Sakai 20 Released!

Congratulations to our amazing worldwide community! 

I'm pleased to announce that Sakai 20.0 is now available! 

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to everyone involved with developing, testing, and documenting the latest release. Even during a pandemic, our world-wide community has kept the momentum going and produced another Sakai release packed with exciting new features and enhancements. That is a tremendous accomplishment during these unprecedented times! 

Our community wiki has both functional [1] and technical [2] release notes.

Download instructions are also available of course [3] .

New in Sakai 20

  • In Assignments: New Sakai Grader UI with document preview in the browser for student file submissions, as well as a progress bar for student submissions
  • OneDrive and Google Drive integration in the Sakai file picker
  • In Site Info: the Date Manager allows instructors to update all due dates in a single page, and Auto-Groups enhancements simplify the process of creating groups in a site
  • Several Gradebook enhancements, including: equally weighted items within a weighted category, full screen mode, resizable columns, a new Section column, and the ability to Message Students directly from the Gradebook
  • User Activity tab in Statistics provides detailed user data for instructors, and students also get a view of their own activity
  • In Tests & Quizzes: ability to restore deleted assessments, flag individual questions as extra credit, and schedule assessment feedback display start/end dates
  • New CK Editor templates available throughout Sakai in the rich text editor
  • Student name pronunciation feature in Profile
  • "To the top" button to jump back up to the top of the page
  • Updated UI in Podcast tool
  • And more! [4]

[1] Functional release notes -

[2] Technical Release notes - 

[3] Download instructions -

[4] Complete Feature Summary -


Wilma Hodges, Ed.D.

Sakai PMC - Community Coordinator