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Courses Upgrade Powered by Sakai 12

Technology and Learning is excited to announce Courses has been upgraded!

On August 17, 2018, Courses (powered by Sakai) was upgraded to version 12.3. This upgrade has accessibility improvements and performance enhancements for the Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, Gradebook, and Lessons tools.

Upgrade Highlights:

Lessons Tool: Sub-Page Navigation

Leverage sub-page navigation on the Lessons tool to reduce the number of clicks within your lessons.

Lessons Tool: Page-Ownership

Grant individual page-ownership on Lessons tool sub-pages to students, teaching assistants, and other course site participants.

Lessons Tool: Greater Tool Integration

Integrate elements from other course site tools like the Calendar, Resources, Forums, and Announcements.

Tests & Quizzes Tool: Exceptions for Extra Time

Configure an assessment with exceptions on availability and time duration for specific students or groups.

Gradebook Tool: New Improvements and Features

Leverage new user interface enhancements, including the new course grade statistics feature and item order functionality.

Favorite Your Course Sites in the Sites Waffle

Manage your favorite course sites easily by term or by individual site.


The TechLearn team hosted two webinars for the upgrade on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, August 7 (11:00 AM–12:00 PM Pacific)
  • Thursday, September 13 (11:00 AM–12:00 PM Pacific)

Interested in watching a recording of one of the webinars? Watch one of the 1-hour webinars


Courses (Sakai) Feature Requests

The Courses community is continuously developing and improving the Learning Management System (LMS). Do you have ideas on how to advance teaching and learning using Courses? Let us know by completing our feature request form.


Clear Your Cache!

After the upgrade, users will need to clear their web browser cache to see all of the new changes. Learn how and why it's important to clear your browser cache.


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