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
Sakai - Pre Upgrade Desktop View

Following Upgrade:
Sakai - Post Upgrade Desktop View

Mobile view (Sakai 11/Post-Upgrade):
Sakai - Pre Upgrade Mobile View  Sakai - Post Upgrade Mobile View

More detail will be distributed in the coming weeks and those following the upgrade.


How do I get my JohnsonU.edu email on my mobile?

Getting your JohnsonU.edu email on your personal smart device, mobile, phone or slate is pretty simple. While the directions may be a bit different for your device the settings remain generally the same:

  1. Add an account that is of type Microsoft Exchange or Corporate type.  Your device must use Microsoft ActiveSync. POP and IMAP are not supported
  2. Use your entire JohnsonU.edu email address for the email address field
  3. Enter the corresponding password
  4. If asked for a DOMAIN – leave it blank.
  5. When asked for a SERVER, enter: m.outlook.com
  6. SSL should be ON or active
  7. S/MIME should be OFF or inactive
  8. Tap “DONE” to verify the settings.

If the settings don’t verify (don’t work), insure you’ve entered your username and password correctly.  You can do so by logging in directly to the email service using a web browser.

These settings should also allow you to view your JohnsonU.edu contacts and calendars as well.

Office365 Mail Settings
Office365 Mail Settings

Most newer devices including Android, iOS (Apple) and Blackberry can receive email to the device. Standard messaging/data rates apply and are the responsibility of the device owner, not the University.