Marist Implements Sakai 11
First major institution to bring latest version of open-source learning management system into production
Poughkeepsie, NY (August 17, 2016) – Marist College is the first major institution in the global Sakai community to bring version 11 into production. The Apereo Foundation, which governs the Sakai community, is made up of a network of over 180 higher education institutions and partners.
The one-and-a-half year, extensive system development effort to redesign the user experience and to stay ahead of the digital education movement was implemented at the College on Saturday, July 30, 2016. In addition to a cleaner, more modern interface, the design simplifies and enhances actions to improve student outcomes. Additionally, Sakai 11 features include easier and faster grading capabilities and a more intuitive Lessons tool, allowing flexible and responsive content authoring and delivery. The latest version of Sakai provides a responsive design enabling content to be easily viewed on tablets and mobile devices.
"We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship with the Sakai community and are proud to have contributed a large effort to help make this release a success by providing quality assurance servers and testing," said Antoni Sousa, Director of Web and Interface Innovation at Marist College. "All of these efforts have culminated in the latest version of Sakai being one of the first truly responsive designs for a learning management system."