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Computing services unavailable on April 12

On Saturday, April 12, during regularly scheduled maintenance between 7 a.m. and noon, many computer-based services including, but not limited to, Sakai, Banner, WIN, Cognos, and NOVAtime will be unavailable. Information Systems staff will perform required maintenance during this time. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help.wfu.edu or 336-758-4357.

Sakai upgraded over winter break

On Jan. 5, Information Systems staff performed an upgrade to Sakai, Wake Forest’s learning management system. Previously created sites and their content were retained. It now has new functionality, including improved Profile and Assignments tools, an enhanced content editor with increased math capabilities, and a choice of Gradebooks.

Please see the Sakai Blog for information on what’s new in Sakai 2.8.2. Check out the Professional Development Center (PDC) for a list of classes. Don’t forget that you can also find tips and how tos on the FAQ page.

Sakai unavailable on Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 5, Sakai — Wake Forest’s learning management system — will be unavailable between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. while the Information Systems staff performs an upgrade. All existing sites and their content will be retained.

The new version of Sakai will provide increased functionality, including improved Profile and Assignments tools, an enhanced content editor with additional math capabilities, and a choice of Gradebooks. Look for more information about improvements and new features on the Sakai login page.

Information Systems apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause. If you have any questions, please contact us at help@wfu.edu or 336.758.4357.

Sakai to be upgraded over winter break

Information Systems staff will perform an upgrade to Sakai, Wake Forest’s learning management system, over the winter break. The expected upgrade date is Jan. 5, 2013, and is dependent upon issue resolution and user testing. If we determine that the upgrade must be performed on a later date, detailed communications will be sent to you about the date change.

During the upgrade, Sakai will be unavailable for one working day. All existing course and project sites and their content will be retained. The new version of Sakai will provide increased functionality, including improved Profile and Assignments tools, an enhanced content editor with increased math capabilities, and a choice of Gradebooks. The new Assignments tool better integrates with the Gradebook and the additional Gradebook tool allows lowest grades to be dropped from a category and gives the option of an extra credit feature.

More information about the upgrade details, improvements, new features, and learning opportunities will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions, please contact us at help@wfu.edu or 336.758.4357.