The book tool allows you to segment content into manageable chunks on your pages, you are essentially creating multiple pages with a book-like format. There are only two levels with the aim of keeping it simple; chapters and sub-chapters. It is not interactive. You can, however, link to choices, forums, documents, presentations, etc., from within the book and you can include other objects like video and images. It is also easily printable; you can either print the book or print a particular chapter.
The blog tool gives you the ability to allow communal blogging across a whole cohort or in groups, or to give each student their own individual blog, either to post about a particular topic or to be used as a reflective journal. These blogs can be part of a summative or formative exercise, and can be set to be private (only visible to the student and the tutor), open to their fellow students, or open to everyone on the internet.
The glossary activity allows you to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. The entries can be searched or browsed in different ways. Entries can include rich media such as images and links. You can export entries from one glossary to another within the same unit and automatic linking will enable the glossary to automatically link to any occurrence of an entry within the unit.
A glossary can also be used for student collaboration purposes. If you would like students to participate by editing the terms and the definitions, use the 'Locally assigned roles' under the 'Administration' block, to assign permissions to students.
The Label tool allows you to use the text editor to create content for the front page of your unit pages. This can include text, images, video, audio, links, and any other content that the text editor allows. 'Labels' allow you the flexibility to move your content around once you have created it.
The Text Editor (Atto text editor) allows you to enter and format content. You will find the text editor in many different areas of SOL and wherever you find it, you will be able to create and share the content, including text and images, as well as allowing you to link to anywhere online, embed audio and video from both Solent's library and the internet. Some functionality of the editor has been switched off to allow for a more consistent style across courses/units.