LMS (Learning Management System)
Messiah College has adopted and fully implemented Sakai as the Learning Management System (LMS) that will support your online education.
Sakai provides learning spaces for each course that allows faculty and students to collaborate asynchronously through forums, blogs, email, and wiki tools. It also provides the ability for faculty and students to communicate synchronously (live) through a chat tool.
In addition to Sakai, some courses may use a synchronous component allowing for real-time audio, video, shared whiteboard, and desktop sharing.
A brief course demo of the LMS is available here for your convenience.