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Coming August 13, 2019

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Courses will be upgraded to Sakai 19. This upgrade comes with the new Rubrics feature, along with improvements and performance enhancements for the Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, Gradebook, Overview, and other tools.

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Please refer to our faculty or student training guides for tips and how-to instructions.


How will the upgrade affect my course site(s) prior to the Fall 2019 term?
Don't worry! If you have already started to set-up and cultivate your course site(s) by the day of the scheduled upgrade, all of your hard work and content will stay intact. Following the upgrade, you will be able to enjoy the new features and enhancements!

What new features and enhancements will come with the upgrade?
As with past upgrades, we will post an overview of many of the new features during the Summer 2019 term. An announcement will go out to the community when that overview is available. A sneak peek of the new enhancements include:

  • Rubrics Tool:
    • Customizable rubrics that allow instructors to score assignments (Assignments Tool), gradebook items (Gradebook Tool), and essay/short answer questions (Tests & Quizzes Tool)
  • Tests & Quizzes Tool:
    • A home-page redesign that simplifies the user-experience
  • Overview Tool:
    • New controls that allow you to manage the layout and presentation of widgets (i.e. for Calendar, Messages, and Announcements)

Will webinars covering the new features be offered prior to the upgrade?
Yes! Stay tuned. Webinar dates will be offered at a time and location that is convenient for you. Specific dates and times are forthcoming!


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