Tips & Information for Instructors


Thinking of moving from Sakai to Google or Google to Sakai? Not sure what you'd like to do?


Is your course content visible to your students?

You might be interested in pointing your students to this quick list of Sakai Tips



For Instructors:

Re-use content from past courses


Where are my Video or Audio e-Reserves?

Adding auditors and additional students to your courses

  • Officially enrolled students including cross-registered students
    • Will be added to both your Google Group and Sakai site (whether you're using them or not) the same day their registration is officially processed at the registrar.
    • Please don't add official credit-earning students to your Google group or Sakai site manually.
    • If students are having trouble seeing your course, please have them call the Help Desk.
  • Auditors:
    •  Sakai - link to add participants
    •  Google - edit group membership

Reactivating Archived Google Groups

The Google Groups for last semester’s courses have now been put in archive mode, which Google now calls “Disabled”. No one can send new messages to a disabled course group, but all the old messages in the group will be saved indefinitely, and are still readable by anyone who has view permissions.

If you wish to continue actively using an archived group, you can easily “re-enable” it:

  • Open the Group
  • Click Manage in the upper-right
  • Over on the left, click Information, then Advanced.
  • Click the blue Re-enable this group button.
  • Click Save at the top.

Note that only “managers” (i.e., you) can now post new messages to this re-enabled group. If you want others to be able to post new messages--such as the students--you need to change this for their role, by clicking on Permissions on the left, then Basic, then in the Post section, click on Select groups of users, and choose All members of the group. Finally, as always, click Save at the top.


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