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Sakai: Restricting Forum access to specific groups

Posted at 1:06 p.m. Oct. 6, 2014, by in Communication, Sakai

Sakai: Restricting Forum access to specific groups

You may want to assign discussion topics (using the Forums tool) to specific groups of students, or allow access to certain discussion areas to specific groups of students. First, you’ll need to create the group(s) that you’d like to have access to the discussion topic; then, you can adjust the discussion topic settings.

  • log into Sakai with your Rutgers NetID and password at http://sakai.rutgers.edu
  • click on the course tab across the top

Create student group

  1. click the Site Info tool on the left
  2. click the “Manage Groups” button along the top
  3. click the “Create New Group” button at the top
  4. give the new student group a Title
  5. select the student(s) who required extended time from the “Site Member List” and click the “>” arrow to move the student(s) into the “Group Member List”
  6. When “Group Member List” includes all students required extended time, click the “Add” button at the bottom of the page

Restricting the discussion topic to a specific group

  1. navigate to the “Forums” tool in your Sakai site, on the left
  2. click “Topic Settings” link to the right of your discussion topic title
  3. scroll down to the bottom of the page (under the gray bar “Permissions”)
  4. using the drop down menu to the right of “Student,” change Permission Level to “None”
  5. using the drop down menu to the right of the group title you’ve just created, change Permission Level to “Contributor”
  6. click “Save.”
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