Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment
Leading educational institutions throughout the world choose Sakai to enable powerful teaching and learning and research collaboration. Depending on where you are in the world, Sakai might be called a Course Management System (CMS), a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS). While Sakai is typically used for teaching and learning (similar to products like Blackboard and Moodle) we call it a Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) because it embraces uses beyond the classroom.
Sakai is an adaptable, interoperable, reliable, and scalable platform for learning and collaboration. Sakai's roles and permission system is especially flexible and powerful.
For coursework, Sakai provides features to supplement and enhance teaching and learning.
For collaboration, Sakai has tools to help organize communication and collaborative work on campus and around the world.
For portfolios, Sakai includes the robust Open Source Portfolio e-Portfolio system as a core part of the Sakai software.
For seamless integration to library resources, the Sakaibrary tools link library resources to Sakai.
(source: official website)
e-Literate review: http://mfeldstein.com/review-sakai-courseware-management/
UVA-weblearn review: http://uva-weblearn.net/sakai_review.asp