Start of Semester Sakai Tips

Here's what to do to get started prepping your course site before a new session or term.

Using External Content in Sakai

One of the great things about the Lessons tool in Sakai is the ability to bring applicable content together from lots of different sources. This isn’t so much a function of Sakai as it is a function of standard HTML, most of the code that structures the majority of web pages on the Internet today. … Continue reading Using External Content in Sakai

Exporting Student Grades

Summary This article shows you how to export your Sakai Gradebook into an Excel file for offline use. Exporting Student Grades for all Gradebook Items Step 1: Click Gradebook in the tool list. Step 2: Click All Grades. Step 3: You will see a list of students whom you are authorized to grade, their scores … Continue reading Exporting Student Grades

Leverage the Gradebook Tool

Sakai can calculate and store grade information and distribute it to students online using the Gradebook tool. This tool is very flexible and allows instructors to: Autocalculate course grades, with the ability to override any course grade. Create categories to organize items and allow for weighting of grades. Enter, view, edit, and release to students … Continue reading Leverage the Gradebook Tool

Whole Class Communication: You Can Use Email Archive

Ever in a place where you just need to communicate with an entire class and don’t want to do so using Announcements or Messages? You can use Email Archive.   With Email Archive each site has an automatically generated site email address, which you can view via the Email Archive tool. Email you send to … Continue reading Whole Class Communication: You Can Use Email Archive