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Sakai Overview

What is Sakai?

What do you look for in a learning management system? An intuitive interface? Mobile-ready, web-based accessibility? A shelf-full of award hardware? How about a learning system that was designed by educators, for educators?

The Sakai LMS by Longsight technologies allows instructors to engage every student or trainee, using almost any teaching methodology imaginable. It also provides a full range of content creation tools and completely customizable reports. Your learners’ progress can be tracked, analyzed, and recorded, and instructors will be able to quickly make any required adjustments.

Sakai LMS is a truly open-source solution, providing users full access to the source code. Sakai users can create content and deep customization unique to their organization, or even to specific courses. When you choose Sakai for your course development and distribution, you’ll only be limited by your imagination.

With Sakai LMS, instructors, administrators, and learners all enjoy full access to Sakai’s private cloud. With 100 percent uptime, this secure storage option allows clients to access and edit courses from any Internet enabled computer, tablet, or smart phone. And learners can rest easy, knowing that their course progress is being saved as they go. 

But for some organizations a remotely hosted product isn't the right choice. If that's true in your case, chances are you've struggled to find an LMS that provides true support for local installations. Sakai Management Services includes installation and configuration of Sakai LMS, along with testing and installation of stable upgrades and tools. The support team can help build a backup strategy for your hosting system, and even offers in-house training to get your team member up to speed quickly and painlessly.

Of course, no matter what learning management system you use it's inevitable that you will have some hiccups along the way. While other LMS solutions may leave you hanging in the wind, Sakai backs up their commitment to excellence with expert level support. Because Sakai’s developers have personal experience working in higher education, they have the ability to help see you through whatever issue your running into, whether it's technical or strategic.


Sakai Recent Reviews

Reviewed on 11 September 2023

Great Platform for Building Online Class Hubs

We utilize Sakai for creating online class websites for academic courses, as well as team-based project pages that benefit from having a centralized online hub. It streamlines communication and collaboration among students and team members.

  • Tools like grade entry, file storage, and homework assignments enhance accessibility for both students and teachers.
  • It can be a bit challenging to customize the site to your exact requirements.

Reviewed on 2 March 2023

Sakai works well for Bachelors courses

Easy to deploy and manage new courses

  • he accessibility of course grades from any online device (iPad, smartphone, or computer) through this system is very convenient
  • It also offers email notifications with an encrypted link, and once you're familiar with its features, deploying them for new courses is a breeze.
  • Although the system has its advantages, it does experience occasional site outages, which can be frustrating when trying to sign up for new courses
  • However, once the system is functioning properly, the experience is smooth and enjoyable.

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Sakai Key Features

Learning Management System (LMS) Features
  • Social Learning
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Examination Management
Course Management
  • Course Library
  • Course Roster
  • Course Authoring
Content Types
  • Documents
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Sakai Wheelhouse Score

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The Average Wheelhouse score for the Learning Management Systems category is 8.3

Sakai Scores

  • Ease of Use
  • Meets Requirements
  • Learning Curve
  • Setup & Support
  • Quality of Support
  • Ease of Admin

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