Creating thousands of course sites each semester can be a daunting task. Add in the fact that individuals and departments have their own unique conventions and requirements. The workload can really pile up at the beginning of the semester.
This presentation will overview course site and roster creation and how UF has automated most of this process. This includes the ability to dynamically create course sites from pre-configured template sites. The advantages and disadvantages of different course creation strategies will be highlighted. A technical overview will be given, including specific Java Web Services used to achieve automation. This session will benefit universities who are developing a strategy for creating course sites or are interested in improving their current course creation process. The University of Florida is currently using Sakai CLE 2.8.