For Students - Getting Started with Sakai
- 1 Welcome to Sakai!
- 2 FAQs about getting started as a student
- 2.1 How can I find Sakai?
- 2.2 How can I log into Sakai?
- 2.3 How can I find my courses?
- 2.4 One of my courses is not available in Sakai. Is something wrong?
- 2.5 How can I change my favourited courses?
- 2.6 Where can I get technical help?
- 2.7 How can I download the course syllabus?
- 2.8 How can I submit an assignment?
- 2.9 How can I begin a quiz?
Welcome to Sakai!
Sakai (sometimes called 'Isaak-Sakai' or 'Isaak') is Brock University's online system for managing your course work. Sakai can be used to track your courses, download course materials, submit your course work, communicate with your instructors, or sometimes to connect to other places across the web.
FAQs about getting started as a student
How can I find Sakai?
It can also be located from most Brock University webpages:
- visit any brocku.ca webpage
- open Menu
- click Isaak/Sakai
How can I log into Sakai?
After visiting https://lms.brocku.ca/portal/, click Brock Login.
If you haven't logged into Sakai in a little while, you'll be directed to a Microsoft-hosted login page. Enter your Brock email and click Next.
You'll be directed to Brock's login page. Enter your full Brock email and password and click Sign in.
Lastly, you'll be prompted to approve your login using your chosen authenticator method. Visit Brock University's Multi-Factor Authentication page for more information about setting up authentication.
How can I find my courses?
A full list of your courses in Sakai from the current and previous terms is available to you from the Sites area. After opening Sites, click upon a course to enter its Sakai site.
One of my courses is not available in Sakai. Is something wrong?
- If the class has just begun, give it a few days. Many course instructors choose to open their Sakai sites to students on or near the first day of classes.
- If you've just registered for a course, it can sometimes take up to one day for the course's Sakai site to appear for you.
- Steps in How can I find my courses? above might help you locate a missing course.
How can I change my favourited courses?
Favourited or pinned courses will always be shown to you in your top navigation from any Sakai page and will possess a yellow next to their title. Updating your favourited courses once in a while or at the start of new terms can be handy, as it keeps your Sakai experience fresh.
To update your favourited courses, try these steps:
- Open the Sites menu
- Find a course that is not yet favourited
- Click upon the star icon
- The course will now appear in your top navigation on any page in Sakai
Where can I get technical help?
How can I download the course syllabus?
Many instructors will choose to share their course's syllabus or course outline within the Resources tool in their Sakai sites. It's also possible that readings, assignment descriptions, and other useful course info is available in Resources, so checking once in a while is a great idea.
Try these quick steps to download a course syllabus, if it's available, from the Resources tool:
- Open the Resources tool
- Click upon the syllabus to download it
How can I submit an assignment?
Most online assignments collected within Sakai will occur within the Assignments tool. While some courses may have special instructions for submitting your assignments (check the syllabus!), some useful general instructions are available at Submit an Assignment.
Is the course calling for you to create a video for your assignment? Try the steps in Submit a Video Assignment.
How can I begin a quiz?
Tests, midterms, quizzes, and even final examinations are often collected via Sakai's Tests & Quizzes tool. Schedules might vary, and your instructor might have special instructions (check the syllabus!), some good general instructors for beginning a test in Tests & Quizzes are available at Submit a test or quiz.
Be certain to take a peak at Test-Taking Tips!