Laulima Help for Students
Hawai‘i Community College
General Laulima Information
Laulima (UH's name for the open source, Sakai Collaboration and Learning Software) is the official online collaboration and learning environment of the University of Hawai‘i system. Course material, testing, and communication are mainly delivered through Laulima for online classes. In addition, some instructors will use Laulima to supplement instruction in cable, video-conference, and even face-to-face classes.
This means, you can access course content (syllabus, modules, assignments, tests, grades, etc.) and communication tools (messages, discussion boards, etc.) on Laulima to interact with your instructor and classmates almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (the site is down everyday from 3:00-4:00 a.m. for maintenance).
To log in to Laulima, you will need your UH Username and password (the same information you use to log in to your UH email account and MyUH). Go to https://laulima.hawaii.edu/portal to log in to Laulima.
Laulima Orientation Video
DECEMBER 2018: Laulima has been upgraded to Sakai version 12.5.
If you're new to using Laulima, or it's been a while since you last used it for your classes it is recommended that you watch the video orientation below.
Please note that the video was recorded prior to the update, so you may notice some cosmetic differences as well as other minor changes. However, the video is generally still applicable. An updated video is being worked on and will be uploaded once completed. We thank you for your patience.
Also please make sure you are familiar with the things that Laulima users should know.
03:27 - 06:10 Laulima tour, finding your course site
06:10 - 29:45 Course site tour, Laulima course tools
- Overview/Homepage (06:10)
- Syllabus (8:30)
- Modules (09:03)
- Discussion & Private Messages/DPM (13:00)
- Assignments (16:38)
- Assignments (or Tasks), Tests & Surveys (19:55)
- Gradebook (23:10)
- Messages (24:16)
- Resources (27:22)
- Announcements (27:35)
- Laulima Help & Help (28:05)
34:50 - 36:35 Setting up your picture (avatar) in Discussion and Private Messages
36:35 - 38:10 Getting help
Student Guide to Laulima
Note: This guide was written to the previous version of Laulima, but a majority of the information still applies to version 12.5.
Click on the image on the left to download the entire guide, or click on on any of the links below the image to view or download specific sections.
- What you need to use Laulima, about Pop-up blockers
- Logging in
- Accessing your classes
- Logging out
- Web Content
- Discussion and Private Messages
- Drop Box
- Assignments, and Tests, and Surveys (a.k.a Tasks, and Tests, and Surveys)
- Tests and Quizzes
- Adding an Avatar to Discussion and Private Messages
- Copy and Pasting from Word
Need More Help?
Click Help from menu on any Laulima site or click on the Help button (may also display as a blue question mark) at the top right of any Laulima page.
- Request Assistance
Click Request Assistance from the tool menu on your Home site or at the bottom of any Laulima page for an online form will that you can fill out and submit.
- Student Docs
Click on the Student Help tab from the log in page.
UH ITS HELP DESK:
Sunday-Saturday: 24 hours/day, 7 day/week (including holidays)
Oahu: (808) 956-8883
Neighbor Islands: 1-800-558-2669 (toll-free)