In November 2014, the first ever Sakai Virtual Conference was held online. As an added benefit of the conference, the registration fees for this event were pooled to go toward Sakai development. Conference attendees had an opportunity to submit ideas for Sakai features or enhancements, and also vote on the item to be selected for development using conference funds.
After the conference attendee votes were tallied, the top pick for use of conference funds was Samigo (a.k.a. the Tests and Quizzes tool). Now that a focus area for the conference funds has been selected, we are calling this effort the Samigo Tests Enhancement Project (STEP).
A working group has been formed to move this process forward, and additional community members have also volunteered to assist with various phases of the project.
So far, this group has outlined the following stages and tentative timeline for the project.
What’s next for STEP:
STEP has outlined a fairly aggressive timeline, and hope to showcase the STEP progress at the Open Apereo 2015 conference in June. Between now and June 2015, the STEP team will also be communicating periodic updates to the Sakai community through the regular Teaching & Learning meetings. If you have questions or would like to know more, please keep an eye out for STEP updates on the T&L agenda.
A list of individuals involved with the project is included below. If you are interested in participating, please contact email@example.com.
|Name||Contribution area of interest|
|Neal Caidinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Working group|
|Wilma Hodgesemail@example.com||Working group|
|Martin Ramsay||Working group|
|Jim Mezzanotte||Working group|
|David Bauer||Working group|
|Laura Gekeler||Working group|
|Jose Mariano Lujan Gonzalez||Working group|
|Ana Sabina Del Rey Carrion||Feature selection|
|Rob Keeney||QA testing|
|Jennifer Loudiana||Usability testing|