Sakai Course Site Creation

Instructors create their course sites in Sakai. To create your site opens in new window, your departmental course scheduler must list you in ConnectCarolina opens in new window as one of the following:

  • Primary Instructor
  • Secondary Instructor
  • Proxy
  • Dean's Designate

NOTE: Teaching Assistants in ConnectCarolina cannot create course sites in Sakai.

University Registrar course rosters are typically available in Sakai according to the following schedule. Please note these are subject to change.

Term Expected Time Frame
Fall 2nd week of May
Spring 2nd week of October
Summer     2nd week of March

If you need a Sakai site for a non-Registrar course or a different project opens in new window, please submit a help request opens in new window.

Unpublishing Sakai Course Sites

University Registrar courses are unpublished after the term has ended to remove student access. Excluding Continuing Education courses, course sites will automatically be unpublished from the following schools:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Government
  • School of Information and Library Science
  • School of Media and Journalism
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health

Course sites are typically unpublished according to the following schedule. Please note these are subject to change.

Term Expected Time Frame
Fall 1st week of February
Spring Last week of May
Summer     2nd week of September

Instructors can easily republish their sites opens in new window by clicking on the "Publish Now" button or through Site Info > Manage Access.

publish unpublished site now button


Sakai Course Site Retention Schedule

Information Technology Services (ITS) retains course site content published in Sakai for four (4) years after the end of the academic term it was published.



  • HIPAA opens in new window: Storage of Protected Health Information (PHI) in Sakai is not permitted.
  • FERPA opens in new window: Sakai's Assignments, Drop Box, Gradebook, PostEm, and Tests & Quizzes tools are designed to share FERPA-protected information privately between instructors and individual students.


University Policies


Honor System

All students must refrain from lying, cheating, and stealing as well as from engaging in conduct that significantly impairs the welfare or educational opportunities of others in the university community. This includes refraining from all forms of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism. Your full participation and observance of the Honor Code downloads document is expected at all times.

Please consult the following if you have any questions about your responsibilities under the Honor Code:


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