Sakai Reviews 2020

Read Sakai reviews and discover how other eLearning Industry community members have experienced the software.

Performance Overview
Overall Rating 64%
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  • Customer Experience
  • Likelihood to Recommend

Mar 27, 2020

Useful LMS but could enhance and simplify its grading capabilities

Overall Rating 71%
  • Usefulness
  • Usability
  • Customer Experience
  • Likelihood to Recommend
What do you like best? Ease of use, the menu on the left for easy navigation, intuitiveness, and ability to create customized lessons
What do you dislike? The Gradebook tool and interface is cumbersome and does not translate well into Excel
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Alex Samuel V. — Spanish Professor and Instructional Designer

Industry : Education - Primary | Company size : 1,001-5,000 | Level : Director | Focus : Education | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as User, Administrator, Member of the deployment/customization team

Apr 24, 2018

Works like Blackboard, but it's open-source

Overall Rating 90%
  • Usefulness
  • Usability
  • Customer Experience
  • Likelihood to Recommend
What do you like best? 1) The cost (free) 2) It's open-source, so we can request new features and changes 3) Excellent Test and Gradebook tools 4) Almost all tools are group-aware 5) Working with an outside vendor to improve accessibility (massive updates have been applied) 6) Integrates with our web conferencing tool (BigBlueButton), which is also open-source 7) Project sites can be created for faculty, student, and administrator groups 8) Improved responsive design and performance on mobile devices
What do you dislike? It can be a pro and a con: It's an open-source product, so that means the community gets to decide what gets added or fixed, which may be or not be what you want worked on first! Different universities created different tools, so the community is updating tools so they function in a similar manner. The community is working on simplifying the software download instructions. This product really is open-source, but there is not a lot of marketing done to let folks know about it!
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Becky R. — Distance Learning Coordinator at Durham Technical Community College

Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 501-1,000 | Level : Senior | Focus : Information Technology | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as User, Administrator, Member of the procurement team