Sakai 19 Release Notes

About Sakai

Sakai is an open source collaboration and learning environment. Sakai is part of the Apereo Foundation suite of open source tools for education.

Sakai is used in many ways, from traditional courses with online components (such as resource management and forum-based discussion) to more advanced online approaches (such as flipped classrooms and fully-online teaching). A special distinction of Sakai over other LMSes is its built-in support for dedicated project work sites, which allows organizations and project teams to coordinate project administration, share resources, schedule activities, develop collaborative work products and track progress towards completion. These project collaboration spaces are widely used by student groups, faculty committees, thesis committees, strategic planning teams, re-accreditation teams and others tasked with important projects beyond the classroom.

Sakai 19 introduces the new Rubrics tool and also offers significant improvements in usability, grading, responsive design, notifications, and more. Development goals for Sakai are to become more nimble, lighter, and more responsive as a product and as a community.

New in Sakai 19

  • New Rubrics tool
  • LTI 1.3 / LTI Advantage certification
  • In Assignments: New options for reminder emails to students; user interface improvements for selecting groups and sections.

  • In Gradebook: Grading workflow improvements; grading analytics and visualizations; improved import from Gradebook Classic.

  • In Roster: New layout cards.

  • In Tests & Quizzes: Simplified, more responsive landing page interface; user interface improvements for selecting groups and sections.

  • Enhancements to libraries

  • CKEditor updates

  • JSF 2 Upgrade in Samigo, Chat, and Forums

  • Persistence upgrade to JPA EntityManager