-If you are unable to see the current term's courses in the black bar across the top of your screen, click on the Sites icon (3 boxes high by 3 boxes wide) to the right of your screen to open the Preferences window. Click the star (changes to yellow) to the left of courses you would like to see across the top. Click the X at the top right of the preferences window then reload the page (click on HOME in left menu) to see your changes.
-If you do not see Spring 2017 when clicking on the Sites icon, click on the Preferences tool on the left side of your screen. Select the Sites tab across the top (bottom on some mobile devices). Click on Spring 2017 to remove the check mark beside Spring 2017. Update preferences and return to My Workspace. Follow the instructions above to mark your Spring 2017 courses as favorites.
A Sakai 11 User Guide (information from HELP) is available online.
Thank you - WLU Sakai Admin
Office of E-Learning/Distance Education webpage - http://www.westliberty.edu/distance-education/
Getting logged into Sakai
The login location is located in the upper right corner of the page.
Your username/login is your nine (9) character WLU WINS ID# (if it starts with an @ make sure you include that as the first of the nine characters)
Your initial password (until you change it) is your six (6) digit date of birth as mmddyy.
REMINDER: Your password for SAKAI, WLU EMAIL, and WINS are in three separate systems. Changing one does NOT change the others .
If you need help with logging in, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304 336-8432.
NOTE: There are some technical issues with Firefox and some features in the current version of Sakai. If you encounter difficulties try the following: 1) Log out, restart the computer and log back into Sakai or 2) Switch to a different web browser.
For courses you may need to work with a variety of files. The links below provide access to free resources you may need or want to use.
word processor such as Microsoft Office/Word or a similar open source product such as LibreOffice (see link on left side) or Open Office (Open Office -use the top link to download. This is similar to Microsoft Office)
pdf reader ( Acrobat Reader XI is used to open .pdf files)
Please contact the Office of E-Learning
172 Main Hall on West Liberty Campus
WLU is authorized to enroll out of state students into online courses and programs in accordance with our State Authorizations. We are a part of the National Council for Sate Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Use the information on the NC-SARA webpage to determine if your state is included. In addition to those listed, WLU is authorized for Pennsylvania. However, if you are seeking work in an area leading to licensure in your state, your ability to seek licensure with out-of-state online courses should be determined prior to enrollment.
Add/Drops are processed at noon and 8:00 PM each day.
Courses added during the normal work day will appear later that evening.
Remember to check " SITES" if you don't see a course site you expect.
NOTE: Sakai system updates occur around 3am each Sunday morning. Please be aware that the system reboots and you may lose your connection for a couple minutes.
You may drop an online course by doing the following:
1) Please send an email to that instructor via his/her WLU email. You may find that information in the course syllabus or at http://westliberty.edu/directory
2) Also cc: Cheryl Mielke - email@example.com for the email. Cheryl will process the drop but the faculty member MUST be included/notified.
3) In the email include your full name and your WLU ID ( @000....etc)
4) State the fact you wish to drop the ONLINE course, ABC-123-00 fall 2016 -- or -- whatever, effective today.
IMPORTANT: Students, do you need to submit a concern/complaint about an online course? Please make your first contact with the instructor. If you need more assistance, please use our online form to let the Office of E-Learning hear what's on your mind!
Federal law (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and amendments) is in effect to insure the security and confidentiality of information used in our operations. Thus, security and confidentiality are matters for concern of all faculty, staff, and associates within West Liberty University who have access to our data systems or physical facilities. Each person working in WLU offices which house or access student information holds a position of trust relative to this information and must recognize the responsibilities in preserving the security and confidentiality of this information.
Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by Accessibility Support Services. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, I must receive written verification of eligibility from Accessibility Support Services which is located in the Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) in Main Hall 147 or by contacting 304.336.8018. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact the office and to follow through with the established procedures for academic accommodations.
Bridgette Dawson, Director: Contact for Disability services
OFFICE LOCATION: Main Hall, East Wing, Room 140
Lisa Witzberger, Counselor
OFFICE LOCATION: Main Hall, East Wing, Room 138
Diana Harto, Chief Human Resources Officer & Title IX Coordinator
OFFICE LOCATION: Shaw Hall 319 CUB
Users needing additional accommodation for the learning management system should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss needs. Accessibility Information for Sakai -for additional information or assistance, please contact the Office of E-Learning (x8432 or email@example.com)
Course materials may be protected by copyright. United States copyright law and West Liberty University policy prohibit unauthorized use, duplication, or retransmission of course materials. See http://www.copyright.gov/title17. By accessing course sites within Sakai, instructors and students agree to abide by copyright laws and the West Liberty University Acceptable Use Policy. This material is only for the use of students enrolled in the specific course(s). Protected materials on this site may not be retained on the user’s computer or other electronic storage device for longer than the duration of the specific class for which they are assigned, nor further disseminated by the user to any other persons.
Appropriate Computer Use Policy (scroll about halfway down the page that opens)