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This is a group for those interested in using Sakai for Medical and Health Sciences Education. It started from a gathering of interested people at the annual Sakai conference in Denver. We hope that by working together on common issues we will be able to share resources, spur relevant development work, and expand the capabilities of Sakai to meet our common needs.

We welcome participation of new members!

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Notes About Your Implementation of Sakai / Other LMS


Greg Doyle

University of Cape Town

using Sakai for 3 years

Assessment (Extended Matching Items & MCQ Bank), OER, Curriculum Mapping, Lock down browsing

Steve Lonn

University of Michigan

Using Sakai since 2005

Not sure -- general interest in this area

Eric Hanson

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS)

Started Sakai for classes in JAN 11 using rSmart 2.71

Calendering, Portfolio, Assessments, mobile and OAE

Dina Kurzweil



Beth Marsellas



Nadia Sultana

NYU - School of Nursing

Using Sakai 2x


Stacy Morrone

Indiana University

Using Sakai since 2005


Michael Bangert

Indiana University School of Medicine

Evaluating Sakai


Tom Boudrot

Oregon Health Sciences University

Using Sakai since 2007

Course evaluation (Eval Sys) and testing

Sharon Combs-Eisenbarth

Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Med and Pharm

Using Sakai since 2007

Assessment for M3 Clerkship and M4 utilizing Evaluation or OSP tools, Test & Quizzes tool for online testing, integration with Banner to display grades to students, integration with BLine system, joint Sakai development for medical-school specific needs

Hannah Reeves

Tufts University

Some schools moving to Sakai in 2011


Brian Moynihan


SOM in second year of using it. Sakai will be official UNC LMS by 2014.

Curriculum mapping, OER question bank, joint Sakai development for medical-school specific needs.

Brian Tobin

Stanford University School of Medicine

Moved to Sakai 2009 from BB CE6 (main campus has been Sakai for a few years)


Anoop Kumar

Tufts University



Robert Gérin Lajoie

University of Montréal

project MPASS -Sakai 3


Marc Triola




Richard Ratelle

University of Montréal

project MPASS -Sakai 3


Tim Ayliffe

St. George's University



Joan Lafuze




Paulus Djajapranata

University of California Davis



Theresa McCann

St. George's University



robbie hage

St Georges University

moving to Sakai

curriculum mapping, short on-line courses

Gina Siesing

Tufts University

implementing Sakai as common University platform and migrating in three phases

Facilitating and contributing to community planning for Sakai-based development and integration of Medical / Health Sciences functionality, including patient logging, virtual patient systems, etc., in partnership with TUSK colleagues (TUSK = Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase, the platform that is used by Tufts' Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Schools and by several external partners.)

Andy Valenti

Tufts University

Sakai 2.7 going live for School of Arts and Science, School of Engineering, and The Fletcher School for the Fall 2011 semester

I am the project manager overseeing the phases including integration with TUSK

Anand Mehta

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Using Sakai since 2009

Want to learn what/how Sakai tools are being used to support medical education.





Projects working on at the moment

Greg Doyle

Cape Town

1) Adding EMI question type to samigo 2) MCQ Question Bank

Brian Tobin


improving Schedule tool iCal feed so you can tie videos/media automatically to a Schedule session

Michael Bangert

Indiana Univ Sch of Med

Deciding how, when to migrate to a new LMS, and deciding what platform to use, we are currently on Angel 7.4 and need to begin migrating summer 2011





Comparative Matrix of Tools Used to Support Aspects of Medical/Health Science Education



Application/Tool Used

Notes on Usage


NE Ohio Univ Colleges of Med and Pharm                         


Used for online testing
Faculty and Course evaluations

Curriculum mapping

NE Ohio Univ Colleges of Med and Pharm

Med-Home Grown tool
Pharm- E*Value - issues no built-in searching capabilities

Clinical assessment

NE Ohio Univ Colleges of Med and Pharm




NE Ohio Univ Colleges of Med and Pharm

Sungard Banner

used for faculty ePortfolios currently not tied to Sakai - no student ePortfolios

Virtual patients

NE Ohio Univ Colleges of Med and Pharm

Wasson Center

Case simulation

NE Ohio Univ Colleges of Med and Pharm

Wasson Center

Adverse events tracking