This is the third in our five-part series called, “Sakai 5 Big Ideas.”
You can change permissions. You have roles in your site such as Instructor role, Student role, Tech Support role, and so on. Each role has an associated “bundle” of permissions. Whenever you see the Permissions option on a tool (Big Idea #2), you can change the permissions associated with a role.
This means you can enable students to contribute more to your course site — whether that is by creating and sharing content, adding announcements, working in groups, and more! (See Craig Carroll’s video about student-generated content.)
Further, for those who want it, there is a lot of control to tweak permissions at a very fine-grained level. Our pilot faculty really like the flexibility of permissions. (See this video of Barbara Wildemuth, Professor in SILS, discussing permissions streamlining committee collaboration).
Only 2 more ideas left to go: public vs. private content and group-aware tools!