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 how your colleagues are using Sakai in their courses? The Teaching and Learning with Sakai site allows PLU faculty and staff to enroll in Sakai courses developed by faculty during previous semesters. Example sites include Introduction to Sociology, General Chemistry, How Writing Works, Introduction to Psychology, the Profession of Theatre, and an online Introduction to Music course. Check out a few of these courses for Sakai inspiration and ideas that might be useful in your own teaching.
Resources to Experiment with Sakai
If you are interested in improving your skills with Sakai, consider requesting a Sakai Sandbox site where you can practice using different Sakai tools and templates. The Teaching and Learning with Sakai site contains a few practice activities for experimenting with Sakai Assignments, Forums, Tests & Quizzes, or Announcements tools.
How can Sakai enhance your teaching?
If you’re still not sure whether Sakai would be useful for your own course, consider scheduling a consultation to discuss course goals and strategies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Any course can benefit from the use of Sakai, even if an instructor is just using the online Sakai Gradebook to communicate student progress in a course. Consider talking to a colleague who is a PLUTO program graduate for advice on how Sakai can be used effectively in your discipline.