This is the last in our five-part series called, “Sakai 5 Big Ideas.”
Group-aware tools can be a new concept for many of us — one that is very powerful!
Group-aware tools allow an Instructor (or site Organizer) to streamline communications with multiple groups of people within a single site. Furthermore, those groups can have their own sets of private collaboration tools to self-organize as they wish!
There are two key points to keep in mind:
- Groups can refer to Sections (course sections automatically created from the Registrar/Student Information System) or groups that you create manually.
- Your site has to be populated with people before you can manually create groups and “release” tools to them.
This 4-minute video should help explain…
The list of group-aware tools in our Sakai 2.6 environment includes:
- Discussions & Private Messages
- Site Statistics
- Tests & Quizzes