As part of the annual end of the year meetings last year - the university adopted a formalized grading scale. As stated in the current catalog (page 294) "All Johnson professors use this scale unless the unique demands of their subject matter require a different approach. In such cases, the alternative grade scale appears in … Continue reading Grading Scale Update – Checking the Grading Scale in Sakai
Turn It In is generally understood to be a plagiarism detection service and refers to itself as a way to improve "the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students." Faculty can use the TII service when they use the Assignments tool in Sakai. When faculty elect to use the TII service … Continue reading What is Turn It In?
The top ten ways students wish professors used Sakai: 1. Upload the course syllabus using the Syllabus tool Students find it helpful to have access to this important document from any computer. Tips: Posting a detailed syllabus, and keeping it updated, establishes a "learning contract" between the instructor and student. Through hyperlinks to other documents, … Continue reading Sakai Tips for Professors
Summary This article includes information about the My Workspace area of Sakai. Once you login to Sakai, you'll be presented with the My Workspace area, which includes the Message Of The Day, Message Center Notifications, Calendar and Recent Announcements. My Workspace also gives you access to the following navigation buttons to the left: Membership (lets … Continue reading What is My Workspace in Sakai?
Publishing a Course:Publishing a course has gotten easier with the new version of Sakai (2.9.1) – a button up near the location that used to simply indicate a course’s publish state has now been replaced with a ‘Publish Now’ button, adding function to form. To publish a site, simply click on the Publish Now button. … Continue reading How do I publish a course in Sakai?
Summary This article includes information on what your username and password are for most services available to you as a student or faculty member. Usernames and passwords are typically issued within 30 days from the time you’ve been accepted and confirmed that you’ll be attending Johnson University or after you’ve been officially hired as a … Continue reading What is my password?
Summary This article summarizes Sakai, what it is and how it's used by students and faculty. Sakai is an open-source Collaboration and Learning Environment software. It provides the framework, tool-set and environment for faculty to conduct and manage courses and for students to engage and interact in those courses. Courses available in Sakai include online, … Continue reading What is Sakai?