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See upcoming planned Sakai maintenance and a change log of past maintenance work we have performed since upgrading to Sakai 11 in December 2016. Scheduled maintenance will be posted at least 24 hours in advance on the Sakai Welcome page and a few hours in advance within Sakai to alert any users logged in to the system. You can view the status of all ITS services on the ITS Status page.

green maintenance toolsPlanned Sakai Maintenance Window:
Thursday Mornings 5 AM – 7 AM ET

Upcoming Sakai Maintenance

Please note we may need to postpone adding certain expected features if we encounter issues in our testing or as the maintenance is performed. We will post updated information on this page as soon as possible. SAI (server) patching typically occurs the third Thursday of each month.

Next Planned Maintenance:
Thursday, October 21, 2021
5am – 7am (EDT)

Expected changes:

  • Update database
  • SAI patching

Sakai Maintenance Change Log

October 14, 2021

  • Update Apache web server

September 16, 2021

  • SAI patching

September 2, 2021 – Sakai 20.1.10

  • Display student pronouns if entered in ConnectCarolina to Instructor role in Site Info
  • Load course data in Enrollment Status tab in Roster tool

August 10, 2021

  • Update LTI integration for University Libraries Ares tool
  • SAI patching

July 22, 2021

  • Database update

July 15, 2021

  • SAI patching

July 1, 2021 – Sakai 20.1.9

  • Add detailed User Activity feature in Statistics
  • Update Sakai Help tool

June 10, 2021

  • SAI patching

May 27, 2021

  • Remove Gradescope 1.1 (replaced by Gradescope 1.3)
  • SAI patching

May 20, 2021 – Sakai 20.1.8

  • Remove Warpwire tool (replaced with Panopto)
  • Fix option to search Statistics report by role
  • Admin database update on site Statistics

April 22, 2021 – Sakai 20.1.7

  • Resolve issue with importing scores with decimal points from Gradescope into Gradebook

April 15, 2021

  • SAI patching

April 5, 2021

  • Upgrade MySQL database service

March 25, 2021 – Sakai 20.1.6

  • Add Gradescope 1.3 to allow syncing of old and new Gradescope assignments into Gradebook
  • Automatically update instructor’s preview of student submission file in new Assignment Grader
  • Reset student’s assessment attempt when submission is deleted in Tests & Quizzes
  • Allow duplication of published Tests & Quizzes that contain Parts with/without attachments or questions
  • Add question to correct Part in Tests & Quizzes as selected by instructor
  • Show accurate members in Statistics report of users who have not visited site
  • Prevent automatic removal of stealthed tool when updating Manage Tools page

March 18, 2021

  • SAI patching
  • Fix IP address mapping in Tests & Quizzes

February 25, 2021 – Sakai 20.1.5

  • Fix Tests & Quizzes File Upload question with student attachments not properly downloading
  • Automatically update displayed feedback comments for student instructor is viewing in new Assignments Grader
  • Hide PDF in Lessons based on settings in Resources
  • Display updated Resources folder name in Lessons

February 18, 2021

  • SAI patching

February 11, 2021

  • Update shopping cart plugin in text editor to embed Panopto videos

February 4, 2021 – Sakai 20.1.4

  • Fix Poll Everywhere integration to transfer poll results into Gradebook
  • Sort student names in alphabetical order in Attendance tool
  • Display Lessons section borders
  • Load default Forums permissions in database
  • Update LTI return URL
  • Update 3rd party repository configuration

January 21, 2021

  • SAI patching

January 7, 2021 – Sakai 20.1.3

  • Fix Tests & Quizzes Submit Date sorting
  • Clear non-Onyen reset password error
  • Disable portal chat

December 16, 2020

  • SAI patching

December 5, 2020 – Sakai 20.1.2

  • Patch embed media issue
  • Add embed media plugin to text editor
  • Fix PID column error in Gradebook import

December 3, 2020

November 12, 2020

  • SAI patching

October 22, 2020 – Sakai 12.4.23

  • Update allowed embed players in text editor
  • Prevent non-numeric response on Numeric Response question type in Tests & Quizzes
  • Update Sakai upgrade note

