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Membership (lets you see all the sites/courses you are a member of, if the course site is unpublished, only instructors in the course can see it)
Account (a simple summary of your account information)
Profile (provides a place to put information you want to share with others including a photo of yourself and contact information; the photo from your profile is used in Forums to denote your authorship)
Resources (Sakai’s version of personal cloud storage – up to 1GB)
Schedule (a very simple calendar)
Preferences (the place you to go customize course tabs, notifications, time zone and language settings)
Wiki (a simple wiki tool)
Worksite Setup (where faculty go to create new course sites)
Evaluation System (not used)
Help (Sakai’s Help Knowledge Base)
Some of these areas are used more by faculty than students, but all show up for both.
My Workspace also allows you to see the ‘drawer’ at the top, by clicking on the More Sites button, showing all course sites you are a member of, which appear in the My Active Sites are of Preferences.
SkyDrive Pro, a component of the Office365 Microsoft service provides students and faculty secure, robust and global access to document storage and is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection. Current students and faculty have access to these features in SkyDrive Pro:
7GB of document storage space
Sync class/work files across devices (including Android and iOS)
Directly access and edit Microsoft documents using OfficeWebApps
SkyDrive Pro is your professional library—the place to keep your work documents and other files. You can think of SkyDrive Pro as your SkyDrive or business. When you store your files on SkyDrive Pro, only you can see them, but you can easily share them with co-workers and access them from your mobile devices. Your files are safely kept in the cloud with SharePoint Online or on your company’s SharePoint Server 2013 servers, depending on what your company has set up.
SkyDrive Pro lets you:
Store and organize your private documents and other files in a secure location in the cloud or on your company’s SharePoint servers.
Share files and folders with other people in your organization and give them permission to review or edit the content.
Synchronize files and folders in your SkyDrive Pro and other SharePoint libraries with your computer or mobile devices, so you can access your content offline.
SkyDrive is different from SkyDrive Pro
SkyDrive is available free to individuals and will be available seamlessly as part of Office 365 Home Premium along with 20GB of additional storage. SkyDrive is for people to sync their personal files across their devices and to the cloud.
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 faculty or staff member.
Passwords must meet minimum constraints for password strength including the following:
minimum 8 characters in length AND
must include at least 1 upper case letter AND
must include at least 1 number OR must include at least 1 symbol AND
may not be any form of your name
Passwords used as a means to keep data secure, they should be something that is easy for you to remember AND hard for someone else to guess. Changing your password from time to time helps to decrease the possibility for unauthorized access to your University account data. Passwords are initially issued by the University IT Department.
If you’re logging onto a University owned classroom or lab PC computer you can change your password by holding holding holding down CTRL+ALT and pressing the Delete key.
An authorized username and password typically will give you access to the following services/sites:
Office365 is a Microsoft service which provides students and faculty secure, robust and global access to the following productivity, communication and collaborative tools:
Office Web Apps (cloud-based versions of Microsoft’s Office Desktop products)
SkyDrive Pro (document storage – up to 7GB)
Exchange Online aka Outlook (email – up to 25GB in addition to SkyDrive Pro storage)
SharePoint Online (Team and Workspace sites)
Microsoft Lync Online
You can access Office365 with your JohnsonU.edu email address (as the Username) and corresponding password by going to the Campus Portal at http://juonline.sharepoint.com. Once logged in use the links at the top:
Outlook: Exchange Online (email)
Calendar: Exchange Online (calendar)
People: Exchange Online (campus directory)
SkyDrive: SkyDrive Pro (document storage)
Sites: SharePoint Online
If you’re not familiar with Office365, you can take a tour. After logging in, near the top-right click on the Settings button, then select Office 365 settings. On the new screen, click the getting started link.
Once there you should see a host of links and information on a page similar to the one you see below:
The Campus Portal, located at http://juonline.sharepoint.com is meant to be a one-stop location from which you can get to just about everything you need to as a student or faculty member. From the Campus Portal you can:
Check your email
Store documents and or files
Directly work on files using Office Web Apps
Access Library Services
See calendar(s) with important dates and events
Get to Sakai, to access your courses
Use the Campus Directory
Login to CampusConnect
Login to FacultyAccess
JICS to register for classes, see advisees and post/view grades (coming Spring 2014)
The Campus Portal is just one part of the Office365 experience you have access to as a faculty, staff or student.
Courses available in Sakai include online, hybrid and traditional. Johnson University belongs to a consortium called LAMP which helps to lower the cost, use and management of Sakai by sharing it with other LAMP institutions.
Johnson University has been using Sakai since 2009.
Johnson University has been using Sakai 2.9.1 since May 27, 2013.
Sakai is hosted in multiple locations for enterprise-level access and redundancy in order to provide best possible up-time for students and faculty. You can check the current status of Sakai here.