New version of Sakai for Fall 2011

We have upgraded to Sakai 2.7.1! With this upgrade comes many new enhancements and features. We also have two new tools – the Assignments 2 and Gradebook 2 tools. Because these tools are significantly different than the previous versions, they are only visible to you once you receive training and request access. Turnitin integration with […]

Tell us what you think of Sakai

Do you have suggestions for improving Sakai? If you do, consider attending one of our focus group sessions this spring. Each sessions will focus on specific tools or uses of the software. Your feedback will be useful in improving support and training and we can feedback on tool improvements or interface design back to the […]

Banner integration for Sakai is now ready

You can now setup course sites in Sakai for Fall 2010. In addition to the “Where’s My Course” session on Monday, August 16 (12:15 – 1:15 in Green 162), we have added two additional session – Wednesday, August 18 at 3:15 – 4:15 in Greene 162 and Monday, August 23 at 12:15 – 1:15 in […]

Sakai pilot at UNC a success

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has recently produced their Sakai Pilot final report. This report identifies their pilot as a success and recommends that the campus continue funding for expanding their pilot, adding student information system integration, and identifying a path to migrate from Blackboard to Sakai. The report states that faculty […]

Pedagogy and Course Management Systems

An interesting article published recently in First Monday, an Internet journal, addresses how the inflexbility of many course management systems determines pedagogy. Author Lisa M. Lane states that course management systems “influence pedagogy by presenting default formats designed to guide the instructor toward creating a course in a certain way.” Lane recommends using an “Opt-In” […]

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