Recent Updates

  • Sakai uses a single consistent Rich-Text Editor across all areas where text can be added that is more than a few lines. This editor is based on the most recent stable version of the CKEditor.

    When creating content using the Rich-Text Editor, it is important that the author follow the simple guidelines below to ensure that the content can be read and understood by all. Creating well-structured and accessible content is a best practice which ensures that content is compatible with assistive devices, such as screen readers, and robust enough to be copied and pasted to other contexts or presented in unanticipated contexts.  Making content accessible is also a legal requirement.

    The Rich-Text Editor's Accessibility Checker feature can help you check your content for accessibility issues and edit it to fix them.

    The technical measure of accessibility for a web-based resource is the WCAG 2.0 standard from the W3C. The requirements of the WCAG 2.0 are summarized in the four-letter acronym POUR:

    • Perceivable - Information must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
    • Operable - User interface components, navigation and structure must be operable.
    • Understandable - Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable, and structural elements should be used in a meaningful way.
    • Robust - Content must be robust enough so that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of technologies, including assistive technologies.

    These relatively simple considerations make a big difference if applied when content is created. The W3C provides more information in their Introduction to Understanding WCAG 2.0.

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    Accessibility Information

    Sakai is a Learning Management System created to assist faculty and students by providing online tools for communication, assessment, content delivery, etc.

    Sakai is composed of sites, and each site has a number of tools selected by the site creator. There is also a special site, My Workspace, private to you, where you can access personal information and change your settings.

    This document is assistive technology agnostic and will briefly describe the different areas of the interface, point out how they are implemented for accessibility, and go into more depth where extra assistance may be needed.

    If you need specific help with your assistive technology, please contact your institution's office for Disability Student Services and/or Information Technology Services.

    For additional information visit the Accessibility Working Group on the Confluence Wiki.

    Note: The content depicted in images on this page may differ from what you experience, due to your institutions customization of Sakai.

  • Updated on: May 10, 2019

    About Sakai Help

    Please note that the help documentation provided for Sakai is written for "out-of-the-box" (OOTB) Sakai. As such, it is designed to support the core tools available for this version.

    The screen images incorporated into the documentation are all taken using the generic, OOTB Sakai theme or "skin".

    Depending on local customizations, your individual instance of Sakai may have some differences in available tools, tool names, user roles, skins, or default permissions.

    Also note that while all users have the ability to search and view all available help, your user account must have the necessary permissions in order to perform administrative or site management tasks. Help articles may describe features or settings that are not available to you, depending on your role within a site. See What are permissions and roles? for more information.

  • Updated on: Jan 09, 2019

    How do I use Warpwire with Sakai?

    Manual Faculty Guide
  • Manual Faculty Guide
  • Updated on: Oct 26, 2018

    How do I use Piazza with Sakai?

    Manual Faculty Guide
  • Manual Sakai Basics
  • Updated on: May 11, 2018

    How do guests create an account?

    Manual Sakai Basics
  • Updated on: May 11, 2018

    How do guests create an account?

    Manual Faculty Guide
  • Manual Faculty Guide