New to Sakai? Here are some Frequently-Asked Questions
Sakai is an Open Source Collaboration and Learning Environment which is in Enterprise use at 200 Universities around the world with over a million users who use Sakai daily in their teaching and learning.
Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation, suggests you think about Sakai in four ways. Listen to Michael at Sakai Overview
You can download a demo version or try out a hosted trial of Sakai.
Read on. You will find information about how to get started contributing to Sakai and using Sakai, and how to become involved in many other ways.
The Sakai Programmer's Cafe Work Group writes development documentation, provides sample code, and presents day-long workshops at Sakai conferences to help developers get started working with Sakai. The Sakai development list firstname.lastname@example.org is the best place to ask developers questions.
This page on the Sakai development infrastructure describes the servers and services that are available to anyone in the community upon request. This includes things like the source repository, wiki, and issue tracker.
You can send email to the Sakai User Experience forum email@example.com and read the User Experience FAQ
This was an initiative to improve the user experience of Sakai, spearheaded by the Sakai Foundation. The latest work is showing up in Sakai 3
FLUID is a Mellon-funded project to improve the user experience of open source software, including Sakai.
The Sakai Roadmap is a timeline of estimated completion dates for various development efforts in Sakai.
You'll find release, end-user support, system administration, and other documentation in Confluence and distributed with the Sakai source code documentation.
See the Sakai System Administrator's Guide (which includes the complete Sakai Properties Reference)
All is explained in Configuring Sakai
Sakai tools fall into one of three categories:
A tool may be promoted to a new category when the Community becomes more familiar with it. Criteria for provisional tool status are found here Provisional Tools
Send these questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussion of how Sakai is integrated can be found at Enterprise Integration and IMS Enterprise Services
Yes, your institution may customize the appearance of Sakai. Here are some screenshots
Refer to these guides when customizing the appearance of Sakai.
Sakai uses the Educational Community License version 2.0. Here are answers to frequently asked licensing questions.
Here is a map of Sakai around the world.
Sakai is used in Teaching and Learning and collaboration of all kinds.
OSP is a part of the Sakai Open Source Collaboration and Learning Environment. There is documentation for setting up and customizing OSP at
Questions about OSP can be sent to email@example.com
Yes, at End-User Support Resources
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a number of activities under way in Sakai. The Confluence Dashboard shows the span of Sakai activity. You will see that activities are organized into Projects, Provisional tools, Contrib tools, Discussion Groups (DG), Work Groups (WG), and Conferences. Each has a leader you can contact.
One way to start is by joining email discussions. To join an email group, go to http://collab.sakaiproject.org to see a list of all the available mail lists.
You may also use Nabble to get access to more nicely formatted list archives. These Nabble links may be used to browse a sample of the email lists:
The URL for the Sakai Foundation is http://sakaiproject.org. The Sakai Foundation coordinates the activities of the Sakai open source community and provides shared resources to support the Sakai community activities. The Sakai Foundation also helps connect community members with similar interests and needs.
The home page for Sakai Project Coordination is Sakai Project Coordination
Sakai Community Practices are outlined in the Group Management Process
Sakai uses a variety of tools to coordinate development. You can find out more on Sakai Development Infrastructure page.
To receive the Sakai Newsletter and other announcement emails, open http://collab.sakaiproject.org. Sign on (you can create a new account
using the "New Account" link in the left-hand menubar.) After you have signed on, click "Membership" in the left-hand menubar. Click the "Joinable Sites" link near the top of the window that opens. Find the Announcements site in the list and click "join" under it.
Enter search terms for Sakai Knowledge Base Search at Knowledge Base
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