The Sakai LMS is a robust system supporting over 4 million educational users to enhance collaborative teaching, learning and research. 

What is Sakai?

Sakai provides a flexible and feature-rich environment for teaching, learning, research and other collaboration. As an open source software suite developed by its adopter community, the Sakai continually evolves in step with the needs of the students, faculty members and organizations it serves.

Colleges, universities, governments and other organizations deploy Sakai’s rich toolset to expand the possibilities for technology-enabled learning across many facets of the educational experience.

Current Release

Sakai 19 builds on the solid work of the Sakai series, featuring a more polished user interface, improved responsive design for mobile devices, a new Commons tool for social messaging, performance enhancements in Assignments and Gradebook, extended delivery of assessments for select individuals and groups in Tests & Quizzes, new menu options and content widgets in Lessons and much more!


Sakai 19.3 maintenance is released

Sakai 19.3 maintenance is released!

Dear Community,

Congratulations amazing worldwide community!

I'm pleased to announce that Sakai 19.3 is released and available for downloading [1]! 

Sakai 19.3 has 143 improvements [2] including 

  • 16 fixes in Assignments
  • 22 fixes in Basic LTI
  • 22 fixes in Content Review (Turnitin)
  • 12 fixes in Gradebook
  • 10 fixes in Lessons

Other areas improved include:

Sakai 19.1 is Released and Available for Downloading

24th May 2019
Sakai 19.1 has 157 improvements.

Sakai 19 Released

The code for Sakai 19 was released on March 21, 2019.

Where’s Sakai Going in the Next Three Years?

The Sakai Community has just published a new three-year strategic roadmap to steer the ongoing, energetic, rapid innovation that is the hallmark of the Sakai LMS.

Better Grading Solution: How Faculty Requested and Received a Better Tool

When front line IT support heard faculty grading woes, they knew they could develop and implement a better solution.

Sakai 12.6 Maintenance Release

Sakai 12.6 was released on March 5, 2019 and is currently available for downloading.

Sakai 12.5 maintenance released!

Sakai 12.5 was released on Nov. 18, 2018.

Sakai 12.4 Release

Sakai 12.4 is released and available for downloading!

Sakai 12.3 Released

Sakai 12.3 is released and available for downloading.

Sakai 12.2 maintenance is released!

Sakai 12.2 has 105 improvements

Sakai 12.1 is now available!

This maintenance release has 97 improvements.

Sakai 12.0 Release

Sakai 12.0 is now available. 
Our community wiki has both functional [1] and technical [2] release notes.

Preview Artifact: Sakai Manifesto

The annual SakaiCamp held in Orlando in January produced an unusual artifact this year. The 20+ participants drafted a "Sakai Manifesto" - aka principles and practices which developers follow when improving Sakai.

Sakai 11.2. Release Now Available

We are pleased to announce on behalf of the worldwide community of participants that Sakai 11.2 is released and available for download.

University of Murcia: Already Running Sakai 11

University of Murcia's Sakai instance was upgraded to Sakai 11.1 on September 15th, 2016.

Case Study Video: Sakai At University of Virginia

View the short video by University of Virginia highligiting the power of Sakai.

Sakai 10.7 is released

The Sakai Core Team is happy to announce the Sakai 10.7 maintenance release for general availability!

VeriCite and Turnitin are now pre-packaged in Sakai

Sakai’s content review (or plagiarism detection) service has been completely revamped for the upcoming release.

QA Testing for Sakai 11 Is Underway

We need your help in this sizable effort of testing Sakai 11.

Sakai 11 Update - 29 Feb 2016

Sakai 11 update as of 29 Feb 2016.

Sakai 10.6 Release

The Sakai Core Team is happy to announce the Sakai 10.6 maintenance release.

Sakai 11 PA System Tool

The PA System tool, available in the upcoming Sakai 11 release, provides application administrators with the ability to deliver customizable system-wide or targeted alerts to users in their Sakai instance.

NYU Steinhardt Uses Sakai for Professional Development

The Steinhardt School at NYU hosted its first Course Innovation Grant program supporting the development of technology-enhanced courses.