Brace Yourself in Lessons

So everyone likes new features - as long as they add value and they're not too hard to use.  A new feature in Sakai is a special set of 'codes' you can use to refer to the logged in user by first name. This neat feature was developed by the good folks over at University … Continue reading Brace Yourself in Lessons

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Organizing Favorites in Sakai

With the recent upgrade to Sakai 12.1, faculty and students are starting to notice some of the nuance and changes from Sakai 11. One of the new features in Sakai is in the Organize Favorites tab under the Sites area.  Here you can now elect to have your newly added sites automatically added as favorites.  … Continue reading Organizing Favorites in Sakai

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

Sakai Upgrade Scheduled

NEW INFORMATION - updated 10 May 2018 @3:30pm EST Sakai will undergo an upgrade on May 14, 2018 May 15 starting at 8:00am. The last upgrade to Sakai was done on December 19, 2016. Students and faculty are encouraged to be logged out of Sakai by 7am the day of the upgrade. This is a change from the previously announced date. Sakai will not be accessible … Continue reading Sakai Upgrade Scheduled