IT Services


What is it?

Classes*v2 provides the Yale community with a powerful, integrated set of Web-based tools for teaching, learning, and sharing information. This online collaboration and learning environment includes:

  • a syllabus creation tool
  • announcements
  • threaded discussions and real-time chat rooms
  • course assignments
  • online file sharing (dropboxes and Resources area)
  • course-related external links
  • project sites for collaboration
  • a host of other online tools and online areas for sharing information.

Since Spring 2005, Yale has been involved in the Sakai Project, an initiative led by the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Stanford University and M.I.T. to develop a powerful online learning and collaboration environment. The goal is to create an integrated set of Web-based tools for teaching, learning and research that is not only superior but also compatible with existing information systems here at Yale. Yale's customized deployment of Sakai is called Classes*v2.

The continued development of Classes *v2 is influenced by suggestions from faculty.

Who can use it?

Students, faculty and staff at Yale. Access to particular sites can also be extended to people outside of the Yale community.

Where to get help?

Contact us at if we can offer additional information. 

How much does it cost?

This service is free. 

How to get it?

Go to Course sites are available to the instructor of record approximately 6-8 weeks in advance of each term. Project sites (for collaboration outside of official courses) are available on request