Sakai Status – 10 May 2017 UPDATE

An earlier reported issue of the Sites button and related Favorites list has been resolved as of 1:25pm EST. Remember - there are several ways to get to your course sites: Use of the Sites button (waffle icon) in the top right Use of the Favorites (starred) sites in the Sites Favorites tab Use Overview>Membership … Continue reading Sakai Status – 10 May 2017 UPDATE

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Sakai Status – 10 May 2017

Some faculty and students have reported an issue with Sakai's Sites button and Favorites list.  The issue has been identified and is being worked on presently.  Faculty and students can still access their courses by using Overview>Membership after logging in: //screencast-o-matic.com/embed?sc=cbh6D7XtSa&v=5&ff=1 A status with new information will be posted as soon as it's available.

Take away to Help Students in Course Sites

Just as it's important at the end of the term or session to turn in grades to the Registrar's Office via my.johnsonu.edu - it's important to close out course sites in Sakai, specifically to unpublish them. The immediate question I typically get from faculty is, "Why?" Well here's a few reasons: Keeps you and students … Continue reading Take away to Help Students in Course Sites

AWS Reports Issue Resolved

According Amazon's Dashboard (screenshot below), the issue which affected some portions of access to course sites in Sakai has been resolved (5:08 EST). Faculty and students are encouraged to continue to working in Sakai normally. If you experience any issues logging in, accessing course content, submitting grades or assignments, to contact the HelpDesk. Students experiencing … Continue reading AWS Reports Issue Resolved

What does Amazon have to do with Sakai?

amazonA lot of people seem to be asking this question.  Most students (and faculty) tend to think of Amazon as the online equivalent of Walmart (though Walmart has it's own online presence) - as just a seller of retail items.  Amazon however is far more. Amazon not only sells retail items (and space) it also … Continue reading What does Amazon have to do with Sakai?

Course Sites Access – Update

As of 4:20pm EST, the impact of Amazon Web Services (AWS S3) continues to impact online, face to face and blended courses sites in Sakai (http://sakai.johnsonu.edu | https://sakai.lampschools.org). You can find out more about the AWS S3 issue here. After further research, the issue not only affected image content in courses - it also affected … Continue reading Course Sites Access – Update

What’s Coming in Sakai 11?

In just over two weeks - the Fall 2016 term will end.  At almost the same time, Sakai, the learning management system used by Johnson University (Tennessee, Florida and Online) will undergo an upgrade from Sakai 10.2 to 11.2. This upgrade has been planned for well over 6 months and as with any upgrade hopes to … Continue reading What’s Coming in Sakai 11?