October 15, 2020

  • SAI patching

October 8, 2020 – Sakai 12.4.22

  • Purge Assignments deleted from Removed Assignments List
  • Permanently delete content from hard deleted sites

September 17, 2020

  • SAI patching

September 10, 2020 – Sakai 12.4.21

  • Give non-Onyen users ability to reset own password
  • Fix Tests & Quizzes Allow Retake option to check due date
  • Clear errors in admin logs for Tests & Quizzes, Lessons, and Resources
  • Expand storage for Sakai databases

August 20, 2020

  • Add new app and web hosts

August 13, 2020

  • Restart admin server to address search issue

July 16, 2020

  • Gradescope integration
  • OS upgrade

July 9, 2020 – Sakai 12.4.20

  • Fix Calendar event date and formatting in weekly view
  • Add new MathJax library
  • Database update and app server upgrade

June 25, 2020

  • SAI patching

May 21, 2020 – Sakai 12.4.19

  • Fix Tests & Quizzes file upload error
  • List correct group members on updated group Assignments
  • Update Lessons to check Forums availability status instead of date
  • UNC Admin tool update for course roster searches

May 11, 2020

  • SAI patching

April 10, 2020 – Sakai 12.4.18

  • Update Sakai alert system
  • Add note for students to be aware of Sakai browser behavior in Tests & Quizzes
  • Add note in Tests & Quizzes to clarify when autosubmissions are available

March 12, 2020 – Sakai 12.4.17

  • Remove quotation marks from Gradebook export
  • Rename Tests & Quizzes “Submit for Grading” button for clarification
  • Update Sakai Help tool

February 20, 2020

  • SAI patching

February 6, 2020 – Sakai 12.4.16

  • Restrict student access to Forums in Lessons based on Forum settings
  • Update Lessons prerequisites after reordering items
  • Remove tags from text displayed in Lessons
  • Remove Delete button from users without permission in Forums
  • Update Delegated Access text to clarify support role
  • Upload Calendar events according to EDT
  • Fix Assignments extra credit scores
  • Patch Assignments duplicate submissions
  • Improve Tests & Quizzes performance with large classes
  • Update developer test code

January 16, 2020

  • SAI patching

December 19, 2019

  • Remove Gradebook Classic from Site Info > Manage Tools (still available in Sakai)
  • SAI patching
  • MySQL Database Patching

November 25, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.15

  • Fix misaligned feedback on Tests & Quizzes Questions page when filtering groups

November 21, 2019

  • SAI patching

November 7, 2019

  • ITS-Middleware Java updates for Sakai

October 31, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.14

  • Allow deep-linking of Warpwire videos embedded through CKEditor plugin on Lesson pages through site imports to automatically give students Warpwire permissions

October 17, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.13

  • Add Gradebook Classic alerts
  • SAI patching

September 26, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.12

  • Fix formatting and date display on weekly Calendar view

September 19, 2019

  • SAI patching

September 12, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.11

  • Add Assignments Due Date to daily and weekly Calendar views when option enabled
  • Disable auto-running Get Archives job causing job scheduling fails

August 29, 2019

  • SAI patching

August 8, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.10

  • Re-add Zoom Web Content tool to Manage Tools list

August 1, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.9

  • Add Zoom LTI integration
  • Remove Zoom Web Content tool from Manage Tools list
  • Add Delegated Access table to Site Info
  • Add Friday Center node to Delegated Access

July 18, 2019

  • SAI patching

July 11, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.8

  • Add Warpwire plugin to Tests & Quizzes for students
  • Improve performance, show progress, and disable buttons during Attendance Import
  • Enable Delegated Access

June 27, 2019

  • SAI patching

May 30, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.7

  • Display correct dropped scores when hiding Gradebook Items
  • Fix error when importing Gradebook items with scores past 2 decimal points
  • Update Warpwire configuration to allow students to use CKEditor plugin
  • Remove TAs from Attendance tool
  • Fix error on Tests & Quizzes Questions page with Matching questions
  • Include self-(un)join data in site User Audit Log
  • Fix DST on merged external calendars
  • Update non-Onyen events on Admin tool

