Sakai Logo

Our learning management system is Sakai. It is an integrated set of software tools designed to help instructors, researchers, and students collaborate. Hundreds of educational organizations around the world use Sakai.

Wellesley upgraded to Sakai 19.

New Features in 19

  • New Rubics Tool
  • In assignments there's a new option for reminder emails to students and new interface improvements for selecting groups and sections.
  • Gradebook has improved grading analytics and visualization, as well as an improved import process from Gradebook Classic
  • Tests & Quizzes has a simplified, more responsive landing page interface.


Please read our Sakai Documentation (link on the left) for general help with using Sakai.

Also, Sakai 19 has a new Media Gallery for Fall 2020. The Media Gallery has a new look and a few new functions.

There are two Blue buttons:

  • 0 Media - the blue button on left with Search icon - this is your media library - the number will change as you add your media

  • +Add Media - the blue button on right next to three sort options - this is how you add media to your library by uploading or searching the e-reserves collection

There is an Actions drop-down menu next to a Contrast option icon
There is a Link button for sharing with other users
And there is a Help for using the Media Gallery tool

If you have any questions about course support, the use of Sakai or Google Apps for your courses, or just want advice, please contact the Instructional Technology Support Line at x4848.

Faculty support is also provided by your department's RIS Subject Specialist for help over the phone or to schedule an office visit.

Please send any feedback you might have about additional resources or topics you'd like to see covered in the Sakai help documentation to: Mac Stewart (mstewart), Instructional Technologist for Digital Publishing, LTS.