Peer Assessment – Reflect and Improve

Peer assessment or review can improve student learning, and there's a way to do it in a course site.

F2F Course Site Content Import

If you're tasked with teaching an upcoming course that you've taught in the past with the University - there's no need to rebuild everything from scratch - unless you want to. Faculty teaching face to face (F2F) courses can benefit from the course content import process in Site Info. This process allows you to pull … Continue reading F2F Course Site Content Import

Will Sakai look different following the upgrade?

While there are some improvements to accessibility and some on-going tweaks to improve color contrast issues, the upgrade to Sakai will not affect the overall appearance that much.  For mobile users - the difference in course navigation will be much-improved. Desktop/Laptop view: Sakai 11 Following Upgrade: Mobile view (Sakai 11/Post-Upgrade):    More detail will be … Continue reading Will Sakai look different following the upgrade?

Gradebook Calculation Anomoly

In what appears to be a gradebook calculation anomaly, be sure items are categorized appropriately even if you course is only using categories for organization - otherwise final course grade calculations may be inaccurate - as the following video explains. https://youtu.be/UcpzZ6K1nuo   To address categorization of an item, check the Gradebook>Settings>Categories and Weighting to insure … Continue reading Gradebook Calculation Anomoly

This Year’s Sakai Upgrade

This year's upgrade to Sakai will involve far more subtle changes to the interface and feature set.  While Sakai will still benefit from a global community of developers contributing to and improving the code, you will also benefit from the support of the Department of Online Education and the related support resources and services you've … Continue reading This Year’s Sakai Upgrade

Online Video Tutorial Authoring – Quick Overview

As an instructional designer a key component to my work is creating instructional videos.  While many platforms, software and workflows exist here's the workflow I use: Write the Script:  This first step is critical though to some it may seem rather artificial.  Writing the script helps guide and direct the rest of the video development … Continue reading Online Video Tutorial Authoring – Quick Overview