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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University
Information Technology Services

Sakai

Course Management System

Sakai is a set of software tools designed to help instructors, researchers, and students create websites for collaboration. Using a web browser, users choose from a set of features to create a site that meets their needs.  Click here to get to W&L Sakai homepage.

Some information from the Sakai Project site.

General Collaboration Tools Teaching and Learning Tools

Announcements: Post current, time-critical information to a site.
Resources: Post, store and organize material related to the site.
Site Roster: View a list of site participants and their pictures.
Email Archive: Access an archive of email sent to participants.
Wiki:Create and edit web content collaboratively.
Blog: Provides blogging capability for your class.
Calendar: Maintain deadlines, activities and site related events.
Chat: Engage in real-time conversations with site participants.
Discussion Forum: Create, moderate and manage discussion topics and groups within a course and send private messages to site participants.
Glossary: Provide contextual definitions for terms used on a site.
Web Page: Display external web pages.
News: Display custom news content from dynamic, online sources via rss.

Teaching and Learning Tools

Syllabus: Post a summary outline of course requirements.
Lesson Builder: Create and publish online learning sequences.
Assignments: Create and grade online or offline assignments.
Drop Box: Share files privately with site participants.
Gradebook: Calculate, store and distribute grade information to students.
Tests & Quizzes: Create and manage online assessments