Friday, January 6, 2012

Checklist for a New Academic Term

By Alan Regan

Welcome back!

As you get started with a new academic term, we want to remind you of the most common items professors do at the beginning of a new semester/trimester.

Checklist for a New Academic Term:

  1. Access Courses (powered by Sakai).
  2. Publish your class site so that students can see and access it.
  3. Reorder your site tabs to access your classes quickly and easily.
  4. Add or remove tools to engage students in learning activities.
  5. Reorder your tools to focus student attention.
  6. Post your syllabus to inform students of learning objectives and requirements.
  7. Copy course materials from a previous semester to repurpose your hard work.
  8. Combine class rosters if you are teaching cross-listed classes or multiple sections of the same class but want to manage only one site.
If you are new to Courses (powered by Sakai), need a refresher, or want to expand your knowledge, please sign up for a one-on-one consultation with our Technology and Learning team.  You may also contact your Seaver College technology liaison or graduate campus support representative for training and support.

And if your students need some guidance, point them to or TechCentral.

We hope you find this information valuable!