Sakai and Instructional Technology

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Sakai Support

Contact us for help with Sakai!

The Instructional Technology group supports Sakai and related instructional technologies for the faculty, staff and students in the school. We can help guide you through campus and school-supported technologies, and help determine the “why” and “when” of using technology for instruction. Get in touch with us using our Contact Us info, attend a workshop, or browse through our documentation or FAQs for an answer to your question.

We can advise and assist with Sakai and other tools, including VoiceThread, Blackboard Collaborate, Warpwire, Poll Everywhere, and more.

Doing course development for next fall?

Contact us at sph-edtech@unc.edu if we can help with any course-related and/or technology questions, or for a standard Sakai consultation.

No events currently scheduled.

Teach a course using Sakai? Did you know that our resident Sakai expert, Andrew Ochs, sets aside time each week to meet with YOU? Contact Andrew (andrew_ochs@unc.edu) to set up a consult that fits your schedule.


Consulting

We can provide consultation on a number of instructional technology subjects, including:

  • Course design
  • Effective and appropriate use of technology for instruction
  • Active learning techniques
  • Advanced ways to leverage Sakai
  • Producing multimedia for your course using Adobe Presenter and other tools
  • Effective group work online
  • Solutions for video-hosting

Use the Contact Us information to request a consultation.


Training and Workshop Sessions

We provide regular training and workshop sessions on Sakai and other instructional technologies.

Workshop Schedule:

The New Sakai Gradebook Tool

Lessons Tool & Checklists

The New Sakai Gradebook Tool

Learn about the New Sakai Gradebook to make grading easier this semester! In this 30-minute seminar, we’ll walk you through the features of the much-improved Sakai Gradebook and learn how to transition to the new Gradebook version.

Immediately following, there will be 30 minutes available for questions and workshopping your materials.

Spots are limited – RSVP to Andrew Ochs (andrew_ochs@unc.edu) to reserve your spot!

Lessons Tool & Checklists

Did you know that students say they like Sakai when it’s easy to find everything in a course? In this 30-minute seminar, we’ll show you how to use the Lessons Tool and Checklists to help students stay oriented and focused in your course.

Immediately following, there will be 30 minutes available for questions and workshopping your materials.

Spots are limited – RSVP to Andrew Ochs (andrew_ochs@unc.edu) to reserve your spot!

The New Sakai Gradebook Tool

Dates and Location:

Dates upcoming later this summer.

Contact us at sph_it@unc.edu if you’re interested in this topic.

Lessons Tool & Checklists

Dates and Location:

Dates upcoming later this summer.

Contact us at sph_it@unc.edu if you’re interested in this topic.


Documentation

Sakai:

Poll Everywhere:

Voicethread:

Warpwire:

Blackboard Collaborate

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About

The Instructional Technology group includes:

  • Aiya Williams, Instructional Technology Manager, instructional designer
  • Ben Davis, Audio Technician and Mediasite Adminstrator
  • Andrew Ochs, Instructional Web Developer, Sakai point person