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Course Sites - Administrative Procedures

Task Basic instructions Sakai Help reference

New course sites

Create a Sakai site for a course Sakai sites are automatically created about two weeks before the beginning of each semester.   If you do not have access to your courses' Sakai site, please email sunny.chau@cgu.edu to obtain access.  
Copy information from one existing course site to another - Copy just files from one existing Sakai course site to another  
- Import files, assignments, quizzes, etc. from one existing Sakai course site to another

Import Tool

Access to new courses

Give registered students access to a course site Students officially enrolled in courses will have access to their Sakai sites about a week before the begnning of each semester.  If students enroll in a class during the week right before the start of a semester, or there after, there will be a delay of up to 72 hours before access to Sakai is availabe.

Instructors can give students immediate access to a Sakai site by adding them manually.  
Adding participants
Give TAs access to maintain your Sakai site Instructors can give their TAs immediate access to a Sakai site by adding them manually.   Adding participants
Give someone outside the Claremont Colleges access to a course site Instructors can manually add "guests" to their Sakai sites by using a valid email address belonging to the guest.    Adding participants
Access a class that does not appear to have its own tab Learn how to find a missing Sakai site    

Access to old courses

Remove old courses from tabs Instructors can hide a course's Sakai site, which only affects your view of Sakai.  Other participants may still see the Sakai site. Hiding a Sakai site
Access a site that was previously hidden Instructors can "unhide" a course's Sakai site. Hiding a Sakai site


Project Sites - Administrative Procedures

Task Basic instructions Sakai Help reference
Make a Sakai project site Create a Sakai project site.   

Access to new sites

Give registered Sakai users access to a project site Instructors can give registered Sakai user immediate access to a Sakai site by adding them manually.   Adding participants
Give someone outside the Claremont Colleges access to a project site Instructors can manually add "guests" to their Sakai sites by using a valid email address belonging to the guest.   Adding participants
Allow users to join your project   Controlling access to your project site
Become a member of a joinable project   Joining and unjoining project sites


Content Delivery

Task Basic instructions Sakai Help reference
Upload files Add files into the Resources Tool. Resources  >  Working with files in Resources
Upload multiple files Create a WebDav link to the Resources Tool, which allows drag and drop of files between your computer and Sakai

- For Windows computers 
- For Mac OS computers 

Resources  >  Uploading files to Resources using WebDAV in Windows

Resources  >  Uploading files to Resources using WebDAV in Mac OS

Provide links to existing web sites Create a Resources URL to an existing web page. Resources  >  Working with web links (URLs)
  Create a link on the left Tools list to an existing web page.  Web Content
Examples of the use of the Web Content tool - Prof Rangel's example  
Organize files - Create subfolders
- Rename folders 
Resources  >  Working with folders
Examples of the use of the Resources tool - Prof Bligh's example
- Prof Rangel's example
 


Assessment

Task Basic instructions Sakai Help reference

Grading

Setting up the Gradebook Setting the different options, including the grading scale Making grades available to students

Using categories and weighted grades

Changing the grade entry, type, and scale
Add an assignment to the Gradebook. Automatically have an assignment be added to the Gradebook. Link Assignment to the Gradebook

Assignments

Create Assignments Create assignments for students to electronically submit Create/Add Edit or Delete Assignments
Grade Assignment Grading the assignments Grade Assignment/Review Student Status

Return Assignments
Provide a dropbox for students to submit work electronically Instructors can ask students to use the DropBox tool to privately exchange files between the instructor and the student
Drop Box Overview

Add/Edit/Delete Dropbox Item
Examples of the use of the Assignments tool - Prof Rangel's example  

Online testing

Administer tests or surveys online Understand how tests and quizzes work. Tests/Quizzes Overview
Examples of the use of the Tests and Quizzes tool - Prof Bligh's example  

Reflection

Provide students areas to reflect on their learning and receive feedback  Students can create a Blog to capture their thoughts.


Communication

Task Basic instructions Sakai Help reference

Calendar

Maintain a calendar of important dates • Add an event to the schedule.
• Manage events in schedule.
Schedule > Add or Delete an Item

Announcements

Make an announcement to the entire class • Add an announcement  
• Manage announcements
• Show recent announcements on Home (synoptic view).
Create/Edit/Delete Announcement

Post Announcement
Examples of the use of the Announcments tool - Prof Bligh's example  

Online Discussions

Conduct a discussion with students outside of class regardless of tim - Add a Forum
- Add a Topic
- Post a Message
- Reply to a Message
Create forums and topics in Forums
Post and respond to Forum messages
Conduct a discussion outside of class in real time Learn the basics of using the Chat Room Tool Read/Post/Delete Chat Room Messages

Emails

Send an email to everyone in your Sakai site Set up and use the Email Archive tool   Email Archive Overview
Examples of the use of the Email Archive tool - Prof Bligh's example  
Contact an individual student • Send a message
• Manage messages
Send and reply to messages
View and manage messages
Examples of the use of the Messages tool - Prof Bligh's example  


Collaboration

Task Basic instructions Sakai Help reference
Allow digital material (documents, images, etc.) to be shared with classmates  Create a folder in the Resources tool for students to upload and share their files   
Represent in Sakai the teams/groups created in class  Create Groups in Sakai Managing Groups
Examples of creating Groups - Prof Bligh's example  
Provide a means for students to create and edit text together - Learn the basics of editing a Wiki
- Creating additional Wiki pages
Editing Wiki pages
Adding a Wiki page
Provide a means for students to have a discussion with each other - Add a Forum
- Assign the Forum to a specific group
- Add a Topic
- Post a Message
- Reply to a Message
Create forums and topics in Forums
Controlling access to a Forum
Post and respond to Forum messages


Presentation and Usability

Task Basic instructions Sakai Help reference
Provide an introductory screen In the Home Tool, provide general information about the class, contact information, and instructions on which tool to click to access your class materials Modifying content in the Home tool
Provide a Syllabus Place a syllabus or attach a PDF version of your syllabus in the Syllabus tool Adding to the Syllabus tool
Provide an organized tools list - Remove tools not used
- Re-order the tools
Site Info > Add or Remove tools



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