Sakai at URI – URI is a member of the Sakai Foundation
Please go to the Sakai portal page at http://sakai.uri.edu/portal/ for announcements and recent developments.
Sakai is a Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) used for teaching, research and collaboration. Systems of this type are also known as Course Management Systems (CMS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), or Virtual Learning Environments (VLE).
|Working With Sakai
Scheduled Maintenance Downtime
Sakai Database Updates
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The schedule for course availability for the following semester is:
Excel Gradebook Updater for Large-Roster Classes
We have developed an Excel spreadsheet that helps faculty remove dropped students from their Excel Gradebooks prior to uploading new data to Sakai. Please contact Brett Rutherford at email@example.com for more information.
- The Sakai Knowledge Base, Indiana University: https://www.indiana.edu/~sakaikb/
- The joinable Sakai-Training site on URI’s Sakai; go to Resources for Sakai 2.8 tool-by-tool help , FAQs, and Best Practices. All the files there are publicly viewable, so links can be made from other places.
Sakai Discussion Listserv: Communicate with URI Sakai Users
Subscribe to the public Sakai listserv, firstname.lastname@example.org, by sending an email message to email@example.com with the following command in the body of the email: SUBscribe sakai-uri
The Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) is a free and open source Courseware Management System. It features a set of software tools designed to help instructors, researchers and students collaborate online in support of their work–whether it be course instruction, research or general project collaboration.
For coursework, Sakai provides features to supplement and enhance teaching and learning. For collaboration, Sakai has tools to help organize communication and collaborative work on campus and around the world. Using a Web browser, users choose from Sakai’s tools to create a site that meets their needs. To use Sakai, no knowledge of HTML is necessary.
But the product vision reaches beyond teaching and learning applications. Many Sakai deployments include as many or more project and research collaboration sites. In addition, the Open Source Portfolio e-Portfolio system is a core part of the Sakai software. Finally, the Sakaibrary project links library resources to Sakai.
Sakai is highly customizable to meet the needs of the institution, the individual instructor, and the students. Sakai’s architecture is modular, allowing individual instructors to select the tools they want for their class. Sites can also be configured that are specifically designed for research collaboration or administrative work groups. And because the source code is freely available, the option to change or add features is always open.
Faculty, students and staff benefit from the rich array of tools and features that are available with the Sakai CLE. Because leading universities around the world developed these tools, they are sure to meet academic needs. For more on Sakai, go to the Sakai Website.