Sakai 2.8: CKEditor
The CLE 2.8 release includes a new rich text editor that institutions may want to explore: the CKEditor. This editor is the successor to the FCKEditor, which is the default rich text editor in the rSmart Sakai CLE.
Like the FCKEditor, the Sakai CKEditor is an open source, what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) rich text editor, with a variety of powerful features. But, it represents a complete redesign, with many important improvements:
- Faster load time and overall performance
- A new user interface
- New features, such as page break insertions for printing and a “Show Blocks” feature that outlines individual blocks of text for easier editing
- Better accessibility–the CKEditor is compliant with both W3C WCAG and Section 508 accessibility standards
Keep in mind that rSmart is not yet supporting the CKEditor. The new editor currently lacks several plugins, such as the “Entity Link” and “Insert/Edit Movie” features, that are included with the FCKEditor. But you can configure the CLE for the CKEditor–and you can also try out the editor on a more limited basis, by adding it to a single site.
Visit the CKEditor site to learn more about the editor and see a demo, and visit RSN for instructions on adding the CKEditor to a single site.