down the number of your distrubtion list along with the extensions included in that list.

To send a Message to a Distribution List(s): Access your PhoneMail box Press 1 (record) When prompted, record your message then press * #. Dial the D-List number and press # Repeat previous step for additional D-Lists Press # when done.

Applies To: Students

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How do I create a personal group in Office365 (students)? (link)
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Applies To: Students

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How do I create a public group in Office365 (students)? (link)
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Applies To: Students

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How do I create a Contact Group from scratch in Outlook? (link)

In the Outlook 2010

In Contacts, on the Home tab, in the New group, click New Contact Group.

In the "Name" box, type in the name of the Distribution List, i.e., "Committee Members".

On the Contact Group tab, in the Members group, click Add Members, and then click From Outlook Contacts, From Address Book or New Email Contact

  1. If you are adding a new email contact, enter the information for the person in the Add New Member dialog box.

If you are adding a member from Outlook Contacts or an Address Book, do the following:

  1. In the Address Book drop-down list, click the address book that contains the email addresses that you want to include in your Contact Group.
  2. In the list of names, click the names that you want, and then click Members. You can add names from different address books to the same Contact Group.
  1. Do this for each person whom you want to add to the Contact Group, and then click OK
  2. Click Save & Close in the top left.

The Contact Group is saved in your Contacts folder under the name that you give it.

 

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How do I connect my Macintosh computer to a TV, VCR or a projector? (link)

Mac Basics: Ports and connectors

This page: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH3672?viewlocale=en_US has information that will help you identify your video ports on your Macintosh.

For more information about your ports and connectors on your Macintosh, click on this link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2494?viewlocale=en_US

 

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How do I create a signature for my e-mail using the Outlook 2010 client? (link)
  1. In Outlook, click on File > Options > Mail.
  2. Click on Signatures.
  3. Click the New button.
  4. Type a name for your signature and click on OK.
  5. In Choose Default Signature:
  6. Select e-mail signature.
  7. Select if you want your signature added to New messages.
  8. Select if you want your signature added to Replies/Forwards.
  9. In Edit Signature, you have serveral options:  Type your signature, insert a picture, insert your business card, or add an hyperlink.
  10. Click on OK to return to your Mail.

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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Why are some files unavailable in my personal web site? (link)

If you right click on the files that do not work and look at the Security tab under Properties, the read permissions for the WWW user are missing.  This is the account that the web servers use to read the data.  Missing rights is usually caused by moving files between folders of differing security settings.  Within a volume, the file server does not recalculate rights on a move.  These files may have been dragged from elsewhere in the H: drive, and therefore did not receive the read permissions required.  The easiest way to prevent this is to use copy/paste instead of drag or move, since rights are always re-calculated when a file is created. 

 

To fix the existing files: 

1.       right click on the public_html folder

2.       select properties

3.       select security

4.       select advanced

5.       check the box “Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects”

6.       select OK

7.       select OK

 

This will force all the rights in the public_html folder to be recalculated.

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How do I create and print an envelope in Word 2007? (link)

To Create an envelope:

From the Ribbon, select the Mailings tab.
In the Create section, select the Envelopes button.
Under the Envelopes tab, enter the information for the Delivery address.
Enter the information for the Return adress if necessary.
Click Print to print your envelope.

Print will send your envelope to your default printer.
If you have a laser jet the bypass tray will have a diagram of how to place your envelope.
If you have a BizHub the envelope is loaded in the bypass tray with the side to be printed on facing down and the top towards you.

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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How do I create a web page in iWeb '11? (link)

Apple has great tutorials on their site.  Please click here to find out more about iWeb.

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How do I create or update a job ticket in WebHelpDesk via email? (link)

Technology work request tickets can be created simply by emailing your request to helpdesk@wlu.edu from a W&L email address. Your request will automatically be turned into a request ticket, and you will be sent a ticket confirmation.

You can reply to that email to update the job with further details, or simply send a new email to helpdesk@wlu.edu with the subject line Ticket your ticket number . (E.g. Ticket 12345) and your update in the body of the email.

Applies To: Faculty, Staff, Students

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How do I create and send a New Fax with RightFax to an international number? (link)
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How to Create a PaperCut Scheduled Report for Monthly Detail. (link)
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How do I create Distribution Lists from an e-mail I've sent or received? (link)

There's not a direct way from the file menu, but you can do the following to save that group as a distribution list:

 

1. In the e-mail message you want to copy the names from, highlight the names in the To or Cc box.

2. Right-click and select Copy.

 

3. On the File menu, click on the down arrow next to NEW, and then select Distribution List.

 

4.  In the "Name" box, type a name for the distribution list.

 

5. Click "Select Members".

 

6. In the Members field, right-click, choose "Paste" and then OK. 

7. Click the "Save and Close" button to create the distribution list.

 

The first time you send to the distribution list, you will have to click CTRL + K, or the "Check Names" button to make the name of the list auto-complete.

