Daily Archives: April 29, 2020

Sakai 20 Released!

This is a note from Wilma Hodges – the Sakai PMC member and Community Coordinator announcing Sakai 20 general availability.

Dear Community,

Congratulations to our amazing worldwide community!

I’m pleased to announce that Sakai 20.0 is now available!

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to everyone involved with developing, testing, and documenting the latest release. Even during a pandemic, our world-wide community has kept the momentum going and produced another Sakai release packed with exciting new features and enhancements. That is a tremendous accomplishment during these unprecedented times!

Our community wiki has both functional [1] and technical [2] release notes.

Download instructions are also available of course [3] .

New in Sakai 20

  • In Assignments: New Sakai Grader UI with document preview in the browser for student file submissions, as well as a progress bar for student submissions

  • OneDrive and Google Drive integration in the Sakai file picker

  • In Site Info: the Date Manager allows instructors to update all due dates in a single page, and Auto-Groups enhancements simplify the process of creating groups in a site

  • Several Gradebook enhancements, including: equally weighted items within a weighted category, full screen mode, resizable columns, a new Section column, and the ability to Message Students directly from the Gradebook

  • User Activity tab in Statistics provides detailed user data for instructors, and students also get a view of their own activity

  • In Tests & Quizzes: ability to restore deleted assessments, flag individual questions as extra credit, and schedule assessment feedback display start/end dates

  • New CK Editor templates available throughout Sakai in the rich text editor

  • Student name pronunciation feature in Profile

  • “To the top” button to jump back up to the top of the page

  • Updated UI in Podcast tool

  • And more! [4]

[1] Functional release notes – https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/DOC/Sakai+20+Release+Notes

[2] Technical Release notes – https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/DOC/Sakai+20+Technical+Release+Notes

[3] Download instructions – http://source.sakaiproject.org/release/20.0/

[4] Complete Feature Summary – https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/DOC/Sakai+20.0+Complete+Feature+Summary

Wilma Hodges, Ed.D.

Sakai PMC – Community Coordinator