Sakai 12.1 Released

Sakai Project is pleased to announce on behalf of the worldwide community that Sakai 12.1 is released and available for downloading!

The Site Builder Project: Now Under Construction

The UVACollab Applications Group, which manages the instance of Sakai that serves the University of Virginia, has begun an exciting project to redesign its site creation and tool management workflows.

Sakai 12.0 at the University of Dayton

We are pleased to announce that the University of Dayton has upgraded their instance of Sakai to version 12.0 as of May 9th, 2018! For the last two months, the Office of eLearning at UD has tirelessly worked to migrate all of their customizations from Sakai 11.4 to Sakai 12.0. Completing this critical task on such a short timeline would not have been possible without the fantastic work done by so many members of the Sakai community. Thank you all!

Sakai Docs Ride Along

Sakai Docs ride along - Learn about creating Sakai Online Help documentation September 8th, 10am Eastern

Sakai 12 branch created!

We are finally here! A big milestone has been reached with the branching of Sakai 12.0. What is a "branch"? A branch means we've taken a snapshot in time of Sakai and put it to the side so we improve it, mostly QA (quality assurance testing) and bug fixing until we feel it is ready to release to the world and become a community supported release. We have a stretch goal from this point of releasing before the end of this year, 2017. 

Check out some of our new features.

The Sakai UI Inventory Project

(posted on behalf of Jolie Tingen, Learning Technology Analyst, Duke University)

 

In the last few years, Sakai’s user interface and user experience has improved significantly.  The community’s effort to make Sakai a responsive and easy-to-use application is evident in the latest release. Improved navigation, streamlined workflows, and a modern interface are all noticeable improvements in Sakai 11.  Yet, these improvements have not been documented in a style guide for Sakai.

 

To address this gap, Duke University is partnering with the Sakai Community to develop an updated style guide for Sakai.  

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

(posted on behalf of Matt Clare, Brock University, Chair of Sakai Accessibility Working Group)

 

Thursday, May 18 2017 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

 

Sakai should have a positive impact on all who encounter it, a key part of this goal is how accessible Sakai is.

 

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and part of GAAD is building awareness of what we all can do to promote access for, and inclusion of, people with different abilities.

 

Sakai has a good history of accessibility but recent versions of Sakai have not been released with a thorough review of the accessibility and to what degree it meets recognized international standard like the WCAG 2.  I’m pleased to share that thanks to community efforts in fundraising over $61,000 and 60 hours of development work Sakai’s accessibility has been reviewed by a recognized accessibility reviewer, SSB Bart, and our plans are to deliver Sakai 12 with an accessibility compliance statement.

 

Sakai 11.2

Even though we have release notes [1], I was wondering if it would be helpful to make a blog post about our maintenance releases. Also motivated by the fact that in 11.2 we had to turn off one of the new features of Sakai 11 for the mobile view, and thought that would be important to communicate. This blog post is really about both Sakai 11.1 and Sakai 11.2 since combined there are 350 improvements since the 11.0 release on 23 July 2016.