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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

78

Content Management

78

Instructor Led Training

77

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

Vendor Support

81

Ease of Data Integration

80

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

79

Breadth of Features

66

Business Value Created

60

Sakai Reviews

Mohammad A.

  • Role: Public Sector
  • Industry: Consulting
  • Involvement: Business Leader or Manager
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Mar 2024

Empowering Educators with Sakai LMS.

Likeliness to Recommend

8 /10

What differentiates Sakai from other similar products?

Sakai architecture is designed to be highly flexible and extensible. Institution can integrate Sakai with other systems and services, such as student information systems, library resources, and integrated learning environment. Sakai is developed and maintained by community of educators, developer's, and institutions working together to improve the platform.

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

Sakai is open source, it might be favoured by users who appreciate customization options, lower costs, or collaborative development environment. Sakai is easy to use interface or intuitive design could be major points for users.

What do you dislike most about this product?

Sakai can be complex to set up and configure, especially for users who are not familiar with open source software or LMS platforms. Fewer options are available for extending Sakais functionality with additional features or integrations. Sakai might be more expensive than competitors or lack a free plan.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

Take a time to explore Sakai features and capabilities to see if they align with your institutions needs. Evaluate your institution capacity for implementing and support Sakai. Consider factors such as infrastructure, technical expertise, training needs and ongoing support requirements and involved with the Sakai community to access resources, documentation, forums, and support.

Pros

  • Unique Features
  • Fair
  • Acts with Integrity
  • Transparent

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

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