Category Archives: Assessment

New! Peer Review in Sakai

We are pleased to introduce a new feature in Sakai this semester–peer review! Peer review enables students to review and critique each others’ writing through the Assignments tool. Here are ways peer review can help students improve their writing skills, … Continue reading

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Provide Students with Feedback

Most students appreciate critical assessment so they know where they stand and how they can improve. Last week we discussed adding feedback to online tests, and in this post we will explore other ways you can leave feedback in Sakai! … Continue reading

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Feedback on Online Tests

Welcome back from Fall Break! We are now in the depth of the semester, and this is a great time to give your students some feedback! One way of letting your students know how they are doing is by adding … Continue reading

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Allowing Testing Accommodations for Students

There may be occasions when instructors need to allow testing accommodations for specific students in their class. Whether a student requires additional time, must retake a test, or needs to take a test in advance, instructors can set those accommodations … Continue reading

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Fall 2011: 40% of course sites using Sakai

The migration to Sakai is fully underway and before we begin recruiting instructors for the next wave of course migrations in Spring 2012, we want to report on the current status: Of courses listed with the registrar that are using … Continue reading

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Bb Instructor Preferences: Survey said…

The results are in: Approximately 43% of respondents prefer to begin using Sakai for their courses Fall 2011. At-a-glance: 1,094 Blackboard Instructor Preferences survey responses were recorded between March 28 and April 11, 2011. 43% prefer to begin using Sakai … Continue reading

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A Look at the Numbers

Below is a chart depicting the growth in the number of course enrollments in Sakai since UNC’s pilot first began in Fall 2008. We currently have approximately 6,000 course enrollments in 101 course sites with 124 sections.  This is the … Continue reading

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