About OWL

OWL is Western's learning management system. OWL is powered by Sakai, an open source 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.

Sakai is part of the Sakai Project (www.sakaiproject.org), a community for creating open source collaborative tools for use in learning, research, and other types of distributed group work.