Courses Documentation and Support

Courses (powered by Sakai) is an open-source, learning management system that offers faculty and students a feature-rich, online environment to support teaching and learning. The system includes basic tools such as syllabus, gradebook, and announcements. It also offers more advanced features like live chat, online testing, online assignments, document sharing, and more.

Info About the Upgrade

For information about the new features of the latest Courses upgrade, click here.

Top 3 Solutions for Faculty

  1. Publish your courses so that students can see and access them.
  2. Add tools with ease with Site Info > Manage Tools.
  3. Reorder your site tabs so that your current classes are listed first.

Please refer to our Faculty Guides for more tips and how-to instructions.

Top 3 Solutions for Students

  1. Can't find a site? Ask your professor if it's published or check the "Sites" tab.
  2. Mac users: Don't forget the file extension! (Be sure .doc or .docx is at the end of MS Word documents so that your professors and classmates can access your document.)
  3. Use Firefox or Google Chrome for the best experience.



Faculty, staff, and students should call the Pepperdine Help Desk for immediate Courses support at (310) 506-4357 (HELP) or (866) 767-8623 (toll free in USA).