Sakai is a Learning Management System (LMS) that is used by URI. It replaced WebCT in the Fall, 2009 semester. Sakai can be used to deliver an entire online course or it can be used to supplement a traditional course. At the SLRC, we use Sakai mainly as a supplement to our courses.
While many SLRC faculty members are using Sakai to supplement their courses, not all have done so. If you do not see a tab for one of your courses, please check with the instructor. Here you will find some general instructions for using Sakai, but remember, each instructor will use Sakai somewhat differently, so be sure to follow your professor's instructions.
In addition to coursework, Sakai can be used as a platform for organizing and communication among members of a group. We have set up a Sakai site called SLRC for all students in our master's and certificate programs as well as SLRC faculty members. If you do not see an SLRC tab when you log onto Sakai, email Professor Scholl firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you log onto Sakai, you will see a series of tabs across the top of the application. You should see the following:
Sakai displays a maximum of 6 tabs, including the My Workspace. If you have more than 5 courses, Sakai will display 4 tabs and a pull-down menu to access any other tabs. You can change the order of the tabs and which ones are displayed using this procedure: