Our learning management system is Sakai. It is an integrated set of software tools designed to help instructors, researchers, and students collaborate. Hundreds of educational organizations around the world use Sakai. For information on how to use Sakai in your classes, explore the Sakai resources on VIRTL.
Organizing Course Materials for You and Your Students
Sakai Syllabus Tool to create an interactive syllabus
Sakai Lessons Tool to create modules and an interactive syllabus
Consistent file organization and naming structures
Video E-Reserves in Sakai
Sakai Announcements for Official Communications
Sakai Forums for Discussions
The Sakai Assignments tool allows instructors to create, distribute, collect, and grade online assignments. Assignments are typically private; student submissions are not visible to other users of the site. However, the instructor has the option to enable peer evaluation of assignments if desired. Assignments may be submitted via file upload or by typing directly in to Sakai, depending on your preference.
- Creating and Collecting Assignments
- Peer Feedback
Editing the Tool list in Sakai
The tools listed below do not appear in the default tool list. Follow these instructions to add them.
Sakai Dropbox for Collecting Student Work
The Dropbox is a useful tool to collect student work. It automatically creates individual folders for each student in the Sakai site. Students can submit work by uploading files to these folders. Dropbox folders are private. Student submissions are not visible to other users of the site. If you use the Dropbox, you will create and distribute the assignment tasks through other channels, such as Forums, Announcements, or your syllabus
Sakai Tests & Quizzes
Feedback in Sakai
Group Grading in Sakai
For information on how to use Sakai in your classes, explore the Sakai resources on VIRTL.