What can Sakai do?
Sakai allows you to do many things. Posting your course description, syllabus, class notes, assignments, readings, and/or research links on a secure but easy-to-use, web-based system can help your students work wherever they may be. Many faculty also find it useful to have quick access to class information. In addition, using email, discussion lists, or online chat sessions can enrich class discussion and equalize participation for students with different communication styles. Some instructors find that collecting assignments and posting grades via Sakai can streamline communication with students too.
IDT is happy to support you in any teaching endeavors in Sakai. For help after hours, please contact the New Brunswick Sakai Help Desk at (848) 445-8721 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are some commonly asked questions with guides from IDT.
Here’s some information that might help you get started:
- Download an Intro to Sakai document (PDF)
- How can I share documents in Sakai?
- What are different types of assessments for which Sakai can be used?
- What are Lessons pages and how can I use them in my Sakai site?
Organizing content in Lessons pages
How do I grade discussions? (in Forums)
Tests & Quizzes
older Gradebook articles; may still be useful… will be updated when time permits
Still need help?
If your question isn’t answered here, you can find more Sakai tip sheets using the Rutgers Sakai Instructor User Guide.