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What Is Sakai LMS?

Sakai is an open source learning management system created by and for educators in higher education. The Sakai LMS provides features for communication, collaboration, course creation, integration with third party apps, and open source tools. Sakai offers functionality like group tools, communication options, easy course building with lessons and modules, and the ability to upload, store and share files and resources.

Who Uses Sakai LMS?

Higher education institutions, university faculty, and students.

Sakai LMS Software - Gradebook
Sakai LMS Software - Rubrics
Sakai LMS Software - Lessons
Sakai LMS Software - Commons

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Reviews of Sakai LMS

Average score

Overall
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.7
Features
3.9
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 201-1,000
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5
33%
4
48%
3
15%
2
3%
Davesh
Davesh
Automation Engineering Intern in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Sakai Review

5.0 5 years ago

Pros:

Easy to submit assignments, view grades, and take assessments. Professors, not always tech-oriented, still find a way to communicate resources effectively with Sakai.

Cons:

UI needs an update, text editors are old and outdated

Adam
Design Engineer in US
Architecture & Planning, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Solid LMS platform

4.0 3 years ago

Pros:

Good amount of different tools available like grade entry, storing files, assigning homework and exams, etc Can set due dates, exam length, overall good level of control

Cons:

UI feels outdated, especially when compared to current industry competitors Feels slow at times Difficult to use on phone

Tamar
Clinical Quality Assurance Specialist in US
Hospital & Health Care, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Sakai as a Platform for Bachelor's Courses

3.0 2 years ago

Pros:

As I mentioned previously, this system readily makes course grades accessible from any online outlet (iPad, smart phone/computer). There is also an option for email notifications with an encrypted link. I also liked how once you got the hang of the features, they were very easy to deploy with new courses.

Cons:

Sakai does experience site outages every now and then which makes signing up for new courses a small nightmare. Once it works though, everything is magical!

Chelsea
Chelsea
Graduate Student in US
Higher Education, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Sakai is Great!

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: Overall, Sakai is great for students! Its really easy to navigate, stay organized, and collaborate with classmates. I would definitely recommend! I never had any issues.

Pros:

Sakai is really easy to use. We were supposed to watch a tutorial once we were enrolled in the semester. There was honestly no need. I figured it out myself easily! All of the tabs are well labeled and it's really easy to find everything you need to. I also love that you can see the roster for every class. This makes it really easy to collaborate with classmates! You can also choose to receive emails when assignments are added, announcements are made, changes are made, etc. This is very beneficial for someone who doesn't want to constantly be logging into Sakai. I also love that you can use Sakai on the computer or mobile phone. I would quite frequently use my phone and everything worked great!

Cons:

There's not much I dislike about Sakai. The only thing is that under "Gradebook" you cannot see your overall grade and there's no way to automatically calculate it. You have to ass up everything yourself to see what grade you have in the class. That was pretty annoying. The teachers always had a total percentage, but for some reason, students didn't have access to that.

Lauren
Lauren
Substitute Teacher in US
Primary/Secondary Education, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Sakai Review

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: I use this for my class information and uploading documents to the class.

Pros:

A great place to upload documents, see work, and very user friendly. I love the bar on the side that has all the labels/tabes and you just click one and you are there. It is wonderful and very easy to change from one tab to the next. Uploading work is also very simple and easy to do. It works with all kinds of files, with is fantastic.

Cons:

I do not really have any complaints about this software. It has served me well and I am grateful for it.