Academic Tools & Resources

Learn how to access and utilize various resources such as Sakai, Qualtrics, Mathematica and other academic tools.

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Sakai

Sakai as is our primary learning management system. It provides tools and features leveraged by instructors for teaching at SLU. Educational Technologies provides instruction and training for faculty who are using this application.

Saints Portal (SLU Portal)

The Saints Portal is where employees enter their time, check their benefits, and access their W2s, as well as other administrative information.

Faculty go here to enter mid-term and final grades, access class rosters and provide search by sections for course availability.

Students see grades, review and accept financial aid and scholarships, can review course catalog, access your 1098-T, or submit transcript requests.

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Pinned Article Using Software for Class Remotely via remote.stlawu.edu

Instructions for how to use the Remote Software website in order to access applications, programs, and software for classes off-campus.

Best Practices for Remote Testing

In the overview that follows, testing will be defined as administering quizzes, exams, and other assessments that might normally be delivered in the form of a document that students receive, complete, and return to the professor. Instructors are encouraged to observe these practices when administering online assessments.

Create Animations and Presentations with PowToon

PowToon is an online application for creating short explainer videos and animations. Sign in with your St. Lawrence University Microsoft 365 credentials to get started and contact IT to request a license upgrade.

Create PDF in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Mac OS

This article explains how to export or print as PDF in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Mac (version 15.x). Academic posters must be a PDF when submitted for large format printing.

Getting Started with H5P

H5P is an application for creating interactive HTML5 content.

Getting Started with Panopto

Panopto records your screen and up to two other video sources. Add Sakai integration for easy access to course content.

iMovie Library Backup

This article explains how to back up your iMovie library in iMovie version 10. Your iMovie library contains all imported events and project files. Do not open any library files directly from a network drive as this could lead to data loss.

LANSchool Computer Lab/Classroom Management Software

LANSchool (Smart Sync replacement) has broad applicability to either teaching or research conducted in computer labs and is available in the following spaces: Bewkes 107, Bewkes 109, JHS 224, Madill 222, Valentine 124, and Valentine 207.

Linkedin Learning

Information about Linkedin Learning for Online Training

Online Learning Consortium

St. Lawrence University is a member of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Membership benefits include discounts on workshops, courses, and conferences.

Record a Screencast with Screencast-O-Matic

Faculty, staff and students can record screencasts and presentations with Screencast-O-Matic at https://screencast-o-matic.com/stlawu.

Sakai Faculty Portfolio

Faculty may create a a faculty portfolio site in Sakai. Sakai portfolio sites are typically for use by internal SLU audiences only, but there is the ability to add an outside participant if needed.

SLU Virtual Desktop Software List

The following programs are available to SLU faculty, staff, and students via the virtual SLU Windows Desktop.

Tips for Taking Online Tests in Sakai

Taking tests can be stressful. Taking tests online will be more stressful if you encounter technical issues. While there is no guarantee, adhering to the guidelines below will help you avoid some of the more common technical issues encountered while taking online tests in Sakai to ensure your work gets submitted successfully.

WeVideo Online Video Editor

WeVideo is an online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share movies. A limited number of WeVideo licenses are available to faculty, staff, and students that sign in with their St. Lawrence University Microsoft 365 credentials.