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 21 introduces Dark Mode, the new Sakai Dashboard tool and enhancements to Lessons, LTI Advantage, Assignments, Gradebook, Rubrics, 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 21
- Dashboard - New tool!
- Lessons improvements, such as revamped Add/Edit Dialog, new Add Layout template options, improved Reorder and Date Release Indicators, and more color and formatting options for headings, buttons, and borders.
- LTI Advantage Improvements, including autoconfigure option and new LTI Assignment Type in the Assignments tool.
- Gradebook enhancements for exporting category averages and messaging students from the gradebook
- Rubrics are now searchable and can contain weighted criteria
- And more!