Courses Documentation and Support for Faculty

Courses (powered by Sakai) is an open-source, learning management system that offers faculty a feature-rich, online environment to support teaching and learning. The system includes basic features such as a syllabus, gradebook, and announcements. It also offers advanced features such as live chat, online testing, the ability to collect/grade assignments, distribute documents, and more.


Getting Started

Video Tutorials

Top 10 Courses Tutorials

Site Info: Course Management

Announcements: Keep Students Informed

Assignments: Collect and Grade Assignments

Blogs: Encourage Student Reflection

Collaborate/Elluminate: Web Conferencing

Dropbox: Secure Student-to-Professor File Sharing

Forums: Class Discussions

Gradebook: Secure Grade and Feedback Sharing

Messages: Email Participants

Polls: Quick Opinion Polling

Roster: View Participant Enrollments

Statistics: Assess Participation



Additional support

Within Courses (powered by Sakai) you will find access to "Help" at the bottom of the left menu. Search the built-in help to find basic how-to steps for any of the tools within Courses.

Faculty, staff, and students can also call the IT Help Desk for immediate support: (310) 506-4357 (HELP).