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The Sakai 12 QA Hub is the home page for the Sakai 12 QA effort.

We are testing new fixes on Master (next release version 19), to be merged back to the 12.x Maintenance Branch to prepare for our next maintenance release (12.3).

We are testing on the community server "Trunk (master) on MySql" . Master is the next version of Sakai (19) and where the process of applying all fixes to Sakai begins.

For questions please contact .



This Week for QA

Again for QA this week we will be testing new fixes in Master to be merged into the 12.x branch.  At this point, this consists of JIRAs with the accessibility and qadevneeded labels.  Please note we have 13 JIRAs that require QA by a developer Test on your own, or join us today at 10 am in BBB QA Room for the weekly community Test Fest.

How to test:
General testing this week:
Since we don't have new bugs to test, we'll be testing new features for bugs or issues that are slated for 19.  You may choose to test Rubrics, or the layout changes to Tests & Quizzes, or you can selected a new feature from this list of JIRAS - .  See our short video on how reporting works if you need a refresher on how to create JIRAs.

Server to use for testing:

We are testing on the community server "Trunk (master) on MySql" . Master is the next version of Sakai (19) and where the process of applying all fixes to Sakai begins.

If you find a JIRA that you think is an accessibility issue but does not have the component Accessibility, please add that to the JIRA.  If you find a JIRA without a test plan and it is not obvious how to test the issue, comment on the JIRA asking for a test plan from the reporter.

Reporting Issues



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 12 QA Running Meeting Notes google doc  . All are welcome! We meet in the QA Room in BigBlueButton: 
QA Room
password: apereo

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  . We begin our Test Fests in the QA Room in BigBlueButton (see above). Throughout the course of the Test Fest, we communicate using our new SakaiQA channel in Apereo’s Slack instance described below. The QA team will be available 30 minutes before Test Fest, at 9:30 am (EST), to help onboard those new to QA testing.

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:

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