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For every academic term a School POC identifies the courses to be run on Sakai and works with the Sakaihelp team to identify course owners. Course owners determine who has access to the course (exception: courses are created for GSN but faculty are added by Ms. Rozetta Jones). Additional access to courses for academians, auditors, course directors, moduledirectors, instructors, and other roles are determined by the course owner. To request access, contact the course owner who should determine your role in the course and then the course owner requests access through Service Desk. Similarly, any change in role must also be approved by the course owner and communicated through Service Desk.
Students are automatically added from the Registrar system or the master list for a class of medical students. The Sakaihelp team is responsible for ensuring that students are enrolled. GEO and GSN must ensure the accuracy of the data in the pertinent registrar system.
Course and Module Directors can directly add faculty and change the role of people in their course.
To add a new user, click Site Editor and then Add Participant. You will need to enter either the Sakai username or the e-mail used by Sakai for that person in the "Official Email Address or Username" box, then click Continue. On the next screen choose a role in the course. Then click Continue, next determine whether you want to notify the user of the access. Finally click Finish
The guides below, developed by the Education & Technology Innovation Office, are the Sakai 2.86 version but remain applicable. New guides are under development.
The Sakai Assignments tool provides a number of methods to manage the submission of Assignments. Course and Module Directors routinely ask Sakai Help to allow students to re-submit and reset the due date, this can be done without the intervention of the Sakai staff. While each course and faculty member’s expectations are different long-term use of Assignments in hundreds of courses at USU suggests these recommended settings:
The easiest thing to do is to simply Export the pending assessment from the old course and then Import it into the new one. Access the Test & Quizzes section of the course from which you want the test or quiz. Locate the test or quiz in the pending section and use the drop down to select Export. When you do the Export, it will ask you if you want to use "QTI 1.2" or "Content Packaging"; in almost all cases, use the "Content Packaging" option as it tends to be the more reliable / versatile of the two. After that, the Import process is straightforward from the default page of the Tests & Quizzes tool in the course where you want the copy.
Sakai is integrated with the University’s Registrar Systems. Course and Module Directors may submit grades* from Sakai to the Registrar. Course and Module Directors must follow the steps below to submit grades:
* Clerkship, Post-Clerkship, and Selectives cannot submit grades from Sakai, grades must be submitted manually. The system will not submit grades for students from one school in a course offered by another school. Manual submission of grades for those students will be necessary.
There are typically two reasons to lock down a folder in Resources on a Sakai site:
Locking out students:
In Sakai 2.9 a Course/Module Director can change the way tools are listed in the left-hand navigation. By default 2.9 sorts these tools alphabetically. Course/Module Directors can arrange the tools by:
Other capabilities include renaming, hide/disable and delete.
For consistency between sites for students we recommend that you do not change the name.
In some cases hiding or disabling a tool will affect student access.
Before deleting a tool verify that there is no data.