New Gradebook Tool
The Sakai 11 Gradebook is centered around a new spreadsheet-style interface, providing a faster and more comfortable experience. Fully compatible with legacy Gradebook content, the new Gradebook tool includes:
- Spreadsheet-style grade entry
- Automatic saving / score validation
- Individual student Grade Summary screens, with integrated Student Review Mode
- Simplified and consolidated Import/Export process
- Enhanced statistics for graded items
- Flexible display options for final course grades (letter grade, percentage, points)
- Improved accessibility
- Simplified settings screen
Classic Gradebook Tool
The Gradebook tool allows instructors to calculate, store, and distribute class grade information to their students. The Sakai Gradebook tool is linked to the Sakai Assignments and Tests & Quizzes tools. The Gradebook can import grades from these tools automatically. Support for extra credit is also included.
Gradebook2 Tool (Contrib)
The Gradebook2 tool allows instructors to calculate, store, and distribute class grade information to their students. Students can then view their individual grade information. Grades can be imported directly into Sakai and kept track of in a more efficient manner. Grades can also be imported out of Sakai. Support for extra credit is also included.
Kaltura Video Tool
The Kaltura Video Tool for Sakai is a full video solution that provides users the ability to upload, catalog, edit, share, and publish video and related content. Once installed, it is completely integrated into the Sakai system and existing workflows.
Lesson Builder Tool
Lesson Builder is a tool that allows an instructor to organize resources, quizzes, tests, and media on a single page. Instructors can have as many Lesson Builder pages in their site as they see fit. Each Lesson Builder page can be customized to suit the needs of the lesson by taking some of the tools available in Sakai and putting them on to a single page, which includes a toolbar. Instructors can add assignments, tests, resources, text, links, images, discussion forums, and other pieces of media to a Lesson Builder page by using the Action Buttons at the top of the page.
Test and Quizzes
The Sakai Assessment Manager allows the instructor to create, deliver, and grade assessments. The instructor has the ability to create assessment templates that control assessment settings and manage assessment content using question pools. The assessment templates allow instructors to manage different types of settings for a specific assessment type. These settings include security settings, time limitations, feedback options, submission options, assessment organization and navigation options, and grading options. Users have the ability to complete Group Assignments and to Peer-Graded Assignments. Question types include Calculated question, Extended Matching Items, and Image Map.
The Syllabus tool provides instructors the ability to create and post their course syllabus online. The Syllabus tool has a rich content editor that allows for easy content creation online. Instructors can also input a Web page through the redirect button and have an offline syllabus posted. Instructors can choose to have a notification email sent to site participants to alert them that the syllabus has been posted. Bulk update of syllabus items and accordion view is also available.
The Home page is the landing place for each worksite. It can be customized to include multiple tools. By default, the Home page includes the most frequently used tools by worksite users.