SLATE is a set of software tools designed to help instructors, researchers, and students create websites for collaboration. Using a web browser, users choose from a set of features to create a site that meets their needs.
A researcher can create a website for collaboration on a project with colleagues.
An instructor can create a website that serves as an online discussion board for students to collaborate on an assignment.
A student can create a site for a study group or for extra curricular activities (depending on institutional policy).