Sakai (online group for academic communications)

Service description

Sakai provides online group communication, discussion forums, project collaboration, online gradebooks, resource sharing, test/quizzes, and other technologies in support of instruction. is enterprise-ready, community-source software also known as a collaborative learning environment (CLE).


  • Faculty who teach multiple sections but want to do so in a single course site
  • Faculty who want to use the suite of group communication and collaboration tools
  • Faculty/staff collaborating on a variety of projects and committees who use the site to store documents and use the collaboration tools
  • Students use Sakai to enhance the learning experience by collaborating with their peers and professors online


Available 24/7 with planned one-hour maintenance outages each Thursday morning from 5 a.m. – 7 a.m.  Outages are announced on the Sakai homepage.

Help and more information

Subscribe to Sakai @ UNC Blog Check out Sakai @ UNC Tutorials Sign-in to Sakai Submit an online Help Request