The Spring 2020 term has finally ended.
We know the past couple of months have been difficult and not what any of us imagined for the Spring Semester. We are especially thinking about our recent Carolina Graduates who are waiting to have their official commencement ceremonies . As Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz said,
You’ve been through a lot and you’ve accomplished so much. Remember the things that bind you to this place: your fellow classmates, your faculty members and the incredible memories you’ve made.
We hope to see everyone else back on campus when it’s safe. If you are teaching this fall, please note Fall 2020 rosters are now in Sakai. You can go ahead and create your Fall 2020 course sites now!
Step 1: ConnectCarolina
To create your course sites in Sakai, you must be listed as one of the following for each of your course rosters in ConnectCarolina :
- Primary Instructor
- Secondary Instructor
- Proxy Instructor
- Dean’s Designate
Contact your departmental course scheduler to list you in ConnectCarolina with the appropriate instructor role. If you log into ConnectCarolina and don’t see your courses listed for Fall 2020, your scheduler needs to make this change. Please note that it may take up to 24 hours to update in Sakai. Also note that Teaching Assistants in ConnectCarolina cannot create course sites in Sakai.
See more information on access:
Step 2: Create Fall 2020 Course Site
Once your departmental scheduler has listed you for your course rosters in ConnectCarolina and our Sakai data has refreshed (happens 3 times a day), here are the steps to follow on creating your course site .
Get started by clicking on Home > Worksite Setup > New OR Sites > Create New Site. Then follow these steps:
- Select course site
- Change Academic term to Fall 2020 and Continue
- Check course roster you want to create and Continue — Check only 1 roster if you want separate course sites
- Edit Home Description (or later) and Continue
- Check tools you want to use and Continue — can add/remove later
- Leave as Draft and Continue — remember to publish site when ready
If you want to reuse any old course material, you may do so before continuing in Step #5 through the “Re-use Material from Other Sites You Own” option. You can also wait until after you have created your site and use the Import from Site feature. See details on duplicating course content .
Step 3: Organize Favorite Sites
Your new sites will automatically appear in your top favorites bar. You may remove old Sakai sites from your favorites bar by clicking Sites and then the star next to each site you wish to remove (star will dim). You can also completely hide sites from your view through Preferences. The Organize Favorites tab allows you to reorder how your tabs are listed. Up to 15 sites can be displayed in your favorites bar.