Access Sakai as an Instructor

Instructors are required to set up the course sites for their classes each semester.

In order to create your course site in Sakai, your departmental course scheduler* must list you in ConnectCarolina as one of the following:

  • Primary Instructor
  • Secondary Instructor
  • Proxy Instructor
  • Dean’s Designate

NOTE: It may take up to 24 hours for your roster to appear in Sakai after being designated as one of the roles above in ConnectCarolina.

*For SOE courses, the SOE registrar in Student Services carries out these duties. If you believe you are not listed as one of the required roles for a course, contact the SOE registrar for assistance.

Creating Your Course Site

The following is an abbreviated listing of the steps for creating a course site. For a comprehensive set of instructions see Creating Your Course Site.

Log in to Sakai and go to Home > Worksite Setup OR click on Sites > Create New Site. Then follow these steps:

  1. Click New
  2. Select Course Site
  3. Select Academic Term and Continue
  4. Check course roster you want to create and Continue (Check only 1 roster if you want separate course sites for each course)
  5. Edit Home Description (or later) and Continue
  6. Check tools you want to use and Continue — you can add/remove later, if you choose.
  7. Select Leave as Draft and Continue — remember to publish site when ready
  8. Finish

You can choose to reuse old course material in Step #6 or use the Import from Site feature after your site has been created. See how to duplicate content between courses.

Once your site has been created, favorite your site and have it appear at the top of your Sakai home screen.

Web Resources

Using Sakai (from

Sakai 20 User Guide

Sakai: Getting Started

Sakai: SOE Template