Gradebook2, Sakai upgrades scheduled this summer

SmartSite will gain several improvements this summer, both to its underlying Sakai software and to its widely used Gradebook2 grading tool.

The upgrade to Sakai version 2.7.2, to be installed June 17-18, is a standard change initiated by rSmart, the vendor that hosts SmartSite for UC Davis. The upgrades to Gradebook2, to be installed in June and in August, will fix problems and add capabilities requested by faculty.

Information and Educational Technology has scheduled the work during normal maintenance windows from:

  • 10 p.m. Friday, June 17, to as late as 8 a.m. Saturday, June 18. SmartSite and Gradebook2 will be unavailable.
  • 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, to as late as 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. SmartSite and Gradebook2 will be unavailable.

The timing minimizes the impact on faculty and students. The June date falls after spring quarter, and the August date comes well ahead of the start of the 2011-12 academic year. IET will post updates about the August work later this summer.

Read more about the upgrades in the FAQ at the SmartSite home page. Faculty, students or staff who have questions or problems may contact the IT Express Computing Services Help Desk, open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; call 530-754-HELP (4357) or email smartsite-help@ucdavis.edu. The operating status of SmartSite is always available at status.ucdavis.edu, and service bulletins will be posted there as needed.