May 23, 2019

  • SAI patching

April 18, 2019

  • SAI patching

March 28, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.6

  • Display correct Gradebook Items with show/hide feature
  • Remove boxes in Gradebook Classic view
  • Make comments anonymous in Student Lessons Pages
  • Fix Lessons zip file upload issue
  • Run Course Evaluations job

March 14, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.5

  • Reconfigure settings for Lessons group visibility with External Tools
  • Fix Assignments duplicate submission issue
  • Add user account menu to Sakai mobile view

February 28, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.4

  • Update Lessons group-aware functionality with files
  • Remove Assignments duplicate placeholder submissions
  • Update Warpwire CKEditor plugin for fullscreen mode
  • Fix file remove option for students in Tests & Quizzes
  • Update Tests & Quizzes character count
  • Add CKAwesome plugin to CKEditor
  • Admin update on student enrollment records

February 21, 2019

  • SAI patching

February 14, 2019

  • Disable monitoring system that has degraded performance

February 7, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.3

  • Update Assignment submission status related to Lessons requirements
  • Fix file type error when exporting multiple Sign-up sessions

January 24, 2019 – Sakai 12.4.2

  • Allow ability to insert new assessment question and improve question reorder
  • Improve Tests & Quizzes auto-submit logging
  • Fix auto-submit notification errors
  • Improve Sakora error handling for enrollment removals
  • Update site stats configuration

January 17, 2019

  • SAI patching

January 3, 2019

November 15, 2018

  • SAI patching

October 28, 2018

  • ITS Networking performance maintenance on their data centers. All ITS services on those data centers were impacted, including Sakai, ConnectCarolina, SAS, WordPress, WWW, Remedy, and CloudApps

October 18, 2018

  • SAI patching

September 27, 2018 – Sakai 11.2.23

  • Fix Resources permission when tool hidden

September 20, 2018

  • SAI patching

September 6, 2018 — Sakai 11.2.22

  • Fix Tool Order bug to modify site menu

August 30, 2018 — Sakai 11.2.21

  • Fix Update button for score adjustments and instructor feedback in Tests & Quizzes
  • Added ability to search for users in Site Info
  • Keep hidden Resources from Sakai sites hidden in students’ Home Resources
  • Pass Lessons Onyen param when adding external tools

August 16, 2018

  • SAI patching

August 6, 2018 — Sakai 11.2.20

  • Add extended delivery accommodations in Tests & Quizzes
  • Add checkbox and confirmation on deleting multiple test submissions
  • Add Zoom Web Content tool
  • Add Poll Everywhere Gradebook integration
  • Add PID column to Roster tool
  • Remove Blackboard Collaborate and Collaborate Ultra

July 19, 2018 — Sakai 11.2.19

  • Fix Non-Onyen Password Reset bug
  • Add Import functionality to Attendance tool for UNC Check-in app (pilot)
  • SAI patching

June 28, 2018

  • SAI patching

June 7, 2018

  • Updates for Appdynamics monitoring tool

May 31, 2018

  • Sakai admin property updates

May 24, 2018

  • SAI patching

May 14, 2018

  • ITS Security updates

April 19, 2018

  • SAI patching

April 12, 2018 — Sakai 11.2.18

  • Removed Respondus LockDown Browser from Tests & Quizzes (Pilot ended)

March 15, 2018

  • SAI patching

March 8, 2018

  • Moving Sakai Gateway Host from AFS to CloudApps
  • ITS-Middleware configuration updates for Sakai

March 1, 2018 — Sakai 11.2.17

  • Enable AlertCarolina notifications within Sakai
  • Add Respondus LockDown Browser option into Tests & Quizzes as part of Pilot

February 15, 2018

  • SAI patching

February 9, 2018 — Sakai 11.2.16

  • 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 — Sakai 11.2.15

  • 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 — Sakai 11.2.14

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

November 2, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.13

  • 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 — Sakai 11.2.12

  • Fix processing of hung Site Statistics job

October 5, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.11

  • 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 — Sakai 11.2.11

  • Add personalized name feature in Lessons text box item

August 17, 2017 — Sakai 11.2.10

  • 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 — Sakai 11.2.9

  • 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 — Sakai 11.2.8

  • 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 11.2.1 Upgrade