Adding content to the Worksite Information box

Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

The Worksite Information box is located on a site's home page in the column next to the menubar. You can display either a web page or text in the box. Depending on the kind of content you want to provide, follow the appropriate instructions below.

Redirect to a web page

To make a web page appear in the Worksite Information box:

  1. Select a course site or project site.

  2. If the site's home page is not already open, click Home in the menubar.

  3. In the Worksite Information box, click Options.

    Note: Because the title of the Worksite Information box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Worksite Information" on your site. The box, however, will always be located on your site's home page just beside the menubar.

  4. In the "Title" field, enter a title for your Worksite Information box, or keep the default or current title.

  5. Use the "Frame Height" drop-down list to set the height for your Worksite Information box.

    Note: Most web pages display better in a taller box (600 or more pixels).

  6. Under "Site Info URL", type the URL (you may omit the http:// prefix).

  7. Click Update Options.

    Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Worksite Information.

Add a text description

To add a text description:

  1. Select the course or project site.

  2. If the site's home page is not already open, click Home in the menubar.

  3. In the Worksite Information box, click Options.

    Note: Because the title of the Worksite Information box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Worksite Information" on your site. The box, however, will always be located on your site's home page just beside the menubar.

  4. In the "Title" field, enter a title for your Worksite Information box, or keep the default or current title.

  5. Use the "Frame height" drop-down list to set the height for your Worksite Information box.

  6. Under "Description", use the embedded WYSIWYG editor to create and format the text you wish to display.

  7. Click Update Options.

    Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Worksite Information.

Redirect to an existing Resources file

To display an HTML file you have created and uploaded to the Resources tool:

  1. Depending on where you uploaded the file, select either the course or project site or My Workspace.
    Note: If you link to a My Workspace file, be sure to make the file public. By default, you are the only person who is able to view My Workspace files. If you link to a Resources file, you will need to recreate the link each time you import Resources into a new course site. For more information, please refer to the Overview of File Storage in Sakai.

  2. Click Resources to view the Resources list.

  3. Copy the URL of the HTML file by right-clicking the file's name and then selecting your browser's Copy Shortcut, Copy Link Location, or Copy Link to Clipboard feature. (Alternatively, you can click the file's name to open it in a new browser window and then copy the URL from your browser's address box.)

  4. If you are not already in the course or project site in which you want to display the HTML file, select it.

  5. If the site's home page is not already open, click Home in the menubar.

  6. In the Worksite Information box, click Options.

    Note: Because the title of the Worksite Information box is customizable, the box may be titled something other than "Worksite Information" on your site. The box, however, will always be located on your site's home page just beside the menubar.

  7. Paste the URL into the "Site Info URL" field.

  8. Click Update Options.

    Note: You may need to refresh your browser to view your new Worksite Information.