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SakaiFest on Wednesday, Aug. 17, will help faculty and students get ready to use Sakai for courses, research and committees.

Here’s a roundup of Sakai updates and resources to help you ease into the academic year.

If you will teach in Sakai this fall, drop by one of several SakaiFest locations on campus to get information and help. IT support staff will be ready to answer questions, help migrate content and assist in the course setup process. Participants can enter a raffle for an Apple TV and other prizes.

SakaiFest times and locations are:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rosenau 201A and Davis Library 246 and
  • 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Carrington Hall 1300 and Hamilton Hall 228.

Read more about SakaiFest and other available assistance.

Course Tracking Tool

This fall a large number of courses will be offered in both Blackboard and Sakai. To lessen confusion about where students can find their courses, faculty are asked to use the new Course Tracking Tool to indicate which learning management system (Sakai, Blackboard or none) they will use for each of their fall courses. The tool will be available, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 10.

It is a simple process and faculty can change selections at any time. Instructors are asked to log in, select the system each course will use and log out. The information collected will be used to ensure that a given course is only available in one system. In addition, migration reports will be provided to campus based on the information faculty provide.

On-campus Group Workshops

Register for a session.on assignments, grading, tests and quizzes and more begin Aug. 8.

Personal Consultations

Have a few questions or prefer to learn in your own office? Sign up for face-to-face or online (webinar) consultations at a time convenient to you. Personal consultations are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Sakai @ UNC Tutorials

Prefer to try Sakai first before seeking help? Use tutorials or learn how to migrate content from Blackboard to Sakai.

Learn more at the Sakai blog.