Sakai Tools

The following tools are available to Wellesley Sakai users. For more information about these tools, visit the Documentation page.

Announcements - For posting current, time-critical information
Assignments - For posting, submitting and grading assignment(s) online
Blogs - Blog entries for site participants
Chat Room - For real-time conversations in written form
Drop Box - For private file sharing between instructor and student
Email Archive - For viewing email sent to the site
Forums - Display forums and topics of a particular site
Grade book - For storing and computing assessment grades from Tests & Quizzes or that are manually entered
Messages - Display messages to/from users of a particular site
Modules - For authoring, publishing, and organizing learning sequences
News - For viewing content from online sources
Podcasts - For managing individual podcast and podcast feed information
Polls - For anonymous polls or voting
PostEm - PostEm gradebook tool for Sakai
Resources - For posting documents, URLs to other websites, etc.
Roster - For viewing the site participants list
Schedule - For posting and viewing deadlines, events, etc.
Search - For searching content

Section Info - For managing sections within a site
Sign-up - For publishing meetings and other events
Site Info - For showing worksite information and site participants
Site Stats - For showing site statistics by user, event, or resource
Syllabus - For posting a summary outline and/or requirements for a site
Tests & Quizzes - For creating and taking online tests and quizzes
Web Content - For accessing an external website within the site
Wiki - For collaborative editing of pages and content

These online guides provide overviews of Sakai tools and what they can do:

Sakai Help from Rutgers
Tools Overview from Stanford , whose Sakai instance is named Coursework
Video Tutorials - Short demos for Sakai tools, from Indiana University

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