Sakai is in restricted acces - we have moved to Canvas

May 15, 2024: Sakai in Restricted Access

On May 15, 2024, Sakai entered a restricted access state. All Sakai sites were permanently unpublished and access restricted to site owners, except for temporary access granted to students with Incomplete grades. Canvas opens in new window is now the only centrally-supported active Learning Management System. Site owners have two years to extract any wanted content as Sakai will be decommissioned and completely inaccessible on May 15, 2026.

During restricted access:

  • All courses, projects, and University-related work must be conducted outside of Sakai. No new sites created.
  • All Sakai sites permanently unpublished. Student, Participant, Auditor, Guest roles do not have access to sites.
  • Instructor, Organizer, Teaching Assistant, Coordinator, Tech Support roles still have access to their sites to allow for content review and retrieval opens in new window for 2 years until Sakai is decommissioned on May 15, 2026.
  • All email functions disabled.
  • Password resets for Sakai non-Onyen Guest accounts not permitted due to disabled email functions.
  • Incomplete grades: Instructors who have students with IN and AB grades must submit a help request opens in new window to give their students temporary access to the course to complete their work. All communication between instructor and student must occur outside of Sakai (e.g., University email).



  • Accessibility opens in new window
  • HIPAA opens in new window: Protected Health Information (PHI) in Sakai is not permitted.
  • FERPA opens in new window: Sakai Assignments, Drop Box, Gradebook, PostEm, and Tests & Quizzes are designed to share FERPA-protected information privately between instructors and individual students.
  • Honor Code opens in new window: Students must adhere to the Honor Code at all times. Consult your instructor or the Office of Student Conduct opens in new window if you have questions.


Canvas Transition Timeline

  • Spring 2024: Last term for Sakai use.
  • May 15, 2024: Sakai entered restricted access. All courses and projects must be in Canvas.
  • May 15, 2026: Sakai decommissioned and no longer available.
  • See the full timeline. opens in new window


Canvas Training


Course Migrations Available

  • Course content has been migrated from Sakai to Canvas for all 2022 and 2023 registrar courses.
  • SP24 content will be available late June.
  • Look for "SAKAI_Archive" sites in Canvas to copy into official course sites.
  • See details on course migrations. opens in new window


Sakai Maintenance

Regular maintenance of the Sakai system will occur on the third Thursday of each month and as needed. Notices will be posted within the Sakai system.