On Friday, December 3, 2021, UGCS will be upgrading UG learning management system to the latest version, Sakai 21. The upgrade comes with several enhancements and new features for Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, Gradebook, Site Info, and other tools.

The Learning Management system will be unavailable from   Friday, December 3 at 8:00am- Sunday, December 5 at 6:00pm during the upgrade.

 All existing course sites and related content will be retained.

New Features

This update includes improved performance and feature enhancements including:

  1. An optional Sakai grader service in assignments, which allows instructors to view attached submissions in-line.
  2. New optional Dark Mode display setting
  3. A new "Date Manager" service, which allows instructors to edit all open dates and due dates for various tools in one place.
  4. A way to message students right from the Gradebook based upon performance on a particular activity.
  5. The Forums tool was renamed to "Discussions."
  6. Other Enhancements to Tests & Quizzes, Gradebook, and Lessons.
  7. And more!

Information/Q&A Sessions on Sakai 21

UGCS will host a series of webinars via Microsoft teams to introduce faculty and students to Sakai 21. The schedule is listed below, and registration is required.


Session 1: What's New in Sakai 21? (Faculty)

Schedule for Faculty

  1. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am
  2. Thursday, November 25, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm
  3. Thursday, January 6th, 10:00am-11:30am

          Registration link: https://forms.gle/B7eQsSJB6Frw2X8a6 


Session 2: What's New in Sakai 21? (Students)

Schedule for Students

  1. Tuesday, January 11th, 1:00-2:30pm

Registration link: https://forms.gle/iQL1frYXWHjkUz3d6 

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