[Deploying Sakai] Announcements on Gateway

Sri Kota srini07 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 09:39:56 PDT 2010

I appreciate your response. I have been trying various values for "channel"
with no luck. I am sort of guessing the value based on what I see for the
motd tool.

/announcement/channel/<siteid>/main : does not work.
/announcement/channel/<siteid>/annc2: what is annc2 here? It's obviously not
the siteid, then what is it? Is it the toolid? I have tried the toolid and
it does not work.

Any documentation on how to set channel values?


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM, John Leasia <jleasia at umich.edu> wrote:

>  Sri,
> 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 think
> /announcement/channel/<siteid>/main
> but you could type something in there different - like
> /announcement/channel/<siteid>/annc2
> 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.
> John
> 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

- Sri
Sarvē Janā Sukhinō Bhavantu
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