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Adding assignments for student submission

Use the Assignments tool in Sakai (rather than the deprecated “Assignments 2” tool) to organize and collect student submissions for assessment. Assignments allows you to quickly see a list of students and their submission status. You can keep all student … Continue reading

Posted at 8:43 a.m. Aug. 30, 2016, by in Assessments, Sakai

Sakai: Adding a profile picture

Adding a profile picture in Sakai adds personalization to the site and lets your classmates know who you are. Your profile picture will appear to others when you make posts in Forums.  click on your name in the upper right … Continue reading

Posted at 8:04 a.m. Aug. 30, 2016, by in Getting Started, Sakai

Sakai 11: converting Assignments 2 to Assignments

Warning: at the time of this writing (late August 2016), this is not a pretty process. IDT is working with our Sakai developers in NB to improve the export tool. The tool Assignments 2 will be retired in summer 2017—and … Continue reading

Posted at 12:54 a.m. Aug. 30, 2016, by in Assessments, Sakai

Sakai: entering final grades as a gradebook item

Sakai: entering final grades as a gradebook item First: Add the Gradebook tool to your Sakai site while logged into Sakai: click on the course tab across the top click “Site Info” on the left-hand toll menu click “Edit Tools” along … Continue reading

Posted at 10:02 a.m. Feb. 9, 2016, by in Assessments, Sakai

Sakai: avoid blank scores in Gradebook that will inflate course grades

The way Sakai works, if students have a blank score on an assessment, they will be “excused” from that assignment—it will have no negative impact on their calculated final grade. Notice that blank scores appear as a dash or hyphen character … Continue reading

Posted at 9:39 a.m. Feb. 9, 2016, by in Assessments, Sakai

Sakai: releasing final course grades in Gradebook

By default, the Gradebook tool in Sakai is configured to show calculated course grades to only the instructor. If you want your students to see their course grade, at any point in the semester, you can: Click on Gradebook in … Continue reading

Posted at 9:12 a.m. Feb. 9, 2016, by in Assessments, Sakai
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