The OIRT Blog

The OIRT Blog

Chances are, if you are an avid Sakai user, then you have found the Assignments Tool to be extremely useful for grading, creating, distributing and collecting assignments online.   The newest feature within the Assignments Tool is the ability to create, save, and reuse a grading rubric.  The rubrics can be configured to calculate scores based […]
The 2016 Workforce Skills Preparedness Report found that students are leaving colleges and universities without critical thinking and problem solving skills. They also lack proficiency in writing and professional communication. Paying attention to details also seems to be lacking. Interestingly, 50% of managers feel that recent graduates are prepared for a full time job while 87% […]
The upgraded Lessons Tool will look different but will still possess most of the functionality you’re used to, with a host of additional features. Some of the newly updated features will include: A more simplified and consolidated menu bar with categorized menu items, and multiple ways to quickly access add, edit or remove another item […]
In Sakai 11 the Gradebook Tool has been upgraded and will look noticeably different. However, the Gradebook will have all of the functionality you were accustomed to with additional features.  This will include aspects found in Gradebook 2, such as a spreadsheet style display and grading by letter.  Our goal is to incorporate all of […]
The Discussion & Private Messages (DPM) tool will no longer be available in the newest version of Sakai. However, there are new tools in place that will allow you to replicate DPM’s functionality.MessagesNew to Sakai is the Messages tool. With the Messages tool, you will be able to send and receive private messages from participants […]