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Classes*v2

Classes*v2 is a locally hosted and managed instance of Sakai 2.8, a Learning Management System (or Course Management System) that provides the Yale community with a powerful, integrated set of web-based tools for teaching, learning, and sharing information.

Features include syllabus hosting, integration with Banner, project sites, Course Reserves integration, file sharing, video streaming, messaging and email or announcements, scheduling and sign-up, collecting assignments, grading, and more.

In Spring 2015, Yale began to explore Canvas as an alternative learning management system to Classes*v2.  For more information on Canvas, and this initiative, please visit the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning website

Features

  • Syllabus hosting
    Instructors upload their syllabus to the Classes*v2 website, where it can be accessed it from OCI (Online Course Information, www.yale.edu/oci.
  • Integration with Banner
    Classes*v2 is integrated with the Registrar's database. Using this data, Classes*v2 creates a course site for each class before the beginning of the semester. Instructors, students, and section membership are automatically added.
  • Project collaboration
    Classes*v2 also hosts many project sites, which are useful for organizations and groups to organize data and projects. Any member of the Yale community may request a project site.
  • Course Reserves
    The library's course reserves system is automatically integrated into Classes*v2. Instructors may add materials to their reserves list through their course site.
  • File sharing
    Using the Resources tool, materials can be shared with site participants.
  • Streaming video
    In Media Gallery, videos can be uploaded for streaming using Kaltura.
  • Messages
    Through Classes*v2, instructors or TAs may send email to all students in the course. They can also post announcements to the course site homepage which will also get emailed to students. 
  • Scheduling and sign up
    Using the sign-up tool, meeting slots are set up that participants may sign up for. This is useful for setting up office hours or other appointments.
  • Managing assignments and exams
    The Assignments and Tests & Quizzes tools may be used to collect and grade student work. Grades automatically go into the Gradebook tool, which can be added to manually as well.
  • Grading
    Gradebook has many advanced grading capabilities such as weighting and dropping the lowest grade, and can intake grades automatically from Assignments or Tests & Quizzes.
  • Other popular functions include
    Forums, Chat Room, Media Gallery, Drop Box, Announcements, Roster, Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and more. Click here for a detailed list of tools and their descriptions

Who can use it?

All members of the Yale community can access Classes*v2 using their CAS credentials, by clicking on the Yale Login link at the top right of the window.

Yale community members can also invite individuals outside of Yale to join and collaborate on a course or project site, by clicking on the Guest Login button at the top right of the window.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost associated with the service.

How do I get it?

The Classes*v2 site is classesv2.yale.edu.

Where can I get help?

Email: classesv2@yale.edu or call the ITS Help Desk at 203-432-9000

FAQs and other resources

Classes*v2 has a detailed help site which may be accessed at help.classesv2.yale.edu.

Basic information for those new to Classes*v2 may be found here: http://help.classesv2.yale.edu/tools/basic-information

Related policies and procedures

Copyright and Appropriate Use Guidelines

All users of Classes*v2 should follow Yale guidelines concerning appropriate use of information technology, which includes the sharing of material that may be protected under copyright or policies including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Note: Classes*v2 sites should never be used for sharing any electronic health information protected under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Copyright law governs (among other activities) the copying, display, and use of software and other works in digital form. The law permits use of copyrighted material without authorization from the copyright holder for some educational purposes (protecting certain classroom practices and "fair use," for example), but an educational purpose does not automatically mean that the use is permitted without authorization.

Students: Course materials provided on Classes*v2 are to be used solely within the Yale community and solely for academic purposes. Printing or downloading a copy of materials for your personal use is generally permissible, but you should not publish or repost these materials in any other environment without explicit permission of the instructor responsible for managing the course site.  For more information on the use of course material by students, please see the Undergraduate Student Regulations.

Although the Classes*v2 support team cannot provide legal advice on when the sharing of protected materials may be appropriate, we are happy to provide information on strategies for restricting access to protected materials. These include:

  • Using the Classes*v2 Course Reserves tool, in coordination with the University Library
  • Providing a copyright statement for uploaded materials in Resources
  • Limiting access to protected materials to specific groups of site participants
  • Controlling the duration of access to copyright-protected materials in Resources
  • Notifying site participants that protected materials may not be copied or redistributed.

The links below are provided as a courtesy to Classes*v2 users. Questions about University policy should be addressed to the appropriate office named in each web site.

Yale University Guidelines and Policies

ITS policies, procedures & guidelines: http://www.yale.edu/its/policy/

HIPAA Security: http://hipaa.yale.edu/security/

FERPA: http://ogc.yale.edu/student-education-records-ferpa-0

SSN policy: http://policy.yale.edu/policy/1602-protecting-security-and-confidentiality-social-security-numbers

Yale Office of the General Counsel, "Copyright: Introduction": http://ogc.yale.edu/copyright-academic-copying-and-student-course-packets

Yale Office of the General Counsel, "TEACH Act Guidelines": http://ogc.yale.edu/teach-act-guidelines

Yale Office of the General Counsel, "Fair Use Tool": http://ogc.yale.edu/sites/default/files/Fair-Use-Tool-Website-2.pdf

Yale University Library copyright guidelines: http://guides.library.yale.edu/about/policies/copyright

Off-campus Sources of Information

U.S. Copyright Office, "Fair Use": http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

American Library Association, "The TEACH Act and some Frequently Asked Questions": http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/teachact/faq

Copyright Clearance Center, "Using Course Management Systems" (PDF): http://www.copyright.com/media/pdfs/Using-Course-Management-Systems.pdf

Classes*v2

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Classes*v2 provides the Yale community with a powerful, integrated set of web-based tools for teaching, learning, and sharing information.

