Three New Tools for Teaching with Sakai

By Dana Shreaves, Instructional Designer Many instructors use Sakai for posting their syllabus, sharing resources, and communicating course grades. But did you know that Sakai tools can collect formative assessment data, help students manage their to-do lists, and facilitate communication through audio recordings?  Lesson Questions…

Using Simple Technologies to Inspire Student

by Tom Smith, Associate Professor and Chair, Theatre & Dance When I first began teaching my Auditions class a decade ago, standard professional theatre auditions were held in-person in the theatre that was casting.  Actors wishing to audition for theatres in other states were expected…

Teaching with Sakai at PLU

By Dana Bodewes, Instructional Designer The Office of the Provost’s Faculty Resources website has a new webpage dedicated to Teaching and Learning with Sakai . Here faculty can learn more about how Sakai is being used across campus. View Real PLU Sakai Sites Ever wondered…

Support for Using the New Sakai Site Templates

By Dana Bodewes, Instructional Designer During summer 2018, three templates options — Standard, Minimal, and Legacy templates — were added to the Sakai Request Course form. Sakai templates contain general tools and pages that must be updated by the instructor before publishing the site to…

New Sakai Templates – Released June 15

By Dana Bodewes, Instructional Designer On June 15, instructors who request new Sakai sites will be prompted to select from three different templates options: Standard, Minimal, and Legacy. Sakai templates contain general tools and pages that must be updated by the instructor before publishing the…

Summer Sessions: On-Budget, On-Time, Online

By Dana Bodewes, Instructional Designer Despite a long and lingering winter, it is almost time for PLU students to begin planning for summer. Instructors and advisers have an opportunity to talk with students about the advantages of participating in Summer Sessions . Consider how online…

Communicating Course Expectations

by Dana Bodewes, Instructional Designer The first weeks of a course are a critical time for establishing expectations. Teachers in K-12 education have long understood the value of classroom management; but in higher education, the topic is sometimes overlooked. Whether your teaching style is structured…

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Mortvedt Library database subscriptions make an extraordinary number of journals available to the University community. You may want to stay current with topics from your discipline or higher education. One great option is to sign up to receive personalized “alerts” to your email inbox via…

Academic Integrity and Honor Pledges

by Dana Bodewes, Instructional Designer As the end of the semester approaches, many students will inevitably begin to feel the pressure of impending papers, projects, and exams. While the prevalence of cheating varies and is difficult to measure, most faculty are concerned with ensuring the…