Project sites are designed to facilitate collaboration. Faculty, students, and staff can create project sites. Site owners can invite anyone they wish to join a project site, including individuals who are not affiliated with Loyola. Access is granted via the creation of a guest account. Project sites have many of the same tools available as course sites. However, they are not associated with credit courses or academic terms. Instructors should never use a project site as a substitute for a LOCUS-connected Sakai course site.
Project sites are typically worksites where a project director, team, or committee can make announcements, engage in online discussions, and share resources such as documents or links to other web sites. Examples of uses of project site are university committees, registered and sponsored student organizations, student groups, communities, organizations, collaborative research projects, training initiatives, and groups of instructors who will be teaching similar lab sections of the same course.
The default roles in project sites are as follows:
- Maintain: The Maintain role has full permissions throughout the site, including the ability to publish the site and set its global access. The Maintain role can read, revise, delete, and add both content and participants to a site.
- Access: The Access role can read content and add content to a site where appropriate.