Classes*v2 is a locally hosted and managed instance of Sakai 2.8, a Learning Management System (or Course Management System) that provides the Yale community with a powerful, integrated set of web-based tools for teaching, learning, and sharing information.

Features include syllabus hosting, integration with Banner, project sites, Course Reserves integration, file sharing, video streaming, messaging and email or announcements, scheduling and sign-up, collecting assignments, grading, and more.

In Spring 2015, Yale began to explore Canvas as an alternative learning management system to Classes*v2.  For more information on Canvas, and this initiative, please visit the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning website

Features: 
  • Syllabus hosting
    Instructors upload their syllabus to the Classes*v2 website, where it can be accessed it from OCI (Online Course Information, www.yale.edu/oci.
  • Integration with Banner
    Classes*v2 is integrated with the Registrar's database. Using this data, Classes*v2 creates a course site for each class before the beginning of the semester. Instructors, students, and section membership are automatically added.
  • Project collaboration
    Classes*v2 also hosts many project sites, which are useful for organizations and groups to organize data and projects. Any member of the Yale community may request a project site.
  • Course Reserves
    The library's course reserves system is automatically integrated into Classes*v2. Instructors may add materials to their reserves list through their course site.
  • File sharing
    Using the Resources tool, materials can be shared with site participants.
  • Streaming video
    In Media Gallery, videos can be uploaded for streaming using Kaltura.
  • Messages
    Through Classes*v2, instructors or TAs may send email to all students in the course. They can also post announcements to the course site homepage which will also get emailed to students. 
  • Scheduling and sign up
    Using the sign-up tool, meeting slots are set up that participants may sign up for. This is useful for setting up office hours or other appointments.
  • Managing assignments and exams
    The Assignments and Tests & Quizzes tools may be used to collect and grade student work. Grades automatically go into the Gradebook tool, which can be added to manually as well.
  • Grading
    Gradebook has many advanced grading capabilities such as weighting and dropping the lowest grade, and can intake grades automatically from Assignments or Tests & Quizzes.
  • Other popular functions include
    Forums, Chat Room, Media Gallery, Drop Box, Announcements, Roster, Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and more. Click here for a detailed list of tools and their descriptions
Who can use it?: 

All members of the Yale community can access Classes*v2 using their CAS credentials, by clicking on the Yale Login link at the top right of the window.

Yale community members can also invite individuals outside of Yale to join and collaborate on a course or project site, by clicking on the Guest Login button at the top right of the window.

How much does it cost?: 

There is no cost associated with the service.

How do I get it?: 

The Classes*v2 site is classesv2.yale.edu.

Where can I get help?: 

Email: classesv2@yale.edu or call the ITS Help Desk at 203-432-9000

FAQs and other resources: 

Classes*v2 has a detailed help site which may be accessed at help.classesv2.yale.edu.

Basic information for those new to Classes*v2 may be found here: http://help.classesv2.yale.edu/tools/basic-information

Related policies and procedures: 

Copyright and Appropriate Use Guidelines

All users of Classes*v2 should follow Yale guidelines concerning appropriate use of information technology, which includes the sharing of material that may be protected under copyright or policies including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Note: Classes*v2 sites should never be used for sharing any electronic health information protected under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Copyright law governs (among other activities) the copying, display, and use of software and other works in digital form. The law permits use of copyrighted material without authorization from the copyright holder for some educational purposes (protecting certain classroom practices and "fair use," for example), but an educational purpose does not automatically mean that the use is permitted without authorization.

Students: Course materials provided on Classes*v2 are to be used solely within the Yale community and solely for academic purposes. Printing or downloading a copy of materials for your personal use is generally permissible, but you should not publish or repost these materials in any other environment without explicit permission of the instructor responsible for managing the course site.  For more information on the use of course material by students, please see the Undergraduate Student Regulations.

Although the Classes*v2 support team cannot provide legal advice on when the sharing of protected materials may be appropriate, we are happy to provide information on strategies for restricting access to protected materials. These include:

  • Using the Classes*v2 Course Reserves tool, in coordination with the University Library
  • Providing a copyright statement for uploaded materials in Resources
  • Limiting access to protected materials to specific groups of site participants
  • Controlling the duration of access to copyright-protected materials in Resources
  • Notifying site participants that protected materials may not be copied or redistributed.

The links below are provided as a courtesy to Classes*v2 users. Questions about University policy should be addressed to the appropriate office named in each web site.

Yale University Guidelines and Policies

ITS policies, procedures & guidelines: http://www.yale.edu/its/policy/

HIPAA Security: http://hipaa.yale.edu/security/

FERPA: http://ogc.yale.edu/student-education-records-ferpa-0

SSN policy: http://policy.yale.edu/policy/1602-protecting-security-and-confidentiality-social-security-numbers

Yale Office of the General Counsel, "Copyright: Introduction": http://ogc.yale.edu/copyright-academic-copying-and-student-course-packets

Yale Office of the General Counsel, "TEACH Act Guidelines": http://ogc.yale.edu/teach-act-guidelines

Yale Office of the General Counsel, "Fair Use Tool": http://ogc.yale.edu/sites/default/files/Fair-Use-Tool-Website-2.pdf

Yale University Library copyright guidelines: http://guides.library.yale.edu/about/policies/copyright

Off-campus Sources of Information

U.S. Copyright Office, "Fair Use": http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html

American Library Association, "The TEACH Act and some Frequently Asked Questions": http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/teachact/faq

Copyright Clearance Center, "Using Course Management Systems" (PDF): http://www.copyright.com/media/pdfs/Using-Course-Management-Systems.pdf

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