Managing Announcements and Notifications

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde

As the fall semester begins, IT staff members have received a number of inquiries related to notifications and sending announcements to students, especially with the growing number of instructors opting to use Canvas instead of Sakai. Below are some options and “gotchas” regarding notifications in UD-supported technologies, including Canvas, Sakai, and P.O. Box. I. Verify… Continue reading

Sakai@UD Planned Outage for 2.9.3 Upgrade

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde

On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Sakai@UD will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow the code to be upgraded to version 2.9.3. Sakai 2.9 contains significant performance improvements, updated technical infrastructure, hundreds of bug fixes (over 600 bug fixes and over 20 security improvements), and accessibility improvements. Significant features have been added… Continue reading

Guest management issue: Microsoft Email Accounts (Hotmail, Live, MSN, Outlook.com) prevent invitations from being delivered

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde

As staff and faculty use the Sakai and Canvas Guest Accounts services, we have noticed that when they invite guests who use Microsoft-hosted email account domains, such as: @hotmail.com @live.com @msn.com @outlook.com or any country-specific ones, such as @msn.ca, or @hotmail.br … the original invitation is not delivered properly, preventing the guest from completing the… Continue reading

Sakai and Canvas Guest Accounts Web form released!

Published on: Author: Mathieu Plourde

Information Technologies is happy to announce the launch of a Web form called Sakai and Canvas Guest Accounts. It is intended for faculty and staff to create and manage guest access to UD’s learning management systems. In addition to conforming to our integrated guest account service (which also includes the Parent/Guardian accounts), it will allow… Continue reading