LOGGING INTO SAKAI:Video Demonstration (.mp4)   (see additional videos at bottom of page)

Please note that the log in information for your WL email, your WL WINS and your WL Sakai account are NOT the same!  Instructions for accessing Sakai are provided below. If you have trouble with your email account, please contact [email protected]. For trouble with your WINS account, please contact the registrar.

When you are enrolled in a course which uses Sakai, either an online course or a web-supported course, you are automatically enrolled into the course site.  During the Add/Drop period, enrollments are updated each morning and each afternoon.

To access Sakai, go to the West Liberty University home page (www.westliberty.edu) and locate the small Sakai icon at the bottom. When you click on this link you go to the log in page.  The direct link is: http://westliberty.edu/sakai .

To log in you must provide a USERNAME and a PASSWORD.  The username is your nine (9) character West Liberty ID. If your ID starts with the “@” symbol you must include it!  Your initial password is usually set up as your date of birth in a six (6) character format: mmddyy.  Notice there are no slashes, dashes or 19.

Once logged into Sakai you are able to reset your password by accessing PREFERENCES in the left menu on your MyWorkspace.  This password is not visible to anyone else. If you forget a new password may be requested.

If you are unable to log in, please contact [email protected] with a detailed message of what you are trying that will not work or if you have forgotten.


To view videos, click on the link, then select DOWNLOAD and OPEN. Files are in a .mp4 format and will open with Windows Media Player or Quicktime.

Getting Started with Sakai

Message/Email and Chat in Sakai

Text Editor in Sakai

Submitting Assigments in Sakai

Discussions/Forums in Sakai