Laulima Help for Students

General Laulima Information

As a DE student, the most important tool you will need to access and use is Laulima.  Laulima is the University of Hawai‘i’s official online course management tool.

Laulima (the University of Hawai‘i'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, ITV, 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 to log in to Laulima.

Laulima Orientation Video

JANUARY 2015:  Laulima has been upgraded to Sakai version 2.9.3. 

Please note that there have been a few changes to Laulima. A general tutorial will greet you when you log in to the site. To turn off/on the tutorial, click on the bust icon () on the upper right of the page. Also please make sure you are familiar with the things that every Laulima user should know.

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 following video. 
Note: Created in Fall 2014 before the upgrade, this video will reflect the old version, but most of the content will still be helpful.

Laulima Orientation Video

Video Contents:

  • 00:00 - 04:10    Laulima introduction, getting started, logging in
  • 04:10 - 06:10    Laulima tour, finding your course site
  • 06:10 - 18:45    Course site tour, Laulima course tools
  • 18:45 - 21:16    Mixed Content Security Blocker (video and other active content not showing)
  • 21:17 - 24:40    Copy/Pasting from Word
  • 24:41 - 27:05    Setting up your picture (avatar) in Discussion and Private Messages
  • 27:15 - 29:00    Getting help

Hawai‘i CC Student Guide to Laulima

Click on the image below to download the entire guide, or click on on any of the links below the image to view or download specific sections or topics. 

(Note: This resource was created before the upgrade, and will include images of the old version, but most of the content will still be helpful.  An updated guide is being worked on and will be posted soon.)

link to Student Guide

Course Information Tools

Content Tools

Communication Tools

Assignment & Testing Tools

Tips & Tricks

Need More Help?

If you need additional assistance with Laulima:

  1. Click on Help from the tool menu or click on the blue question mark icon on any Laulima page for a general help database for Sakai, the parent software to Laulima.  Keep in mind that because this database is generalized, some of the features and functions that you read about here may not apply to our version of Laulima.
  2. Click on Request Assistance from the tool menu on your My Workspace site or at the bottom of any Laulima page for an online form that you can fill out for an email response from UH Laulima Support.
  3. Click on Student Docs from the tool menu on the Laulima homepage to access the Laulima Support for Students website. You can also access this website directly at
  4. Laulima Video Topics (go to the Student Help tab) - Videos produced and recorded by UH Laulima Support