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How do I export a test or evaluation in Sakai from one course and import it to another? (link)

There are three ways to move a quiz from one Sakai site to another. Here are the three methods:

Method #1

 

  1. Activate the Tests & Quizzes tool in the destination Sakai site.
    (Site Info > Edit Tools > check the box next to "Tests & Quizzes" > Continue > Finish.)
  2. In the old site, go into Tests & Quizzes.
  3. Below the title of the test you want to export, click on the link that says "Export".
  4. In the next screen, make sure that Content Packaging is selected.
  5. Click the Export button.
  6. Click Download.
  7. A browser window will open up with a page full of xml code. Don't worry, that's supposed to happen.
  8. In that window, go to File>Save As and save the file to your desktop. It should be named "exportAssessment.xml" That's fine, no need to change the title unless you want to add, "exportAssessmentChem106.xml" for example.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Go into the destination course.
  11. Tests & Quizzes > Assessments
  12. Click on the Import button
  13. Browse to the exportAssessment.xml file and click Open.
  14. Click Import. Depending on the size of the file, this might take a minute.
  15.  You should now see the imported test listed under Assessments.

 

Method #2 (this method will bring in ALL Tests and Quizzes from an old site)

  1. Activate the Tests & Quizzes tool in the destination Sakai site.
    (Site Info > Edit Tools > check the box next to "Tests & Quizzes" > Continue > Finish.)
  2. In the destination site, go to Site Info > Click on Import from Site > Select "I want to merge my data"
  3. Select the old course that has the test, quiz or survey you want to copy.
  4. Check the box next to Tests & Quizzes.
  5. Click on Import > Finish > Continue
  6. Click on Tests & Quizzes in the left side menu to verify that the test, quiz or survey was merged into the site.

Method #3 (This method creates a question pool that you can access in any of your course sites.)

  1. In the course site that has the assessment you want to copy, go to Tests & Quizzes.
  2. Click on Question Pools
  3. Choose Add New Pool.
  4. Fill in the Pool Name field and Save
  5. Click on Assessments.
  6. Click on the name of the Assessment that has the questions you want. You should now see the contents of the assessment.
  7. For each part in the assessment, on the right-side menu, click on Copy to Pool.
  8. Click on the name of the pool you created for these questions.
  9. Now, in the destination site, Create a new assessment. (Tests & Quizzes > Assessments > Fill in the Title field, and click on Create.)
  10. In the Add Question drop-down box, select Copy from Question Pool.
  11. Click on the name of the pool that has the questions you want.
  12. Check the Copy? checkbox on the right side for every question you want to copy to the new assessment.
  13. Click Copy at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Applies To: Faculty

Score: 4.3 - Updated: 8/30/2012 11:34:25 AM - Was this helpful?
How do I add W&L staff, faculty or students to a SharePoint site? (link)
  1. One of the site owners needs to log into the SharePoint site (Members and Visitors cannot do this.)
  2. Site Actions > Site Permissions
  3. Select the name of the group to which you want to add the person.
  4. Click New in the light gray bar above the list of current group members.
  5. Type in or browse the address book for the username.
  6. By default, the box is checked for the added person to receive an email with a link to the site. You can also add a personal message if you'd like.
  7. Click OK.

 

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How can I show a file directory listing in a folder on my web site? (link)

Open the folder in which you wish to enable file listing.  Create a file named "access.www".  Open that file in notepad or wordpad and paste in the following text and then save:

                        Options +Indexes

                        IndexIgnore *.www

                        IndexOptions FancyIndexing

                        IndexOptions FoldersFirst

                        IndexOptions IgnoreCase

                        IndexOptions NameWidth=*

                        IndexOptions ShowForbidden

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How do I create Contact Lists from an Excel chart or received e-mail? (link)

Create a distribution list by copying names from an Excel chart or received e-mail message.   
  
1.If using Excel copy the column.
2.In the message that you want to copy the names from, select the names in the To or Cc box. 
3.Right-click your selection, and then click Copy on the shortcut menu.
4.In Contacts on the Home ribbon New - Click New Contact Group and Name it.
5.On the Contact Group ribbon Members - Click Add Members and select from Outlook Contacts.
6.At the bottom of the Select Members dialog box, in the Members box, right-click and then click Paste on the shortcut menu. 

