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Sakai

8.2 / 10
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Sakai
8.2 / 10

What is Sakai?

Sakai provides a flexible and feature-rich environment for teaching, learning, research and other collaboration. As an open source software suite developed by its adopter community, the Sakai continually evolves in step with the needs of the students, faculty members and organizations it serves. Colleges, universities, governments and other organizations deploy Sakai’s rich toolset to expand the possibilities for technology-enabled learning across many facets of the educational experience.

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Awards & Recognition

Sakai won the following awards in the Education Learning Management category

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Sakai Ratings

Real user data aggregated to summarize the product performance and customer experience.
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81 Likeliness to Recommend

86 Plan to Renew

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Since last award

79 Satisfaction of Cost Relative to Value


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Emotional Footprint Overview

+81 Net Emotional Footprint

The emotional sentiment held by end users of the software based on their experience with the vendor. Responses are captured on an eight-point scale.

How much do users love Sakai?

7% Negative
20% Neutral
73% Positive

Pros

  • Respectful
  • Fair
  • Trustworthy
  • Acts with Integrity

Feature Ratings

Average 79

Online Learning

81

Gradebook

80

Course Management

80

Assessments and Quizzes

80

Classroom Management

79

Content Management

78

Instructor Led Training

78

Content Creation

77

Analytics and Reporting

76

Student Collaboration

75

Vendor Capability Ratings

Average 76

Ease of IT Administration

91

Availability and Quality of Training

85

Ease of Customization

85

Ease of Implementation

84

Quality of Features

84

Usability and Intuitiveness

81

Ease of Data Integration

80

Vendor Support

80

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

79

Breadth of Features

66

Business Value Created

60

Sakai Reviews

Sarah K.

  • Role: Information Technology
  • Industry: Education
  • Involvement: IT Development, Integration, and Administration
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Oct 2023

Unlimited customization

Likeliness to Recommend

7 / 10

What differentiates Sakai from other similar products?

Sakai is highly customizable for an organization's needs, wants, and KPIs.

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

The Sakai user community is highly interactive and developers and QA testers are very receptive to community feedback.

What do you dislike most about this product?

Some aspects of Sakai's functionality and features are lagging behind those of its competitors (e.g., Canvas, D2L). Change is possible, but often slow due to limited development resources.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

Significant end user training will be required for users switching from another LMS to Sakai. Ensure that you have staff who can take on this task.

Pros

  • Trustworthy
  • Caring
  • Respectful
  • Client Friendly Policies

Ben R.

  • Role: Information Technology
  • Industry: Education
  • Involvement: IT Development, Integration, and Administration
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Oct 2023

Fantastic Open-Source LMS!

Likeliness to Recommend

10 / 10

What differentiates Sakai from other similar products?

It's open source and very flexible..

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

It has a large, organic community of supporters and innovators around the globe.

What do you dislike most about this product?

Some tools can be a bit clunky and aren't as streamlined as other tools that are native to the LMS.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

Have a good team of designers and coders who can adjust and customize Sakai to your specific needs.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity

Tim W.

  • Role: Information Technology
  • Industry: Education
  • Involvement: Business Leader or Manager
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Oct 2023

Overall, Sakai is a very functional LMS.

Likeliness to Recommend

8 / 10

What differentiates Sakai from other similar products?

Fully open source LMS and active community.

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

Project sites and guest access.

What do you dislike most about this product?

Discussions because it doesn't work with delegated access.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

Take time to review and consider the cost-benefit to other propriety LMS platforms.

Pros

  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Respectful
  • Helps Innovate

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