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Project Site Solutions

Modified on: Tue, Sep 22, 2020 12:29 PM

Project Sites are a frequent request from faculty. Sakai was commonly used when it was the only alternative but the University now has excellent alternatives, based on your site requirements. 

It’s important to recognize that Canvas is not a recommended solution for housing your project site because:

  • Canvas courses and rosters are generated through Banner registration. Manual creation of courses and rosters is not recommended in Canvas.
  • It's difficult to add anyone into Canvas that doesn’t have a Wake Forest Gmail account.

Selecting the right solution for your project site

Do you need a project site where a project director, team, or committee can make announcements, engage in online discussions, and share resources such as documents or links?

  • Google Classroom - Conduct assessments, surveys, or quizzes. 
  • Google Sites - Create websites featuring drag and drop functionality. 
  • WakeSites - Build dynamic websites using web platforms such as WordPress, Omeka, and Scalar. A good choice if you have public information that you want to post.

Do you need a project site to just share resources such as documents or links?

  • Google Drive - Utilize unlimited storage for users to store files on Google servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files.
  • Google Shared Drive - Utilize unlimited storage for shared spaces where teams can easily store, archive, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device. Unlike files in My Drive, files in Shared Drives belong to the team instead of an individual.


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