[Deploying Sakai] Announcements on Gateway
jleasia at umich.edu
Fri Mar 26 13:06:38 PDT 2010
I also tried adding a 2nd announcement tool to the admin site (the first
is on the page named MOTD), and called it motd2, and gave it a channel of
and then on the gateway added a 2nd sakai.motd tool (not an announcement
tool) and called its page motd2, and set its channel to the same as above.
That worked too - the motd tool displays announcements with less UI so
it looks cleaner.
Or you could add a web content tool pointed to a file somewhere.
John Leasia wrote:
> well then you'd need to add the announcement tool to the gateway site,
> and set it's channel to the channel of the Announcement tool you're
> using, and
> add the .anon role to the site where the announcement tool is, and
> give the .anon role annc.read permission,
> and give the .anon role .read permission on the !gateway site.
> Adding a role for a site is done using the Admin realms tool, and once
> added, you can set the permissions with the realms tool or go to the
> tool and click the permission link.
> I did that for http://qa8-us.sakaiproject.org/ as an example
> Sri Kota wrote:
>> I am working with 2.6.2 as well. I am convinced we are not talking
>> about the same thing here. I do not have access to your site and
>> don't need one. I checked your Gateway (Home page) by striping out
>> the last part of your URL. I don't see an announcements tool in
>> there. I understand how the tool can be incorporated in a page on a
>> site: something you are explaining here. After the tool is set up, I
>> am trying to display it's contents on the Gateway.
>> Any idea folks?
>> Thanks again,
>> On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 1:59 PM, John Leasia <jleasia at umich.edu
>> <mailto:jleasia at umich.edu>> wrote:
>> The annc2 is just whatever you want it to be - just the made up
>> name for some other channel to identify it as different from the
>> default channel for the announcement tool in that site.
>> I am talking 2.x here - what I said before is working for me in
>> I have 2 announcement tools in a site, I call them Announcement
>> and TestAnnc. Announcement has a blank channel field. TestAnnc
>> tool has
>> /announcement/channel/534d660d-a63c-4b2e-00a6-6ca64bc0d6c2 /annc2
>> for the channel - could be
>> /announcement/channel/534d660d-a63c-4b2e-00a6-6ca64bc0d6c2 /xxx
>> or whatever.
>> This is for the sakai.announcements tool.
>> I added the 2nd tool to a site by searching in the Admin Sites
>> tool for its siteid
>> clicked on the site
>> clicked on the page
>> clicked on the tool
>> added /announcement/channel/534d660d-a63c-4b2e-00a6-6ca64bc0d6c2
>> as the channel.
>> Then 2 different sets of announcements show up in the site - one
>> set for the default Announcement tool and a 2nd separate set for
>> the TestAnnc tool, where announcements are made in each tool.
>> Seems to work ok on QA8 - see the site
>> for example
>> A blank field I am pretty sure defaults to
>> (where <siteid> is replaced with whatever the site's id is)
>> because that is what is noted in the announcement.new event
>> Sri Kota wrote:
>>> 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
>>> <mailto:jleasia at umich.edu>> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>>> Sarvē Janā Sukhinō Bhavantu
>>> - Sri
>>> Sarvē Janā Sukhinō Bhavantu
>> - Sri
>> Sarvē Janā Sukhinō Bhavantu
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