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The Sakai 20 QA Hub is the home page for the Sakai 20 Quality Assurance effort.

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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 by following this etherpad link: All are welcome! We meet in the QA Room in BigBlueButton: 
QA Room
password: apereo

QA Testing this week  - 03/01/2020 - 023/07/2020*

This week for QA, we will continue going through the regression scripts for high priority tools for the Sakai 20 release. 

Here is a link to the spreadsheet:

The server we want to use for testing is the Sakai 20 branch.

This branch can be found here:

There are 26 high priority tools that we need to test first. After that we will work on the medium priority tools. 

The Thursday conference call (aka TestFest) will be held in the Sakai QA Room in BigBlueButton. BigBlueButton can be found by following this link: In the drop down menu for rooms select Sakai QA Room. The password is apereo. Starting time is 10:00 AM EST. 

Look forward to seeing everyone at Test Fest this week.

Server to use for testing
Unless otherwise stated, all testing is taking place on the Sakai 20 server (refreshed weekly on Mondays).

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

Reporting Issues via Jira

Sakai 20 Testing Results

High Priority Tools:

  • 32 High Priority Tools to be tested.
  • 30 out of the 32 is at 100% Complete.
  • 2 out of the 32 are in Testing in Progress status. 
  •  0 out of the 31 have not been started yet. 

Medium Priority Tools:

  • 18 Medium Priority Tools to be tested. 
  • 14 out of the 18 are at 100% Complete.
  • 0 out of the 18 are in Testing in Progress status. 
  • 4 out of the 18 have not been started yet. 

Low Priority Tools:

  • 33 Low Priority Tools to be tested. 
  • 11 out of the 33 are at 100% Complete.
  • 4 out of the 33 are in Testing in Progress status. 
  • 18 out of the 33 have not been started yet. 

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 by following this etherpad link here: 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

Sakai 20 Regression Scripts

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