Assignments - Submission History field for Assignment Submissions has been removed in Sakai 12
Sakai 11 shows a submission history for an assignment. This submission history in the user interface was removed as part of the Sakai 12 assignments tool refactor. A replacement is being explored at
A screenshot showing the submission history in Sakai 11 for instructor view after re-submitting on behalf of the student. This field does not exist in Sakai 12.
A screenshot showing the submission history when the student is view his assignment grades. This field does not exist in Sakai 12.
Assignments - Site Archive is no longer compatible between Sakai 12 and earlier versions of Sakai
The Assignment XML that is exported in Sakai 12 is significantly different than in Sakai 11 and earlier.
Assignments - For Attachment only assignments, student must upload a file. Links are not accepted.
The option "Select files from workspace or site" has been removed for Attachment only assignment types to prevent students from submitting a URL to a mutable document, like a Google doc, which potentially could be altered even after submission and due date have passed.
Bullhorn Notifications - A new feature which is off by default in 12
Bullhorn notifications is off by default in Sakai 12. It is for academic and social notifications. To be turned on by default in the future, some work may be needed to identify the desired behavior, which activities should generate notifications, which should not, and which potentially create double notifications, and then addressing those gaps to have desired default behavior.
Course management SIS Load using CSV files
MathJax - now a site level instead of a tool level setting
MySQL and MariaDB - upgrade to Hibernate resulted in new dialect
Profile tool "wall" disabled by default in Sakai 12
Signup tool properties documented
The properties options have been updated in default.sakai.properties. No new properties have been added, just that existing properties have been documented.
Site Management - Duplicating sites disabled by default due to performance concerns
A JIRA is open, but not PR (pull request, aka source code contribution) for it yet.
Syllabus - editing process has changed
Syllabus items can no longer be edited in place. Instead you must use the Bulk Edit UI. There is a request (Jira) to change the name of Bulk Edit to just "Edit" since this is the only option for editing a Syllabus item in Sakai 12.
Test and Quizzes - Autosubmit in Samigo Tests and Quizzes always includes submission even if only partial
Doesn't affect when take highest score is in effect, but does impact average scoring of submissions or taking the score of the latest submission. There is a JIRA (not yet in 12) to update the text that is displayed to instructors and students,
Please note that the default for webservices.log-allowed has been changed from true to false.
Sakai 12 properties
Recommend storing files on your file system instead of database
Sakai will store the file content in the database as BLOBs by default. Set this value to change it to store the content on the filesystem instead.
The file system root for content hosting's external stored files (default is null, i.e. store them in the db).
# KNL-309 : To enable support for deleted files set this property to some location
# When storing content hosting's body bits in files, an optional set of folders just within the bodyPath -
# to act as volumes to distribute the files among - a comma separate list of folders. If left out, no volumes will be used.
# see the readme file (2.2.7 File Based Content Hosting) for more details
# Set to true to enable the release/retract and hiding of resources in ContentHostingService, Default: true
# Set to true to enable custom sorts within folders in ContentHostingService and the Resources tool
# DEFAULT: true
You might also want to enable the soft deletion feature of Sakai
Soft site deletion.
If enabled, sites that are deleted will be inaccessible to normal users but won't be deleted immediately, in case they need to be recovered.
You also need to set the gracetime value, in days. After this period, the softly deleted sites will be hard deleted. Defaults to 30 days.
There is a Quartz job that must be configured to run periodically (once per day or so) to expunge those sites.
site.soft.deletion=true (default is false)
Lessons - Changes to how Events are stored
These events were removed
lessonbuilder.create - creating a page or item lessonbuilder.update - updating a page or item lessonbuilder.delete - deleting a page or item
These events were added
lessonbuilder.page.create - creating a page lessonbuilder.page.read - reading a page lessonbuilder.page.update - updating a page lessonbuilder.page.delete - deleting a page lessonbuilder.item.create - creating a item lessonbuilder.item.read - reading a item lessonbuilder.item.update - updating a item lessonbuilder.comment.create - creating a comment lessonbuilder.comment.update - updating a comment lessonbuilder.comment.delete - deleting a comment
Lessons management of HTML pages
By default, Lessons uses Content Security Policy headers to restrict what an HTML page can do, when the page is loaded from Sakai.
Sakai skins using Morpheus
Documentation is stored with Sakai on Github
Sakai 11 changes the way sites are marked as "favorites"
Gradebook and SiteStats chart/statistics issue running under OpenJDK
There was an issue noted in
Open and Awaiting Review Jira tickets
For listings of all open issues see: