I wrangle a giant hunk of Quartz to create Canonical Courses, Offerings, Sections, Meetings, and Subject areas/ Departments from Stanford RIC and XML data, and then to populate the corresponding bits with Instructors, TAs and Students.
It is pretty darn ugly. No java exceptions at this point. Time to read some SF and have a nice drink of water.
I'll revamp to add my sunetid as a departmental aid / instructor in the AM and see if I can build Sakai sites as desired.