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Score 7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

CrossKowledge offers a superb library of learning content and a serviceable learning management system to go with it. If you’re looking for robust reporting or want to minimise the time you spend managing learning administration, you should look elsewhere.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sakai

Sakai is well suited for any size institution or training organization looking to use an extremely flexible, well-supported and extensible LMS that doesn't sacrifice budget for useless options and extra features. The community that is Sakai (by way of students, instructors, teachers, administrators, information technology professionals, instructional designers and developers) all make Sakai what it is. Sakai can be paired with multiple LTI tools, streaming services, conferencing and plagiarism detection platforms and student information systems to ultimately help students meet with success. As we have a very limited IT staff Sakai is hosted off-site, but are still able to provide support to our faculty with very little extra effort. While Sakai is not as well-known as platforms like Blackboard or Canvas, because we're one of just a few clients, requests to our host for second or third tier assistance are resolved pretty quickly. We recently had an instance where all of our users were unable to login; this turned out to be an issue with host configuration rather than Sakai itself. Sakai is not perfect: "Auto-saved draft" text disappears sometimes, question pools are difficult to share among faculty, the forums interface could be modernized and progress analytics surfaced more easily to students.
Dave Eveland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.5
Sakai
8.1
Course authoring
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
Sakai
7.8
Course catalog or library
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
8.0
Sakai
8.7
Player/Portal
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
Sakai
9.0
Learning content
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
10.0
Sakai
8.9
Mobile friendly
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
Sakai
6.2
Progress tracking & certifications
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
Sakai
7.1
Assignments
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
Sakai
8.5
Compliance management
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
3.0
Sakai
9.1
Learning administration
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
4.0
Sakai
8.7
Learning reporting & analytics
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
3.0
Sakai
7.6
Social learning
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
Sakai
7.5

Pros

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • CrossKnowledge provides learning content across a wide array of subjects, and this content is delivered using various delivery methods (interactive e-learning, videos, reading material, activity journals, etc.)
  • CrossKnowledge’s learning suite makes it easy to set up and roll out a highly customised learning management system.
  • CrossKnowledge offers a mobile app that makes it easy to access both the learning management system as well as their learning content on the go.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sakai

  • Customizability--LTI plug-ins allow an organization to shop for the tools which are important for success. There is an increasing number of these tools which are becoming available, from course authoring tools to portfolios to clickers and so on. The community is sensitive and responsive to demands for more of these tools.
  • Skins--Institutions can make the product their own in look and function with skin changes and tool selection.
  • Affordability--As open source, Sakai is supremely affordable. Even with professionally purchased hosting services (totally optional) the low cost is a real strong point.
  • Range of tools--The tool options available, especially when expanded with LTI tools, is truly impressive
  • Participation in the greater Sakai community--Sakai is a community-based tool. Outside of our collaboration at LAMP, we also participate in the world-wide conversation about how Sakai should be developed and how courses can be managed through Sakai.
Terry Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • As a learning management system, CrossKnowledge’s backend is missing several key features for learning administrators
  • It is immensely difficult to set up learning events and managing invitations to learners
  • Reporting is extremely limited: you can only see the reports that CrossKnowledge seems necessary; you have very limited customisation options, and many of the basic reporting functions are simply impossible
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sakai

  • Lack of Multimedia Features: Sakai is not great for video integration, either uploading or chat based video or integrating new video features into the interface and shell. It is not particularly good for say recording audio or more sophisticated multimedia integration.
  • Lack of Web 2.0 features. Sakai is not great as a Web 2.0 social media learning application. It is definitely from an early but still present model of learning management systems and has remnants of its first generation architecture.
  • Lack of User Experience Design: Sakai is basic in its user interface design. In this way it is approximately a generation back with regards to web 2.0 interface design or higher attention to 'learning' design aesthetics and integrating with online 'learning methodologies.
Raymond J. Uzwyshyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite 8.0
Based on 1 answer
CrossKnowledge’s learning content makes it a no-brainer. Besides, while their LMS isn’t as powerful or robust as we’d have liked, it’s still serviceable and most of our learners aren’t directly affected by it.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sakai

Sakai 10.0
Based on 3 answers
In terms of LMS software Sakai has been around since the beginning and it plays a huge roll in where LMSs are going it to the future. When considering Sakai, don't look at the number of institutions, rather look at the quality of them and how long they have been using Sakai. When you do this you will understand just how good of a piece of Software Sakai is. Long live Sakai
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sakai

Sakai 7.4
Based on 3 answers
When faculty are preparing courses from term to term, a portion of the content is static within a specific discipline. The time it takes to import past lessons into new versions of Sakai can be an inefficient use of my time. When I want to add new content and edit from the old content, it's reliant upon me to cut and paste the content from term to term rather than simply import and edit from a backup.
Andi Sciacca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sakai

Sakai 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Since Sakai is open-source their documentation is often lacking and support is absolutely needed onsite. Internal documentation is more important with Sakai than other services. The Sakai community is fun, passionate, engaged, and absolutely doing their best, but it's an uphill battle against the current market and trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sakai

Sakai 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No, I don't
Samantha J. Blevins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

Moodle is a far more powerful and flexible learning management system for learning administrators. Where CrossKnowledge has the edge is in its fabulous learning content library.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sakai

As an adjunct professor, I didn't pick Sakai for the university. I have experience with Moodle, Blackboard, eCollege, iBoard and now Sakai. I would have to say that Sakai is one of my all time favorite LMSs to use as it is very easy to navigate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • It’s extremely difficult to evaluate ROI of a tool like CrossKnowledge, but it’s only been a little over a year since we rolled it out across the organisation and we’ve already made it part of our performance management system
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sakai

  • Sakai makes it easy for students to monitor grades which puts their minds at ease.
  • Sakai makes it easy for teachers to assign and receive assignments from students.
  • Communication is one of the most important and one of the most taxing parts of an educational system. Sakai makes this process just a little bit easier.
Chani Loeb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sakai

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
7.0
Sakai
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
8.0
Sakai
10.0

Usability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Sakai
7.4

Support Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Sakai
8.0

Implementation Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Sakai
10.0

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