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Links for Reference

  • Sakai 12 19 New Features by Tool (link forthcoming when release candidate is available)

  • Sakai 12 19 QA Hub

  • QA servers: 

    • Marist Unless otherwise stated, all testing is taking place on the Sakai 19 QA server :- (Sakai is updated daily for new fixes, but content is not purged.)12.x maintenance branch (either MySQL or Oracle) on nightly servers:  (Nightly servers are wiped each day. Content is not retained (refreshed weekly)

  • Preview and comment on published Sakai Documentation: 


  • The Apereo Foundation maintains the subscription to ScreenStepsLive for our collaborative authoring group. We are currently limited to 10 author accounts.

  • Contributing authors will have editor accounts created for them by Apereo. Contact Neal Caidin Wilma Hodges ( ) for more information or to request access.

  • Community members who would like to contribute but do not have author accounts may participate in the following ways:

    • Review existing documentation and provide comments, feedback, and suggestions to the authoring team by previewing the documentation on and adding comments using a “read-only” account that does not count against the licensing numbers.

    • If you have your own Screensteps account for your institution and would like to contribute content, please contact for more information on copying or contributing to Sakai community documentation.


  1. Choose an article that is either (A) already assigned to you as the owner, or (B) unassigned with "Nobody" listed as the owner.

  2. Change the owner of the article to your name (if not already listed).

  3. Review these Sakai Doc Project guidelines, current text of relevant Help files, and articles in progress, if necessary, for context.

  4. Work through the Sakai functionality for the current version on the test servers.

  5. For the procedural aspects of the article, verify that the steps are still correct for this version of Sakai. If the steps are incorrect or missing, update the article content to reflect the changes.

  6. In most cases, each step will have one image illustrating the step action.

  7. For descriptions of multiple features in one screen image, provide numbered annotations of the user interface, with corresponding notes within that step.

  8. Test your instructions by walking through the steps on the test servers.

  9. Add metadata to the article.

  10. Check article in as "Draft, Needs Content" or "Draft, Needs Update" if you want to continue working on it; check article in as "Published, Needs Review", if you are done with the current revision. (Be sure to check in articles if you are not actively working on them, as no one else can make changes to an article while it is checked out.)

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Please contact Wilma Hodges ( or Neal Caidin (neal.caidin@apereo or if you have any questions about authoring Sakai help using Screensteps or the style and process guidelines above.

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