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Using Sakai 2.8 Syllabus, how do I display a web page, PDF, or Word file?

Note: To complete these procedures, 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.

You can direct your site's syllabus to an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file that you've uploaded to Resources, or to an external URL. To redirect your syllabus, follow the appropriate instructions below.

Note: If you don't see the Syllabus tool on your site's menubar, add it before following the instructions below. See Adding, removing, reordering, renaming, or hiding tools.

Display an external URL

Note: Recent versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer may block some links to external web sites and embedded content, such as videos. For more, see .

To display an external URL, such as a web page on your department's server:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Syllabus.

  2. Click Create/Edit, and then Redirect.

  3. In the "URL" field, type the URL for the page you wish to display as your syllabus.

  4. Click Save.

Display an HTML, PDF, or Word file

To display an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file:

  1. Upload your file to your site's Resources; see Working with files in Resources.

  2. After uploading your file, if you're not already in the Resources tool, in the menubar, click Resources.

  3. To get your file's URL, right-click (for Mac OS X, Ctrl-click) the filename and select the copy command for your browser (e.g., for Internet Explorer, select Copy Shortcut; for Firefox, select Copy Link Location).

  4. In the menubar, click Syllabus.

  5. Click Create/Edit, and then Redirect.

  6. In the "URL" field, paste your URL (for Windows, Ctrl-v; for Mac OS X, Command-v).

  7. Click Save.
Last modified on April 07, 2014.