Sakai Maintenance

Here we will post upcoming planned Sakai maintenance and an archive of past maintenance work we have performed since upgrading to Sakai 11 in December 2016. Scheduled maintenance will always be posted on the Sakai homepage. You can also check the status of maintenance on

Planned Sakai Maintenance Window: image of green tool set for maintenance
Thursday Mornings 5 AM – 7 AM

Upcoming Planned Sakai Maintenance

Please note we may need to postpone adding certain expected features if we encounter issues in our testing or as we perform the maintenance. We will post updated information on this page as soon as possible.

Next Planned Maintenance:

Sakai Maintenance Archive

February 15

  • SAI Patching

February 9, 2017

  • Enable ability for instructors to delete student submissions in Tests & Quizzes
  • Automatically expand Plugin Tools list in Manage Tools page
  • Remove Poll tool help documentation
  • Disable opening Resources folders with 500+ items to avoid server issues
  • Move UNC Admin tools to CloudApps

November 21, 2017

  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra upgrade
  • Display fill-in-the-blank student answers in correct order on Question page view
  • Fix HTML bug that displays “quote” code instead of quotation marks
  • Allow “#” in Gradebook Item title
  • Server and application patches

November 16, 2017

  • Allow Gradebook import, regardless of whether first student has an update or not
  • Fix student view of Model Answer in Assignments

November 2, 2017

  • Fix issue with modifying content in Lessons to correctly update content links and Resources and to hide 404 error from students not in permitted group
  • Enable Java JVM to fix Gradebook sorting error
  • Prevent Attendance Student Overview page from crashing if null student IDs exist
  • Remove clickable Resources links in Admin Workspace to prevent server crash

October 20, 2017

  • Moving Sakai Admin Host to a Virtual Machine

October 19, 2017

  • SAI Patching

October 12, 2017

  • Fix processing of hung Site Statistics job

October 5, 2017

  • Fix Attendance Student Overview page load for large classes
  • Fix Warpwire issue affecting links and displays in Lessons
  • Improve PA Announcements for mobile view
  • Update text on Password Reset page

September 14, 2017

  • Add personalized name feature in Lessons text box item

August 17, 2017

  • Disable ability to change Assignment type (individual vs group) after posting
  • Send Sign-up emails to Inbox instead of Deleted folder
  • Integrate SCORM player
  • Improve site Statistics performance
  • Include multiple LTI External tools during import process

August 10, 2017

  • SAI patching

June 15, 2017

  • Fix error in new Gradebook when switching to percentages
  • Add Submit Date in anonymous assessment exports
  • Export assessments with Extended Matching question
  • Add PID column to Site Info
  • Remove public option in Announcements

May 25, 2017

  • SAI patching

May 16, 2017

  • Restart server nodes due to high memory issues

April 13, 2017

  • Fix section display issue in Gradebook when TA is assigned to multiple sections
  • Fix Attachment button on student submission page in Tests & Quizzes

March 30, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.7

  • Fix Forums posting issue which interferes with email notifications
  • Fix Gradebook averages to exclude uncategorized items in Student Review Mode
  • Fix publishing site controls in Manage Access
  • Rename Syllabus “Add” button to “Add Draft”
  • Remove HTML tag in anonymous assessments final score table
  • Fix event types in Calendar import spreadsheet
  • Make Sakai time zone setting independent from computer time zone
  • Add Explorance Blue course evaluation tool
  • Modify text in Admin Lite tool
  • Remove old references to Struts 1.1

March 16, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.6

  • Pick up TA permissions from ConnectCarolina and Section Info in Gradebook
  • Remove mime type spreadsheet restriction in Gradebook imports
  • Add class average to Course Grade and Gradebook Items in Gradebook
  • Allow TAs to modify Gradebook Item details
  • Allow importing Gradebook spreadsheets with decimal points
  • Fix page display when selecting empty group in Gradebook
  • Remove course creation option for non-official instructors
  • Allow inserting new questions throughout assessment
  • Remove HTML tags from model answers in student submission in Tests & Quizzes
  • Fix auto-submit retract date issue
  • Display correct Forum in Lessons
  • Update calendar widget placement in Resources
  • Fix full-screen view for Warpwire
  • Fix Peer Assessment “Return to List” button
  • Remove user time zone mismatch alert
  • Fix Lessons missing key in log

February 16, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.5

  • Remove HTML tags from model answers in question view in Tests & Quizzes
  • Enable permissions page in Podcasts
  • Fix logging error
  • Add icon to adminlite

January 26, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.4

  • Update script to only auto-submit assessment if student has no prior submission
  • Upload new version of i>Clicker to sync with Gradebook
  • Fix hyperlink issue in Syllabus
  • Fix display issue to wrap Favorites toolbar in Internet Explorer 11
  • SAI patching

January 24, 2017

  • Restart all servers for preventive maintenance

January 23, 2017

  • Restart 2 of 10 servers that were experiencing database connection issues

January 19, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.3

  • Give TAs ability to add items in Gradebook
  • Display text in auto-save comparison window
  • Fix Site Statistics job
  • Add Assessment Types to Tests & Quizzes
  • Remove Duplicate Site option
  • Fix loading issue in Tool Order feature
  • Fix file name rewrite code for re-uploaded files in Lessons

January 5, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.2

  • Disable auto-save pop-up window
  • Update Password Reset page for non-Onyen users
  • Disable past terms from site creation process
  • Disable site title edit option
  • Update automated Sakai reply email address
  • Add Admin Lite icon
  • Migrate logging changes for Site Statistics to monitor with Splunk
  • Fix 404 error in Splunk

December 20, 2016 — Sakai 11 Upgrade