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What is it?

Sakai is the learning management system for Pomona and the Claremont Colleges.

Why use it?

For every course at Pomona, a course sites is automatically generated before the start of each semester. This provides faculty and students an online hub where course materials and assignments are accessible at all times. Also, Sakai at the Claremont Colleges currently supports 32 learning management tools — including online quizzing, video streaming, and discussion forums — and is compatible with many third-party educational tools. This makes Sakai a convenient and multifaceted tool for both students and faculty.

How do I get started?

To log in, go to:

Select the login link from the top right hand corner. You will be taken to the Claremont Colleges Central Authentication Service.

Log in with your Pomona College User ID and password.

How do I get help?

ITS Staff is available to answer your questions and meet you for a consultation and/or group training, if needed. We can help brainstorm ideas for using Sakai in your teaching based on your specific needs and discipline. Simply reach out to

Support Resources

You can also browse through our support resources to help answer your question(s).

Help from ITS-Pomona

The following is a list of the top ten Sakai skills for faculty

  1. Copying materials from a previous course site
  2. Adding Files to Resources
  3. Adding or Removing a Tool from a Course Site
  4. Adding students to your site
  5. Giving Your TA’s Gradebook Access
  6. Giving Community Auditors Access to Your Site
  7. Adding a Video47 Playlist
  8. Adding a Syllabus
  9. Adding Sites to Your Favorites Menu Bar
  10. Creating and Maintaining Project Sites

Or, you can see all the skills on one page!

We also have a library of how-to videos that highlight specific Sakai tools such as forums, lessons, wiki, and tests and quizzes

Help from Sakai

There is also has a comprehensive guide within Sakai (click the help button in the menu)! Or, you can view these Sakai resources.