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The Sakai 19 QA Hub is the home page for the Sakai 19 Quality Assurance effort.

For questions please contact

Communication Channels

Sakai QA list

Join the Sakai QA list (sakai-qa@ to keep up to date on all things QA in Sakai. Anyone can join the group here:!forum/sakai-qa

Sakai QA Slack Channel

We have a very active Sakai QA channel in Apereo’s Slack instance. We use this for communicating during Test Fests and asking QA questions to the group or to individuals anytime. If someone at your institution has already joined, then you can self join at:

Otherwise send an email to  to have your institution's domain added for self signup. For a quick overview of Slack (along with some helpful tips n’ tricks), see the following video:


Weekly QA Planning Calls

The QA Planning Group meets every  Tuesday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eastern time . This group guides the overall direction of the Sakai QA effort, creates testing materials and processes, and participates in testing. Meetings agendas and notes can be found in our Sakai 19 QA Running Meeting Notes google doc. our etherpad link: It lists all of the links for all current QA planning call meetings. If you want to look at a specific meeting click on the link associated with that date. All are welcome! We meet in the QA Room in BigBlueButton: 
QA Room
password: apereo

QA Testing this week  -






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This week for QA, we will continue preparing for the Sakai 19.2 release. The deadline we are aiming for the release is between July 15th and July 30th.

This week we will be focusing on finishing the 19.n changes filter. 19.n changes filter:  project = Sakai AND "19 status" in (Resolved) AND fixVersion in ("19.2 [Tentative]") AND resolution = fixed ORDER BY resolutiondateASC. This filter we will be testing the JIRA and if it passes changing the 19 status to verified. Currently the status should be resolved. If the test fails notify Mark of the JIRA and it failing. For testing these JIRAs we will be using the 19.x testing server which can be found here:

The test servers can be found here:

19.2 Changes Spreadsheet:

After the above spreadsheet is complete all that is left to test will be the smoke testing on high priority tools.

The Sakai 19.2 Sanity Test Smoke Test Scripts can be found here:

Once that is complete we will be ready to release Sakai 19.2!begin focusing on the upcoming Sakai 20 release for next year. With the upcoming Sakai 20 release we will be rewriting and updating the regression scripts for all tools. At the same time we have new features to test for Sakai 20. We hope to be able to release Sakai 20 by late February. 

Reporting New Issues via Jira

Server to use for testing
Unless otherwise stated, all testing is taking place on the Sakai 19 RC02 QA server - (refreshed weekly on Mondays)

When testing notifications/email, you can check the Mail Catcher server to confirm sent messages -
Reporting Issues

Weekly Test Fests

Join our QA “Test Fests” every Thursday from 10am to 11 am, Eastern time! This is an opportunity to jump into testing Sakai with the support of the QA Team and other community members. You do not need to be an functional expert to get involved. Test Fest agendas and notes can be found in our Sakai QA Running Meeting Notes google doc.our etherpad link: It lists all of the links for all the current QA Test Fest meetings. If you want to look at a specific meeting click on the link associated with that date. We begin our Test Fests in the QA Room in BigBlueButton (see left). Throughout the course of the Test Fest, we communicate using our new SakaiQA channel in Apereo’s Slack instance described under Communication Channels on this page. 

*QA testing is informed by updates on the Core Team call and QA planning meetings which are held on Tuesday every week.  Therefore, QA testing cycles usually run from Wednesday to Wednesday the following week.  Longer QA cycles may be held during QA for major releases to accommodate more in-depth testing such as regression testing.

Useful Details / Resources

Video: How to create a Jira

Sakai QA bug fix workflow.pdf

Signup and scripts for testing Sakai 19 RC01

Testing Resources - test files and content for Calendar, Gradebook, Lessons, Tests & Quzzies, CK Editor and general media/text files