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Centre for Teaching and Learning

University of Limerick 03/02/2012

Sulis HELP
For more information, training, pedagogical support and documentation, please email the
Teaching Innovation and Enhancement Advisor at the CTL (angelica.risquez@ul.ie)
For technical issues, please log a call with ITD Service Desk (http://inside/itdservicedesk/).
NEWS: Now Sulis is integrated with Turnitin! For more information, see
http://www.ul.ie/ctl/turnitin-plagiarism-prevention-software

To watch videos, you may have to download Flash Player http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/1

Note the some of the videos was created and copyrighted by Indiana University (IU) and is used here by permission. IU uses
a version of Sakai that they have customized and have named Oncourse. The process of grading an assignment is the same
as in Sulis.
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Contents

INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................... 3
ABOUT SULIS .................................................................................................................................... 3
QUICK START .................................................................................................................................... 3
FAQs ................................................................................................................................................... 3
USER GUIDE ...................................................................................................................................... 3
ADMINISTRATION ................................................................................................................................... 3
GENERAL INFORMATION ................................................................................................................. 3
MEMBERSHIP .................................................................................................................................... 4
PREFERENCES .................................................................................................................................. 4
PROFILE ............................................................................................................................................. 4
SECTIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 4
SITE EDITOR ...................................................................................................................................... 4
SITE STATISTICS ............................................................................................................................... 4
COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION........................................................................................... 4
ANNOUNCEMENTS............................................................................................................................ 4
BLOGGER........................................................................................................................................... 4
BLOGS ................................................................................................................................................ 4
CALENDAR ......................................................................................................................................... 5
CHAT ROOM ....................................................................................................................................... 5
DISCUSSION FORUM ........................................................................................................................ 5
EMAIL ARCHIVE................................................................................................................................. 5
FORUMS ............................................................................................................................................. 5
MAILTOOL .......................................................................................................................................... 6
MESSAGES ........................................................................................................................................ 6
WIKI ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
POLLS ................................................................................................................................................. 6
CREATING AND DELIVERING CONTENT .............................................................................................. 6
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................. 6
DROP BOX.......................................................................................................................................... 6
LESSONS............................................................................................................................................ 7
NEWS .................................................................................................................................................. 7
PODCAST ........................................................................................................................................... 7
RESOURCES ...................................................................................................................................... 7
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK ............................................................................................................ 8
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................. 8
ASSIGNMENTS................................................................................................................................... 8
FEEDBACK TOOL .............................................................................................................................. 9
GRADEBOOK ..................................................................................................................................... 9
GRADEBOOK 2 (Excel) ..................................................................................................................... 9
TEST AND QUIZZES ........................................................................................................................ 10

INTRODUCTION
Introduction to Sulis

ABOUT SULIS
Snapshot of usage and evaluation

Quick start guide for instructors

QUICK START
Getting started - Students

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

USER GUIDE

Complete user guide

ADMINISTRATION
Working with Quicklinks

Customizing Tabs

Working with the WYSIWYG editor


Using the new link feature in the WYSIWYG (rich text)
editor

GENERAL INFORMATION

Making announcements, resources, and syllabus


items available to the general public
Searching for Publicly Available Information

Viewing your site as a student (CLE 2.7 and later)

What was new in version 2.7?

MEMBERSHIP

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

PREFERENCES
Changing your email notification preferences2

PROFILE

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

SECTIONS

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

SITE EDITOR
Creating a new site (not needed for module sites)

SITE STATISTICS

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION


See corresponding section in Complete user guide

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Posting an announcement to a group3

BLOGGER

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

BLOGS

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

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3

See note 1
See note 1

CALENDAR

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

CHAT ROOM
Creating Additional Chat Rooms

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

Setting up discussion forums for particular groups

DISCUSSION FORUM

For students: How to post a new topic and reply to a


message
Receiving email notifications from the Discussion
Forums tool
More notification options for the Discussion Forums
tool
Setting up grading in the Discussion Forums tool

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

EMAIL ARCHIVE

Changing Your Site's Email Alias

Sending an email to a site's Email Archive address

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

FORUMS

It is recommended that you use the Discussion Forums


tool instead of Forums

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

MAILTOOL
Using mailtool

MESSAGES

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

Adding and Editing Wiki Pages 4

WIKI

Adding Links to a Wiki Page5

Adding an Image to a Wiki Page 6

Viewing History of a Wiki Page7

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

POLLS
Using the polls tool

CREATING AND DELIVERING CONTENT


INTRODUCTION

Creating and hosting learning objects in Sulis

DROP BOX

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

See note 1
See note 1
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See note 1
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See note 1
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LESSONS

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

NEWS

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

Recording a podcast

PODCAST

Using the podcast tool

Subscribing to a podcast using iTunes8

Recording a podcast9

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

Uploading a URL link as a resource

Creating and hosting learning objects in Sulis

RESOURCES

Giving public access to resources

Enable group collaboration in Resources

Adding a file to resources10

Adding a citation list and citations

See note 1
See note 1
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See note 1
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Reordering items in Resources11


Setting up WebDav in Windows XP
This can be used for uploading material produced with a
content authoring tool (e.g. Audacity, Softchalk) or from a
publisher (e.g. Epigeum)
Using BitKinex for a WebDAV connection
You can use BitKinex as an alternative to Windows for
connecting your computer to Sulis via WebDAV in the
Resources tool. For general information on setting up a
WebDAV client on your computer, select the Resources
tool and click on Upload-Download Multiple Resources in
the menu bar.
Upload-download multiple files in Windows 7

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

SYLLABUS

Adding an attachment to the syllabus


Redirecting the syllabus tool to point to a word file in
Resources12

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

WEB CONTENT

Using the Web Content Tool To Link to Content


in Resources
How can I upload publisher content into the CLE?

ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK


INTRODUCTION

Managing feedback efficiently in Sulis

ASSIGNMENTS

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

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See note 1
See note 1

Student guide

Grading an assignment13

Downloading multiple student assignments

Posting an Assignment

Communicating with students about assignments

Downloading Assignment Grades to a Spreadsheet

Submitting an assignment (for students)

Viewing Assignment Grades (for students)

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

Example feedback file

FEEDBACK TOOL
Format CVS file (also applicable to Gradebook tool)
Format CVS file with combined ID lengths (also
applicable to Gradebook tool)

GRADEBOOK

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

GRADEBOOK 2 (Excel)

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

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See note 1

Complete video on how to use Gradebook 2

See corresponding section in Complete user guide

Student guide

Creating a Quiz with Quick Create/Markup

TEST AND QUIZZES


Choosing Settings and Publishing an Assessment

Creating and adding to question pools

Creating a Random-Draw Part for an Assessment

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