Sakai for Faculty
Sakai is the learning management system used at Providence College.
It enables faculty to post course materials, have interactive online discussions, maintain a course gradebook, and offer online testing. Academic departments can use the Connect site to contact majors and minors. Committee sites are also available for posting agenda and other documents
and messaging members.
Click here for the handy PDF Guide "Getting Ready", with notes on Syllabus, Course Materials, and Gradebook in Sakai.
Using Sakai this spring?
- Post your syllabus now so students have access before the first class meeting.
- Set up the gradebook allowing students to track their progress throughout the semester.
Over 80% of our students surveyed during the fall ranked “use of the Sakai gradebook” as important. The gradebook even allows you to add comments to a grade to keep the
- Publish your site. Just click “Publish Now” in the upper left of your course, and the site is now available to your students.
- Let your students know the site is available by sending an email via the Messages tool.
- Staring at fall courses? Extra clicks to find your spring courses? Customize your Sakai
- Wants some hands-on help? Schedule one-on-one training. Visit the ITDP website
for more information.
January workshops have been scheduled! Please visit our iHelp calendar
for dates and times; you may register to attend any session by sending an RSVP via the link provided in the calendar details. Workshops topics currently being offered are as follows:
*NEW* Grading as Feedback: Using the Sakai Gradebook
An overwhelming majority of students want their instructors to use the gradebook in Sakai. If you view grading as a way to communicate with your students, the chore becomes a positive feedback mechanism. At the end of this session you will have a working gradebook that reflects your grading policy. Bring your syllabus to the session.
*NEW* What's in My Classroom: Ruane Edition
If you're new to teaching in the Ruane Center for the Humanities this semester, or you haven't used all the features available in the classrooms, come to this hands-on session. Bernie Colo, Director of Academic Media Services, and Siobhan Ross will have you touch the equipment and talk about a number of ways you may want to use it for your classes. We will review a lecture style classroom, a seminar classroom, and one of the larger classrooms on the second floor.
What's in My Classroom?
Many classrooms have been renovated over the last two summers with dual projectors, touch screens, Eno boards (write with digital ink and save the annotations), iPod docks, document cameras, and Blu-Ray DVD. Don't be intimidated on the first day of classes. Bernie Colo (Academic Media Services) and Siobhán Ross (ITDP) will walk you through using the classroom technology.
Attend this workshop if you have never used Sakai for coursework. You will learn how to:
- find your courses
- review the roster
- add your syllabus
- add course materials (ex. PDFs, PowerPoints, website links)
- set up an online gradebook
- make the course available to students
Attend this workshop to learn about the greatly improved Forums tool, which allows you to post questions for discussion and debate, allows students to work in groups or individually, and includes a “post-first” feature where students must provide their own thoughts before reading classmates’ postings.
Sakai Drop-in Session
Have a quick question? Curious about assigning a multimedia project? Struggling with Sakai? Come to a drop-in session. Please register so if there is large demand, we can stagger appointments.
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