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How do I participate in Forum discussions with students?

Research indicates that students learn best when they feel engaged with both their classmates and their professor. For instructors, this means interacting regularly with online students in class discussions: reinforcing ideas, introducing additional resources, encouraging robust dialogue, keeping discussions on … Continue reading

Posted at 12:17 p.m. July 14, 2017, by in Communication, Sakai

Sakai: how do students complete Peer Reviews?

If you use the Assignments tool in Sakai to require that students review the submitted work of their classmates… Students: to complete Peer Review Be sure to submit your original assignment before the due date, or you will lose the … Continue reading

Posted at 4:28 p.m. June 2, 2017, by in Assessments, Sakai

Sakai: favorite sites (add to them to your top red bar)

How do I “favorite” Sakai sites so they appear in my top red bar? Favoriting sites in Sakai is how you add sites to the top red bar so they are easily accessed. In order to favorite sites to add … Continue reading

Posted at 10 a.m. Feb. 27, 2017, by in Sakai

Sakai: Embedding VoiceThreads in Lessons pages

Embedding VoiceThreads in Lessons pages After sharing a new VoiceThread with your class, you may wish to embed it directly into the appropriate unit’s Lesson page. From your VoiceThread link in Sakai, move your cursor over the correct VT and … Continue reading

Posted at 12:55 p.m. Sept. 30, 2016, by in Organize content using Lessons, Sakai, VoiceThread

Grading Assignments

Grading & giving feedback on assignments Steps to grade & give feedback on assignments Click on the Assignments tool in the lefthand menu of your Sakai site. Click the Grade button beneath the assignment name which you’d like to grade. Click … Continue reading

Posted at 7:44 a.m. Sept. 16, 2016, by in Assessments, Sakai

Grading discussions

Responding to & grading discussions Note this video has 3 chapters: Navigating discussions, reading & responding to discussions, and grading discussions. You can jump to/navigate to each chapter by clicking on the hamburger icon (the 3 horizontal stacked lines) in the … Continue reading

Posted at 7:41 a.m. Sept. 16, 2016, by in Sakai
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