The Sakai Project is a robust LMS 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

The current Sakai release is Sakai 12.5

Sakai 12.5 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 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.

GradebookNG Available on Experimental Nightly Server

The GradebookNG Project represents a joint effort between NYU, Notre Dame, Longsight, and SCRIBA.

Sakai 11 Skin Contest

Announcing a Sakai 11 skin contest!

Winner(s) to be announced at the Sakai Virtual Conference.

NYU Coordinates Work on New Sakai Gradebook

The new Gradebook has been designed to provide easier and faster grading capabilities centered around a new spreadsheet-style interface.

Mneme 2.1.21 Release

Released 2013

Marist College Concludes its First Sakai-Based MOOC

Marist is concluding their first MOOC on Enterprising Computing

Sakai CLE Accessibility Chair

Please welcome Matt Clare, Manager of eLearning in the Centre for Pedogagical Innovation, Brock University, as the new Sakai CLE Accessibility Chair.

Sakai TCC is renamed Sakai Project Management Committee

Apereo Board approved renaming the Sakai CLE TCC as the Sakai Project Management Committee.