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USAonline Fundamental/Sakai 101

USAonline Fundamenatal/Sakai 101 is USA’s basic, four-part certification program that represents the minimum competencies* required for using Sakai CLE effectively for courses and collaborative projects.  The four parts cover the following topics:

  1. Part 1: Getting Started in Sakai
  2. Part 2: Delivering Content in Sakai
  3. Part 3: Assessment in Sakai
  4. Part 4: Communication in Sakai

Individuals can achieve USAonline Fundamentals/Sakai 101 Certification three different ways:

  1. by successfully completing the four-part on-campus training workshops delivered by the ILC
  2. by successfully completing the four-part online training modules delivered by the ILC through Sakai–There is also an option to complete it with instructor guidance through a three-week moderated course, or you may complete it on your own
  3. by providing evidence of the required competencies without formal ILC training

Each module is designed to take about two hours. No matter which option you choose, you must start with Part 1. After you complete Part 1, you can take the other modules in any order or in any of the three available modalities.

*The competencies for each part of Sakai 101 can be seen here.

To view and register for on-campus workshops, click here.

USAonline Fundamentals/Sakai 101 Online

Sakai 101 is now available online!  You can receive certification for all or parts of Sakai 101 by enrolling in Sakai 101: The Basics in Sakai.

To register for Sakai 101 Online, click here. You will receive an email within one business day informing you how to access the course.

Do-It-Yourself USAonline Fundamentals/Sakai 101 Certification

To achieve Certification for all of Sakai 101 or individual parts without attending on-campus workshops or the Sakai 101 online training modules, individuals should create a course or project site in Sakai that demonstrates the competencies required for each part.  Competencies with an asterisk (*) must be demonstrated either in person or by explanation or description in a Word document in Resources of the project site titled Sakai101.doc.

Once you feel you have met the competencies for one or more parts, you can request a Sakai Certification Review here.

LMS Certification Requirements

All full-time faculty are required to be certified in all four parts of Sakai 101. Part-time faculty who teach online or blended courses at USA are also required to be certified in all four parts. Part-time faculty members who teach only web-enhanced courses must complete at least Part 1. The University Policy for LMS Certification of Faculty Members is located on the Academic Affairs web site. 

For additional information regarding certification as well as many instructional videos and "How-To" tutorial resources related to Sakai 101, visit the ILC Resources page