January 29, 2014
Students can create custom project sites using e-Learning (Sakai) to collaborate, communicate, and share resources–for coursework or campus projects. Project sites allow students involved in group assignments to work on projects even if group members are off-campus or back home for the weekend.
“I had a group project with nine other students, and not everyone had Facebook or Skype, so using a project site would have made it a lot easier to connect,” said Sydney Richardson, a UF junior majoring in Digital Arts and Sciences. “Every student has access to it and everything is in one place, which is helpful.”
Student organizations can also use project sites to share files and communicate with members via the mail, discussion, and meeting tools. If the site is open to the public, users can search groups and join according to their interests.
Anyone with a valid GatorLink username and password can create a project site by logging into e-Learning. Once logged in, select the “Worksite Setup” tool. Choose “New” at the top of the page and follow the instructions. UFIT developed a tutorial page to help you create and use project sites. For additional assistance call (352) 392-HELP , email, or visit the UF Computing Help Desk (132 Hub).