CTools is used in a wide variety of courses and projects. Even the same features are often used in different ways to meet a course teaching goal or group collaboration style. Follow the links below for a tour of some of CTools main tools and examples of their uses in course and collaboration sites.

Announcements For posting information
Assignments For private submission and grading of coursework
Chat For posting messages among site participants in real time
Discussion For posting topics and responses
Drop Box For private file sharing between instructors and students
Email Archive For displaying email sent to the site
Forums For posting topics and responses
Gradebook For posting grades, either entered directly or imported from other tools
iTunes U For distributing media using iTunes
Library Help For instant-messaging with a UM librarian
Library Reserves For displaying items on UM Libraries Course Reserves
Messages For posting messages directly to individual site participants
Modules For building and displaying sequenced learning materials
My Workspace For a personalized view of information from your CTools sites and your CTools preferences
News For displaying RSS and other forms of syndicated web content
Podcasts For distributing media
Polls For collecting feedback on a given question
Resources For posting documents, website URLs, etc.
Schedule For posting deadlines, events, etc.
Syllabus For posting a summary, outline, or requirements
Test Center For building and distributing assessments (e.g., quizzes)
Web Content For displaying standard web pages
Wiki For collaborative authoring of pages and content
Worksite Setup For setting up project and course sites