New To Isidore
Isidore is UD's open-source Learning Management System or LMS that runs on the Sakai platform. Isidore is named after St. Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of students and recommended for patronage of computers and the Internet. The University of Dayton has been using Isidore since the Fall semester in 2008.
If you're a new faculty member or teaching online for the first time, check out our Isidore Onboarding videos.
How to Access Isidore
You can access Isidore by navigating your web browser to http://isidore.udayton.edu. If you don't remember your UD username and password, please contact UD's IT Service Center at (937) 229-3888 to retrieve your account information. If you are a guest user (someone without a UD account), you must use the Guest Users Login.
Recommended Web Browsers
The latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are recommended for use with Isidore.
Accessing Course Sites
Faculty, who wish to use Isidore, must create their own Isidore course sites each semester. Not every faculty member chooses to use Isidore, but a large majority do.
Students are granted access to their course sites by 8:00 AM EST/EDT on the first day of the term, when sites are published. Faculty may choose to make their course sites available earlier. Students lose access to previous semester sites on the first day of the new term, when sites are unpublished, but faculty are able to republish sites as needed.
Once students officially register for a class or drop a class, their Isidore registrations should be updated within 1-2 business days. Instructors may add students to their sites if students need immediate access.
Using the Text Editor
Learn more about the CK Editor
Help with 2FA
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is required for Isidore use. If you need assistance with 2FA, please visit UD's 2FA website for more information.
Instructors can receive Isidore training via an online website, large group training sessions, or individualized training consultation:
- Online Isidore Help Documentation and Videos are located at: http://ewiki.udayton.edu.
- Training opportunities for the Fall and Spring semesters can be found at: https://ewiki.udayton.edu/isidore/Training.
- One-on-one training consultations can be scheduled by contact the Office of E-Learning via firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 229-5039.