Spring 2018 Semester in Review

Another semester has come and gone, and Summer courses are already well underway! Let’s take a moment to look back on another successful semester here at Carolina.

Before we dive into numbers, we wanted to say a quick thanks to the featured UNC students in the current photo on the Sakai gateway page!

From left to right: Patrick Buhr, Arijit Datta, Branden Pantoja, Han Wang
Photographer: Damian Walker


With Sakai being the University’s central learning management system, it’s no wonder there were over 4,000 courses in Sakai this semester!

Course sections: 4,039
Course sites: 3,216
Unique instructors: 2,273
Project sites to date: 3,587

Here are the top 10 tools in Sakai for Spring 2018:

table of top sakai tools: groups, messages, gradebook, course reserves, syllabus, announcements, gradebook classic, roster, assignments, drop boxVoiceThread

What is VoiceThread, you might ask? Think of this tool as a set of slides of images, documents, videos, PowerPoint slides, or really anything to be shared online. Your collaborators can post comments on your VoiceThreads, adding to a rich discussion around your shared media!

MonthVTs CreatedUsage in MinsTotal Comments


Do you have videos you need to share privately with your students? Consider using Warpwire, the video-streaming service available directly in your Sakai course site. You can add videos through the Warpwire tool or just use the Warpwire plug-in in the text editor to essentially stream videos in any part of your Sakai site!

MonthFiles CreatedUnique ViewersTime Watched
January2,0863,09845d 9h 54m 10s
February2853,83267d 17h 27m 42s
March3302,43138d 20h 53m 52s
April3623,14853d 23h 23m 13s
May 1-137656710d 16h 5m 37s
TOTAL3,13913,076216d 15h 44m 34s

Poll Everywhere

This semester we had 261 active instructors using Poll Everywhere, including 51 new accounts. Check out the overall usage since we’ve had Poll Everywhere available at UNC!

Instructors: 568
Participants: 45,932
Polls: 32,997
Poll Responses: 4,445,848

Thanks for a great semester!