Laulima Help for Students

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General Laulima Information

As a distance education 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.

2018 Laulima Orientation Video

DECEMBER 2017:  Laulima has been upgraded to Sakai version 11.4. 

Please note that there have been a few changes to Laulima. A general tutorial may greet you when you log in to the site for the first time since the upgrade. You can also access the tutorial by clicking on your name in the upper right of the page, and selecting Tutorial. Also please make sure you are familiar with the things that Laulima users 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. 

2018 Laulima Orientation Video

Video Contents:

00:00 - 03:27 Getting started, logging in
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)
29:45 - 34:50 Copy/Pasting from Word
34:50 - 36:35 Setting up your picture (avatar) in Discussion and Private Messages
36:35 - 38:10 Getting help

Hawai‘i CC Student Guide to Laulima - Updated for Spring 2018

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. 

link to Student Guide
  • What you need to use Laulima, about Pop-up blockers
  • Logging in
  • Home
  • Accessing your classes
  • Logging out

Course Information Tools

  • Syllabus
  • Announcements
  • Gradebook

Content Tools

  • Modules
  • Resources
  • Web Content

Communication Tools

  • Discussion and Private Messages
  • Forums
  • Messages
  • Email

Assignment & Testing Tools

  • Assignments
  • Drop Box
  • Assignments, and Tests, and Surveys (a.k.a Tasks, and Tests, and Surveys)
  • Tests and Quizzes

Tips & Tricks

  • Adding an Avatar to Discussion and Private Messages
  • Copy and Pasting from Word

Need More Help?

  • Online in Laulima: 
    1. 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.
    2. 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. 
    3. Student Docs – Click on the Student Help tab from the log in page.

  • Help Desk: 

    The UH ITS Helpdesk is available via phone/email support:
    • Hours:
      Sunday-Saturday: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
      Open all holidays
    • Phone: 
      Oahu: (808) 956-8883
      Neighbor Islands: 1-800-558-2669 (toll-free)
    • Email: