Instructional Technology: Sakai, Google, and Additional Learning Platforms
Students and Auditors: For immediate assistance contact the Help Desk, x3333
Faculty: For immediate assistance contact the ITIT Line, x4848
Wondering what other platforms could contribute to your courses?
Call the ITIT Line, x4848, or Contact your Instructional Technology or Research Services subject specialist.
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?
Sakai: You might be interested in pointing your students to this quick list of Sakai Tips
Sakai: Remember to publish your site
Google Groups: Created for all courses. Just email the course name ex. SAMP-101-01-FAfirstname.lastname@example.org
Google Drive: You will need to share this with your Google Group.
Click on the folder, click on the person icon, enter the Group email address, add a note, and click Send.
All files created in the folder will automatically have the same permissions as the original folder.
Google Sites: Request one using the form in MyWellesley. Your site will already be shared with your Google course group when it is created.
Re-use content from past courses
Where are my Video or Audio e-Reserves?
Adding auditors and additional students to your courses
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.
Still Have Other Questions?