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Idea 5: Group-Aware

"Group-aware" refers to a subset of Sakai tools. This is a new concept for many of us — one that is very powerful.

Group-aware tools allow Instructor and Organizer roles to streamline communications with and selectively release information to multiple groups of people within a single site. Groups can have their own sets of private collaboration tools to self-organize as they wish.

Group-awareness functionality is associated with:

  1. manually created Groups
  2. Sections that tend to be created automatically from ConnectCarolina.


The list of group-aware tools in our Sakai environment includes:

  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Calendar
  • Discussions & Private Messages
  • Forums
  • Gradebook
  • Messages
  • Resources
  • Roster
  • Site Statistics
  • Tests & Quizzes
  • Sign-up