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How do I link my Sakai course to the webtext?
How do I link my Sakai course to the webtext?

Instructor directions for linking your Sakai course to the Soomo webtext

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To get started linking your course in Sakai to the Soomo webtext, follow the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact our LMS specialist at

Connect your webtext to the course

Log in to Sakai and access your course. From your course page, click the Site Info tab in the left-hand menu and then click the Manage Tools tab at the top of the screen.

A course page in Sakai with the Site Info option in the left menu highlighted and an arrow to the Manage Tools tab

At the bottom of the page, click the External Tools tab and then select the Soomo Webtext Tool. Click the checkbox next to it and then click Continue.

A Manage Tools page showing the Soomo webtext option checked and an arrow to the Continue button

Click Finish to confirm adding the Soomo Webtext Tool to your course.

The site tools edits page with an arrow to the Finish button

Create assignment link

Navigate to the Assignments item in the left-hand menu and click the Add tab at the top. Enter the title you would like for the webtext—we suggest “Soomo Webtext.” Next, add the assignment instructions—we suggest “Access your webtext here.”

An Add New Assignment page highlighting the assignment Title, “Soomo Webtext,” and the instructions, “Access your webtext here”

Set the Open Date for the beginning of the term and the Due Date and Accept Until Date for the end of the term.

Scroll down to the Submission Type and select External Tool, check the Load this tool in a new tab box, and click the Select External Tool button.

An assignments page showing the External Tool and “Load this tool in a new tab” options selected and the Select External Tool button highlighted

You may need to select the Soomo Webtext Tool depending on your course’s configuration.

The Select External Tool dialog showing course options

Depending on how the webtext you’re using will be delivered, you’ll see either a list of webtexts to choose from or a list of custom courses that Soomo has prepared for you. Select the course you’d like to link to and then confirm your selection.

The Select External Tool dialog showing available course options

If you see a message pop up asking if you’d like to change the assignment title to Soomo Webtext, click OK.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and uncheck Grade this assignment so your grade items will be created separately from this assignment. Click Post to complete the assignment creation.

An assignment page showing the “Grade this assignment” option unchecked and an arrow to the Post button

There will now be a link to the webtext in the left-hand menu of your course as well as in the assignment you created. Both you and your students will be able to access the webtext via these links.

A Sakai Assignments page showing the new Soomo Webtext link in both the Assignments list and the left-hand menu

You’re all set! Happy linking!

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