Note   A member does not need to be in your Address Book in order to be added to the distribution list. The member's name and e-mail address will be included when you copy and paste from the original e-mail message.

7.Click OK.
8.Click Save & Close.

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Where can a student look for a lost file opened from Sakai? (lost file,attachment) (link)

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Go up to the gear menu in the upper right and select "Internet Options".

3. On the first page, you'll see a subheading named "Browsing history" and two buttons--hit "Settings".

4. In the new window that pops up, select "View Files" and a file window will open up. There, you can sort by name or size or type (although the name will likely be meaningless, just look for a file of the right type that was edited at or near the right time.

5. DO NOT double-click the file--it will try to open it up from the web, not where you saved it, and may corrupt what you have saved. Select the right file or files, and copy them to the desktop (either drag-and-drop or Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V). There you can open it and resave it properly with the right name.

Applies To: Students

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How do I create a Contact Group by copying names from an email message in Outlook? (link)
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Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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How do I create a Contact Group with new names in the Address Book in Outlook? (link)
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Applies To: Faculty, Staff

Score: 3.0 - Updated: 11/13/2014 11:43:33 AM - Was this helpful?
How do I configure Firefox not to require my username and password for every W&L site I access after I've already entered it one time? (link)
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I create an e-mail with the delay delivery option and get an error (unsent messages in your Outbox...) when closing e-mail for the night. What do I do? (link)

In Outlook 2007 and domain computers, there is a group policy object in place that prevents caching mode.  If a computer is NOT in the domain OR is using Outlook 2010, then that policy does not apply, and by default, cached mode gets turned on. 

 

To turn it off, go to File, Account Settings, Account Settings.  Select her name, hit change.  “Use cached exchange mode” should be unchecked.

Restart Outlook

Score: 2.5 - Updated: 6/13/2011 1:27:59 PM - Was this helpful?
How do users(staff) speed up managing files using “Open in Explorer” in their SharePoint site through Windows standard interface? (link)
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Score: 2.5 - Updated: 12/11/2012 10:31:40 AM - Was this helpful?
Inking in PowerPoint 2007's Presenter View to Display Results on the Projector (Problem: How to stop slides from advancing when inking during a presentation) (link)

On PowerPoint 2007, Presenter View is an option under the Slide Show menu. Check the "Use Presenter View" box to enable it.

Presenter View expects your computer to be connected to a projector (or external monitor) where the projector is enabled as an extended desktop. This mode doesn't work if the external display mirrors the laptop display. When giving a presentation, the laptop/tablet's screen shows a small window of the slide content, navigation controls, and notes. The external or projected screen shows the full slide without the notes or navigation.

Enabled in PowerPoint 2007 is a button to ink on the current slide and have the results displayed on the external projector. However, when I tried this it kept advancing to the next slide after inking a stroke. I finally figured out how to work around this problem - select all the slides under "Animations", and disable "On Mouse Click" under "Advance Slide." Of course you can no longer click to advance, but that's not relevant when you have the navigation controls of Presenter View. One other hint: I have to click "apply to all slides" after unchecking "advance on mouse click" in order to get it to stop.

Unfortunately, Presenter View doesn't show mouse movements, so I would have to actually highlight the thing I'm referring to or draw a line to it or something.

Article:
http://www.math.uaa.alaska.edu/~afkjm/techteach/?q=node/38

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When off campus, why can't I log into a W&L application web site (like SharePoint) using Internet Explorer? (link)

If one takes a W&L laptop that is in the W&L AD domain off campus and then attaches to a site that is in the IE 'Local Intranet' security zone, the laptop attempts to do pass-through integrated windows login.  However, this requires that the computer has direct access to an AD domain controller, which is blocked in the firewall.  Unfortunately, IE does not gracefully fall back to a username and password prompt in this case.

 

To configure IE to always prompt for a username and password:

1.       Open Internet Explorer

2.       Select “Tools”

3.       Select “Internet Options”

4.       Select “Security”

5.       Select “Local  intranet”

6.       Select “Custom level…”

7.       Scroll all the way to the last option and select “Prompt for user name and password”

8.       Select “OK” to exit both dialog windows

 

To re-configure IE once you are back on campus, follow the same procedure, but in step 7, select “Automatic logon only in Intranet zone”

Score: 2.1 - Updated: 2/28/2011 11:07:37 AM - Was this helpful?
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