Sakai 2.9 Upgrade July 29 – August 1

New release!In case you missed our announcement on the Sakai homepage, we plan to upgrade to Sakai 2.9 this summer to bring improvements and increased performance to our user experience! We estimate that the upgrade will take approximately 72 hours of outage time to perform the work, so please plan for Sakai to be unavailable from July 29 until August 1. The upgrade will take place after Summer classes have ended, and we will make every effort to minimize the outage. Thank you for your understanding!

New Sakai 2.9 Features

Here is a sneak peek to some of the new features you can expect to see in Sakai 2.9!


  • Drop lowest scores


  • Improved Permissions view in Settings
  • Option to require users to post before reading others’ posts

Tests & Quizzes

  • Improved view between Pending and Published assessments

Lessons (**New tool**)

  • Organize course lessons
  • Option to link to Tests, Assignments, Forums, etc.
  • Option to add Student pages

Easier Navigation

  • Preferences: Drag-and-drop functionality in reordering Sakai tabs

Thank you in advance for your patience as we upgrade the Sakai system! We will keep you updated on the upgrade with more information as the date nears.

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