Your Course Gradescale

If you're like most faculty - you're using some sort of gradescale to calculate the overall course letter grade students earn as a result of accomplishing certain tasks in your course(s). As such, it's important to make sure that the gradescale being used in the course site is the same one  you've published in your … Continue reading Your Course Gradescale

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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

How do I post official midterm or end-of-term grades?

To post midterm or end-of-term grades you'll need to have access to both Sakai and My.JohnsonU.edu.  Both sites use the same set of credentials to login. The easiest way is to pull up your course in Sakai, and then open up a corresponding window for your course in My.JohnsonU.edu in a separate window or tab … Continue reading How do I post official midterm or end-of-term grades?

Grading Scale Update – Checking the Grading Scale in Sakai

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

How do I communicate mid-term and final grades to the Registrar?

Summary This article includes instructions on how to communicate mid-term and final grades to the Registrar. Official grades are recorded and reported through the FacultyAccess system.  No connection between Sakai and FacultyAccess exists at this time, so faculty must finalize their grades in Sakai and then record those grades in FacultyAccess. In Sakai, go to … Continue reading How do I communicate mid-term and final grades to the Registrar?

Using Categories and Weighting in Gradebook

Summary This article shows you how to create categories and assign Gradebook items to those categories; you also learn how to weight categories. Create categories Step 1: Click Gradebook in the tool list. Step 2: Click Gradebook Setup. Step 3: Under Categories & Weighting, choose Categories only. Step 4: In the text box that appears, … Continue reading Using Categories and Weighting in Gradebook