One common use for these systems in teaching and learning is to post files for students to view or download. You can arrange items in folders by chapter, topic, or format — or create folders for project groups and others restricted to instructors.
Google Drive has very useful features for course material sharing. Notre Dame creates a Google Group for every class. You can give that group access to a folder as a way to provide access to the material. Google Drive File Stream provides direct access to those files from your desktop.
Sakai provides storage through the Resources tool. Files can be hidden from students altogether or released at a specific time.
At Notre Dame
- Which option is for you? see the comparison chart.
- For course materials, the Kaneb Center can help identify the best route (631-9164) email@example.com
- For technical support: OIT Help Desk (631-8111) firstname.lastname@example.org
- CurateND – manage a research portfolio and securely archive files for the long term. Instructors might use it to preserve student capstone projects, for example. Contact: email@example.com (631-6258)
[updated August 2018]