SLATE’s breadth of features means you can choose the tools that meet your needs. Out of the box, SLATE includes all of the standard online learning, teaching, and collaboration tools found in learning platforms today. In addition, SLATE has a wide range of community contributed tools and external integrations available as add-on components. SLATE’s open source flexibility allows you to configure or customize the system as much or as little as needed.

Communication and Collaboration
Robust communication options and group-aware tools make keeping in touch and working together easier. Choose from a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools for messaging, discussions, social connections, and collaborative work.
Grading and Assessment
State of the art grading and assessment features make SLATE a great choice for collecting student submissions and providing rich feedback on their work. Whether it is high stakes testing, online assignments, rubric-based scoring, or fast, easy grade-entry capabilities, SLATE’s got you covered.
Content Development and Delivery
Building your course has never been easier! SLATE lets you create and organize text, resources, quizzes, tests, assignments, links, video, and other media into lessons or modules; control access to materials via conditional release; upload, store, and share files and other resources; and much more.
Course and System Management
Powerful course and system administration features give you the tools to manage courses and users effectively and efficiently. SLATE’s highly configurable system of roles and permissions lets you customize the platform to match your business processes.
Community Contributed Tools
Take advantage of open source, SLATE-specific tools developed by community members and then released for others to use outside of the packaged SLATE release. You can even build your own if you like!
External App Integrations
SLATE is a leader in the development and implementation of the IMS LTI specification. In addition, SLATE has an extensive API which facilitates the development of deep, native integrations with third party applications.