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  • There are many options for setting up your Gradebook in Sakai. Most gradebooks fall into one of the following types. Examples of each scenario are provided to help you determine which setup option is the best match for your course.

  • Updated on: Mar 22, 2019

    How do I add an assignment?

  • Updated on: Mar 22, 2019

    How do I add an assignment?

    Instructors will use the Add Assignment form to set delivery dates, provide instructions, and include attachments of readings or related files needed for the assignment.  In addition, instructors will specify the submission format, inline and/or attachment or non-electronic.  After all options have been selected, the assignment is posted and becomes available to students on the open date.

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Mar 21, 2019

    What is the Tests & Quizzes tool?

    The Tests & Quizzes tool allows instructors to create online assessments (i.e., tests, exams, quizzes, and surveys) for delivery via a web interface to students or other groups. It was designed primarily to administer tests, but instructors may also create assessments to gather survey information or informal course feedback. Assessments are created question by question, or through already prepared text, or through import from a formatted XML file.

    The Tests & Quizzes tool offers many settings that allow instructors to control the layout, delivery, grading, student review options, and metadata of the assessment. These settings can be adjusted during the authoring. A bundle of values for the settings defines an Assessment Type, which allows instructors to store and re-use the settings of successive assessments. Using the drop-down menu to select an assessment type, an instructor can give a new assessment the settings of an assessment type that has been created and saved.

    Assessments in this tool fall into the two categories - Working Copies and Published Copies, which represent the instructor and student phases, respectively. Authoring by the instructor takes place in Working Copies; a new assessment appears in that category.  The act of publication makes the assessment available to students and moves it to the Published Copies category, where submissions and results become available.

    Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add tools to my site?

  • Updated on: Mar 21, 2019

    What is the Chat tool?

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: Mar 21, 2019

    What is the Chat tool?

    The Chat Room is a real-time, text-only chat tool within a site. The Chat Room tool can be used for synchronous, unstructured conversations among site participants who are logged into the site at the same time. Only participants enrolled in the same site may chat using the Chat Room.

    The Chat Room tool supports multiple rooms and the default room can be set by the instructor or site administrator. For example, instructors may choose to create an "Online Office Hours" chat room for student questions and answers. Chat rooms for student groups can also be set up as a space to collaborate among group members across distances.

    The Chat Room tool alerts users to other participants who have entered the same chat room. This way, users know who is available to talk.

    Messages posted to the Chat Room tool are archived for participants to view later.  An instructor or site administrator can select how many archived messages display in a chat room.  There is also an option (enabled by default) to allow each site participant to change their view of archived messages.

    The Chat Room tool does not provide a way to chat privately. By default, all messages are visible to all participants.

    When this tool is added to a site, a Recent Chat Messages section that lists new messages is available on the site's Home page.

    Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add tools to my site?

    Manual Communication
  • Updated on: Mar 20, 2019

    Using UVACollab's Accessibility Features

    Manual For Students