Online Video Tutorial Authoring – Quick Overview

As an instructional designer a key component to my work is creating instructional videos.  While many platforms, software and workflows exist here's the workflow I use: Write the Script:  This first step is critical though to some it may seem rather artificial.  Writing the script helps guide and direct the rest of the video development … Continue reading Online Video Tutorial Authoring – Quick Overview

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New Video Tools for Course Content Development

Need help making captions for video content you author? These two tools can help with that.

AWS Reports Issue Resolved

According Amazon's Dashboard (screenshot below), the issue which affected some portions of access to course sites in Sakai has been resolved (5:08 EST). Faculty and students are encouraged to continue to working in Sakai normally. If you experience any issues logging in, accessing course content, submitting grades or assignments, to contact the HelpDesk. Students experiencing … Continue reading AWS Reports Issue Resolved

What does Amazon have to do with Sakai?

amazonA lot of people seem to be asking this question.  Most students (and faculty) tend to think of Amazon as the online equivalent of Walmart (though Walmart has it's own online presence) - as just a seller of retail items.  Amazon however is far more. Amazon not only sells retail items (and space) it also … Continue reading What does Amazon have to do with Sakai?

Course Sites Access – Update

As of 4:20pm EST, the impact of Amazon Web Services (AWS S3) continues to impact online, face to face and blended courses sites in Sakai (http://sakai.johnsonu.edu | https://sakai.lampschools.org). You can find out more about the AWS S3 issue here. After further research, the issue not only affected image content in courses - it also affected … Continue reading Course Sites Access – Update

What’s Coming in Sakai 11?

In just over two weeks - the Fall 2016 term will end.  At almost the same time, Sakai, the learning management system used by Johnson University (Tennessee, Florida and Online) will undergo an upgrade from Sakai 10.2 to 11.2. This upgrade has been planned for well over 6 months and as with any upgrade hopes to … Continue reading What’s Coming in Sakai 11?

How do I select a profile image?

Selecting a profile image in Sakai allows others to see who you are, and even shows up in discussion forums - helping others in the class identify who you are. Selecting and uploading an image is easy and takes just 60 seconds. To choose a profile image: Select Profile on the left (laptop or desktop) … Continue reading How do I select a profile image?