E-Learning (Sakai)

Last Updated: March 20th, 2014

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Sakai is an open source Learning Management System that is currently supported and sponsored by the University of Florida for online and distance learning. The Sakai Learning Management System tools include:

  • Announcements
  • Assessments
  • Assignments
  • Blogs
  • Calendar
  • Chat Room
  • Discussions
  • Feedback
  • Gradebook
  • Mail
  • Polls
  • Roster
  • RSS Feeds
  • Resources
  • Syllabus
  • Tests & Quizzes
  • Web Links
  • Site Info
  • Site Stats
  • Wiki

Application to All Courses

Classroom Management:

  • The storing and dissemination of educational content using a variety of Web-based tools.
  • Provides a framework for a virtual learning environment.
  • Allows for instructors to collect, assess, give feedback, and track student work using a variety of assessment capabilities.


  • Extends the boundaries of the traditional classroom.
  • Allows the addition of live discussion and dynamic interaction in synchronous distance learning.
  • Easy to facilitate communication, participation, and collaboration between groups of students and with the instructor.

Feature Benefits:

View more educational uses and benefits of the features and tools of E-Learning in Sakai:

Getting Started

Visit e-Learning Support Services at the University of Florida for more information on how to get started with E-Learning in Sakai

Visit the Learning Support Services Training Site to enroll in workshops on getting started with E-Learning in Sakai

Additional Resources

Articles and Examples

Sakai at the University of Florida

  • Learning Support Services Training Site: Enroll in workshops on getting started with E-Learning in Sakai.
  • UF Sakai Help: A detailed website from Learning Support Services at the University of Florida including help with Sakai, FAQs, tutorials, and how to request a Sakai shell for course development.
  • UF Sakai Login: The E-Learning in Sakai login and support site.

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