The OIRT Blog

The OIRT Blog

What is Creative Commons? Are you looking to protect your creative work but would also like to give access to others to share it or to build upon what you’ve created? You can easily protect your images, writings, videos, and music by obtaining a creative commons (CC) license. You may also utilize the works of others with […]
Has this ever happened to you? You log into your course site to see the lively debates that have surely sprung up in a discussion forum around the week’s topic, only to find that students are rehashing one another’s ideas, agreeing or disagreeing seemingly arbitrarily, or hardly responding at all. Forums can be a powerful […]
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology has recently been selected as one of EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs on their annual 2016 Dean’s List! The EdTech Dean’s List is an annual exemplary blog selection made by EdTech. EdTech is an online magazine for IT professionals in K-12 and higher education.  The magazine explores technology and education […]
Changes to Gradebook In the new version of Sakai, the Gradebook was upgraded and received many enhancements.  Gradebook now incorporates some of the features of Gradebook 2, such as the spreadsheet style layout.  However, not all of the features have been added yet.  Our goal is to have full parity between Gradebook and Gradebook 2 […]
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.   Changes in Assignments 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 […]