Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services


Sakai is an open-source learning management system (LMS) used for Loyola online, blended, hybrid, and in-person courses. Sakai can also be used by the Loyola community to host collaborative project sites for research, student clubs and organizations, and a variety of learning and online training activities.

Quick Access & Getting Started

Use the latest version of your internet browser, i.e., Firefox (Mozilla), Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer 9 for an optimal Sakai experience. Sakai does not work in Internet Explorer 7 or earlier, or with Firefox 10 or earlier.

Sakai authentication uses the same credentials as your Loyola Universal ID (LID or UVID).

Sakai Documentation Guides

The following guides provide in-line documentation with feature descriptions, FAQ, and step-by-step instructions for using Sakai features.

Support for Sakai

  • To report issues and request assistance with Sakai, contact the Service Desk at ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu.
  • ITRS provides drop-in hours for Sakai consultations and help throughout the year.

ITRS Sakai Training Sessions

Sakai Administration and Expectations