Archive for the ‘Instructional Technology’ Category

Sakai 11 Preview Sessions

On January 3, 2017 Allegheny Sakai will be updated to the newest version, Sakai 11. In addition to changes to the overall look and feel, Sakai 11 also includes updates to many core tools. Some highlights include a mobile friendly responsive design, a new, easy to use Gradebook tool, significant updates to the Lessons tool, and enhancements to many of Sakai’s most commonly used tools. For a brief overview of the new features, see the YouTube video below.  

There will be several opportunities for faculty and staff to preview Sakai 11 prior to the beginning of the Spring semester. Please click here to register for a preview session.

Sakai down for maintenance on Wednesday, November 2

Attention Allegheny students and faculty.

Sakai will be down for routine maintenance on Wednesday, November 2 and will be unavailable between 5:00 – 5:15 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sakai will be down for maintenance on Monday

Attention faculty:

Sakai will be unavailable from 5am to 9am on Monday, August 8.

2016 Faculty Technology Workshops

Mark your calendars for the upcoming faculty technology workshops. The workshops begin on August 16th. For more information, go to the Instructional Technology workshops page, or download a copy of the 2016 Faculty Technology Workshops schedule.

Click here to register. 

Faculty Teaching with Technology Lunch: Turning a Text into a Conversation

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015
  • Pelletier Collaboratory
  • Lunch will be served at noon and the discussion will begin at 12:20.

This lunchtime discussion will focus on sharing tips and lessons learned from using CommentPress, an open source plugin for WordPress that allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line, or block-by-block in the margins of a text. Briana Lewis, of Allegheny’s Modern and Classical Languages Department, will share her experiences with using this tool to allow students to annotate and comment on the text “La Morte amoureuse”. Register for the workshop here.