by Benjamin Royas
This presentation will take an in-depth look at the workshops and support services offered to faculty using Sakai at Claremont McKenna College (CMC). During each summer and winter break, CMC offers a series of workshops designed to promote Sakai and educate faculty on how to use Sakai's various tools for better teaching and learning. To complement these workshops, the office of Instructional Technology and Client Services offers faculty Sakai support and digitization services on a daily basis throughout the academic year. We've found that our workshop and support model has been highly successful for our liberal arts college. Please join us in this presentation to learn more about our model and walk away with best practices for offering Sakai workshops and effectively supporting faculty once the workshops are over.
by Ian Dolphin
This BOF will be led by two institutions which have used the Sakai CLE as the delivery platform for a MOOC; HEC Montreal, and the University of Amsterdam. They will be joined by those involved in the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research MOOC, which also uses the Sakai CLE. This is a significant opportunity to share your personal and institutional perspectives, and to learn from those engaged in early practice in this area.
This presentation highlights a unique approach for teaching how to create Tests and Quizzes with Sakai. This complex tool is difficult to explain, especially to people who are used to another system or have not done online assessment. As part of its recent transition to Sakai, our university developed a 90-minute training session that emphasizes the central steps for using the tool and promotes effective teaching.
The presentation will show how trainees start by developing a question pool and a custom assessment type. They then create a simple assessment using direct entry and markup. Finally they take a quiz and grade it. Our workshop concentrates on the big picture and encourages long-term planning, giving minimal coverage to confusing variations and exceptions.
The presenter will invite attendees to share tips and strategies for approaching the Tests and Quizzes tool. Participants will leave with a copy of our workshop materials and fresh ideas for developing their own training.
by Neal Caidin
The Sakai CLE 2.9 builds on previous releases by refining and stabilizing the 2.x feature set. It offers dozens of new features and improvements to key areas like accessibility, internationalization, performance, and security. Sakai CLE 2.9 sports a new updated interface with a beautiful new skin and improved efficiency for users. Significant enhancements have been made for IMS Common Cartridge support as well as for a number of core tools including Lessons, Samigo Tests and Quizzes, Forums and Messages, Profile, Gradebook and Resources tools. Come learn about all the improvements and an outline of forecasted plans for the future.
Building upon UVa?s interactive syllabus functionality, we have developed pre-configured site templates to streamline instructor options for structuring and delivering course content. Site templates utilize the Lessons tool as the primary locus for delivery of site content and activities to students. Tools in which actual activities are created are hidden from students in order to direct their access to content and activities from a central source in the site. We refer to this model of site organization as the Electronic Course Layout and Presentation System (eCLPS).
This session will acquaint attendees with site template designs & configurations, enhancements to CKeditor, and improvements that ensure embedded links are updated when content is re-used in new sites, all in support of the instructional design goals that inspired this model of content delivery. We?ll showcase real course sites based on this model and a site template designed specifically for one of UVa?s schools.
Join us for fast, fun presentations about teaching with Sakai. Each presentation is 5-7 minutes. Learn how your peers are using open source software to promote learning and research across the globe.
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2nd–7th June 2013