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New CourseWorks Upgrade Adds Features, Improves Interface

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On December 29, 2011 CUIT upgraded the New CourseWorks system to Sakai version 2.8. The upgrade adds a number of new features and interface improvements, including a "My Courses" page to consolidate information for easy access to content, customizable Quick Links, and a full-featured Profile tool.

Several other new tools have been added to the system and can be enabled via an email request to the New CourseWorks team. These tools include:

  • Guest Access - for granting limited access to non-UNI holders
  • Lesson Builder - a tool to coordinate and deliver content and tools within Sakai in a distance education context
  • Sign Up - a mechanism to allow students to sign up for office hours or other events
  • Gradebook 2 - a new interface to improve the current Gradebook tool

Sakai is a constantly growing and improving system, and new features and tools will be added on an ongoing basis. Stay tuned to CCNMTL's website and Twitter feed for updates.

Related news:
Dec-20-2012: New CourseWorks Downtime Dec. 27
Jan-06-2012: Faculty Workshops for January 2012
Dec-30-2011: Video Tutorials For New CourseWorks Available On YouTube
Oct-18-2011: New CourseWorks Transition at CUMC Off to a Great Start
Sep-07-2011: Fall Premiere 2011 Features Sakai LMS Transition
Aug-02-2011: Systems Go for New CourseWorks (Sakai)
May-17-2011: New CourseWorks Powered by Sakai
Jan-26-2011: CourseWorks Downtime Survival Guide
Feb-18-2008: Spring Courses Evaluating Sakai
Jul-26-2004: Sakai Project at Columbia