[Deploying Sakai] Announcements on Gateway

John Leasia jleasia at umich.edu
Fri Mar 26 05:00:41 PDT 2010

The Announcement tool has a property - channel - that can be set to 
something other than the default, so that you could have a 2nd 
announcement tool in a site with its own set of announcements. The 
property is accessed via the Admin Sites tool - edit the site (search 
for its siteid), edit pages, then edit the tool and a list of tool 
property fields is shown. Blank is the default for the site, which is I 

but you could type something in there different - like

You could add (via Admin Site tool - isn't possible through the UI to 
add a 2nd announcement tool) a 2nd Annc tool and put in a different 
channel and call the tool 'Really Important Announcements' or whatever.

I'd think you could add a sakai.motd tool to the gateway, and change 
it's channel to display the channel of the 2nd annc tool in whatever 
site you want. Might be that the 2nd announcement tool announcements 
need to be public - not sure.


Sri Kota wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> I am trying to get my site Announcements onto the Gateway with no luck.
> I created sakai.announcements , but can't get the announcements fed 
> in. I'm more or less sure that this is because of the "channel" value. 
> Does anyone know what value "channel" should take?
> Eg.: For MOTD, the value is: /announcement/channel/!site/motd . 
> Simillarly, what is the channel value for announcements? In general, 
> where do I look-up these values?
> Is there something else I am missing?
> P.S.: I do have "Public" announcements in one of my sites.
> Thanks for looking,
> -Sri
> -- 
> - Sri
> Sarvē Janā Sukhinō Bhavantu
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