I've been talking about this for a couple of months, but we will be upgrading our Sakai instance to the latest version, which is 21. The upgrade will require that Sakai be completely down for a few hours in the early morning, but after that, Sakai will be back up and running for the rest of the day.
This is going to be a very subtle upgrade with most improvements aimed at the background administrative level. For instructors, here are some things you can look for:
- Lessons improvements, such as revamped Add/Edit Dialog, new Add Layout template options, improved Reorder and Date Release Indicators, and more color and formatting options for headings, buttons, and borders.
- Gradebook enhancements for exporting category averages and messaging students from the gradebook
- Rubrics are now searchable and can contain weighted criteria
- Dashboard - new organizational tool you can add to your course in Site Info>Manage Tools
- Dark Mode - Coming Soon!
Anyone who has an NPS account can log in at https://nps-dev.longsight.com/. If you find that you aren't added to any courses there, let me know and I'll add you to a demo course. Also, please note that changes to the development server will not translate over to our production server. This server is strictly for demonstration.