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 official as the gradescale. If you’re using a 10 point scale in your syllabus, make sure you check out the My Grades>Settings>Grading Schema, to make sure they’re the same.
If they’re not, adjust the My Grades>Settings>Grading Schema to be the same as what you have published in your syllabus. To do so:
In the course go to My Grades (Gradebook)>Settings>Grading Schema
Alter the Minimum Percentage column entries as needed.
Once done, select Save Changes at the bottom.
Keep in mind that A+ grades cannot be recorded on student transcripts (an A is the highest recorded grade). As such then, you can just use the Remove button to remove that mapping of the gradebook scale, and Save Changes at the bottom of the scale settings page.
It’s critical to make sure what you decide to use or what’s mandated by the school your course falls under is used in the course site calculation gradebook. As each school and/or course may use a slightly different scale, faculty have access to modify the scale as needed based on how the course is designed.
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Membership (lets you see all the sites/courses you are a member of, if the course site is unpublished, only instructors in the course can see it)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.
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:
Click here to find out how to get into CampusConnect or FacultyAccess.
Use only the first part of your email address before the @ symbol to login to eLibrary Services.
In most cases when dealing with services or sites related to your status as a student for faculty member, your username is your full Johnson University email address. Student and Faculty/Staff email addresses follow a common syntax, as outlined below:
For example, if your name is Jamie Smith, and you are a student, your username (and email address) would be:
For example, if your name was Ashley Johnson and you are a faculty or staff member, your username (and email address) would be:
Students receive their official usernames from the Admissions Office upon full completion of the application, acceptance and intent to attend process. Faculty/Staff receive their usernames upon full completion of the hiring process.
These services use a separate authentication mechanism, which may or may not be the same as mentioned above: