Scholar Resources

Scholar is Virginia Tech’s customized installation of the Sakai content management system. The following resources can help you as you use the system for your classes:

Online Help for Scholar
The documentation that is available in Scholar from the Help link in the sidebar.

Instructor’s Checklist
Step-by-step instructions on how to set up a new class in Scholar.

Handouts and Guides from NLI Training Sessions
PDFs from all the training courses. You can find resources for all the tools you are likely to use in the software with step-by-step instructions on how to set up and use the features.

NLI Courses on Scholar
Courses on using Scholar as well as facilitated lab sessions. One-on-one consulting is also available.

Teach Yourself Scholar Course
Step-by-step lessons in a self-paced course on Scholar. Follow these steps to sign up for the course:

  1. Log into Scholar
  2. From the menu bar in My Workspace, click Membership.
  3. Click Joinable Sites to see a list of all the available sites you have not joined.
  4. In the Search box, type Teach Yourself Scholar and click Search.
  5. Click Join when you find the site.


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