Webinar Series Video Highlights

Apereo Event Videos

The Apereo You Tube channel is over at https://www.youtube.com/user/apereo/videos and Sakai has it's own You Tube channel at http://bit.ly/youtubesakai

An Introduction to the CAS Ecosystem
Jérôme Leleu - Chair of the CAS PMC

Sakai - Accessibility 

Xerte Online Toolkits
The Xerte Project provides a suite of award-winning open-source tools for elearning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials. The tools are in use in institutions and organisations all over the world, with an enthusiastic community of users, and an active team of developers working to bring new features and enhancements to the software.This webinar provides an introduction to Xerte.

An Open Source Analytics Vision - 18th February 2015
Learning analytics is at a critical juncture in its lifecycle. To date, much of the learning analytics-related research, software development, and standards work that exists has taken place in relative isolation. This lack of collaboration, openness, and integrated systems greatly limits the potential of learning analytics. LA initiatives have typically been dependent upon "closed" systems, proprietary data models and single use tools.


Sakai Wiki Future - 4th February 2015
Our existing Sakai wiki is aging, no longer seems to meet the functional needs of the community, and is not technically sustainable. Yet when asked whether Sakai needs a wiki tool or not, we hear from a number of members of the community that we do need a wiki as part of Sakai. So what are the right questions?

Introducing UniTime - December 2014
UniTime is a comprehensive educational scheduling system that supports developing course and exam timetables, managing changes to these timetables, sharing rooms with other events, and scheduling students to individual classes. It is a distributed system that allows multiple university and departmental schedule managers to coordinate efforts to build and modify a schedule that meets their diverse organizational needs while allowing for minimization of student course conflicts. It can be used alone to create and maintain a school's schedule of classes and/or exams, or interfaced with an existing student information system.


Introducing Karuta - 3rd December 2014
Karuta is a new open source ePortfolio that has been LTI-enabled for integration with Sakai. Karuta was created in the spirit of the Open Source Portfolio (OSP). Karuta 1.0, which is currently available for piloting, offers dramatic flexibility for designing learning portfolios with rubrics for the assessment of learning outcomes. Subsequent releases will add functionality for assessment, accreditation, and showcasing, along with a migration path from OSP to Karuta. This webinar will outline the incubation process Karuta is undergoing with the Apereo Foundation and provide a detailed demonstration of current Karuta portfolio functionality.


Michael Feldstein Keynote Presentation at the 2014 Sakai Virtual Conference: 
Re-Imagining Educational Content for a Digital World


Student Success Plan - 12th November 2014
Update on the work of the Student Success Plan Project. Institutions seek ways to help their students meet their goals and graduate on time. Students may face obstacles in their academic and personal lives which prevent them from meeting their goals. The Student Success Plan (SSP) helps students remove these obstacles and create a clear academic pathway, positively impacting student success. Through SSP, counseling services, student services, and student support can determine student challenges and match students with the resources and courses they need to excel.


Meet uPortal 4.1 - 29th October 2014
Jim Helwig (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Drew Wills (Unicon) describe new developments in uPortal, the open source portal framework for higher education.


Open Source and Geographic Imbalance - Laura Czerniewicz, University of Cape Town 
Laura Czerniewicz, of the University of Cape Town, discusses southern hemisphere engagement and participation in open source communities -which contrasts with the dominance of the northern hemisphere in technology related initiatives. This is a summary of a keynote presentation by Laura at the Open Apereo Conference in June 2014.