Named Isaak, this new system is built upon the community-based LMS: Sakai. Brock University has invested a lot of time, money and effort into ensuring this system is reliable, scalable, and has sufficient capacity.
For help with Sakai/Isaak visit our documentation wiki at: https://docu.brocku.ca/sakai. Instructors might want to start with our Instructors Guide to Getting Started and students may want to start with our Students Guide to Getting Started
Request a Site
Instructors can request a new Sakai/Isaak course by logging into Sakai at https://lms.brocku.ca and navigating to Home > Site Setup > New.
More detailed instructions about the request process can be found on our Sakai teaching wiki at: https://docu.brocku.ca/sakai/index.php/Create_a_new_course_site
Contact the CPI for Help
Instructors are always welcome to contact the CPI with their questions about Isaak, Brock University’s Sakai-Based LMS. We provide free one-on-one consultations throughout the year at our offices and instructor’s offices.
Removal of Old Course Sites
Sakai/Isaac course sites that are four years old or older are deleted in an annual deletion process in early Spring. Site contacts will be emailed in advance of an deletion process advising them which of their sites are affected and detailing steps on how to backup required content. This process is continuing to reduce Brock’s data footprint, maintain a records management process, and decrease the resources required to operate the system. This process is also being undertaken to limit legal discovery and freedom of information searches to a reasonable and standardized period and will limit the amount of personal information that could be exposed in the event of a privacy breach. Ad-Hoc and Project types sites are not currently removed on an annual basis.
Older Isaak-Sakai site content can be copied into newer sites or exported from key tools. Steps on how to export content have been documented at: https://docu.brocku.ca/sakai/index.php/How_do_I_export_site_content .
More information on the process is detailed in the LMS Site Deletion Plan (updated 2021)