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Getting Started

System Administrators

How can you understand the management of Sakai software and engage with the community?

Step 1:
Try the Sakai CLE

It will be easier to understand Sakai if you have some understanding of the system. Several Sakai Commercial Affiliates host Sakai sandboxes that allow you to try Sakai.

Step 2:
Join the Using Sakai Mailing List

The Using Sakai list provides access to community members who are experienced using and supporting Sakai. If you run into trouble you will likely find answers in the list archive, or may simply post a question to get help. Join the list.

Step 3:
Create an account in JIRA

The Sakai community uses JIRA to share information and documentation about the software. Once you have created an account you can access the information and resources. Sign up.

Step 4:
Review the Sakai CLE Documentation

The documentation for the current release of the Sakai CLE is publicly available here.

Step 5:
Download and Install the Sakai CLE

One of the great advantages of community source software is the opportunity to easily gain hands-on experience with it. If you run into problems with the installation, remember to post a detailed question to the Using Sakai list to get help. Download Sakai.

Step 6:
Contact a Sakai Commercial Affiliate

Many members of the Sakai community work with a commercial affiliate for hosting and support. Whether you decide to use their services or not, the Sakai Commercial Affiliates have resources available to help you, and can support you in learning about Sakai. View commercial affiliates.

Step 7:
Join the Announcements mailing list

For community information, please join the Announcements mailing list. This is a low-volume list that provides information about new releases, community events, and important initiatives. Join the list.

Step 8:
Attend a community event

Every year the community comes together at the Sakai conference to plan, work and share. This provides an opportunity to meet community members who can answer your questions and share ideas. Beyond the annual meeting, the community holds regional meetings throughout the world. View upcoming events.