May
30

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time: 3:30PM - 4:15PM
Cowichan Campus

B700, R380


Add to CalendarCOWICHAN: Information Session: New VIULearn Course Retention Process: Deletion of Courses from 2012 – 201505/30/2018 03:30 PM05/30/2018 04:15 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/Vancouverfalse

VIU has been using VIULearn (D2L's Brightspace learning environment) since 2012 and we have a lot of courses, content and student data on our platform. It is time to institute a retention process for course access and storage that aligns with best practices in post-secondary education.

Starting July 2018 and every July, VIULearn courses will be permanently deleted according to the communicated schedule. The past two years will always be retained. This will reduce the number of courses you see in your My Courses listing and provide a clean up of old courses.

In early July 2018, we will be deleting old semesters and all courses within the following semesters: Fall and Year 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring and Continuous Intake 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Intersession, Summer (May), and Summer (June) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Exporting and saving courses offline is the best method for keeping copies of old course content and activities. Faculty and support staff can export and save courses at any time, so you do not lose anything you wish to keep!

If you wish to access an older course, use content from it, or copy contents into a new course - you simply import the old course from the exported file you created. If necessary, you can also export and save student data from old courses for safekeeping and future reference. Any course or student data in the semesters above that you have not exported and saved will be permanently deleted after July 2018.

Join us at one of the following info sessions to learn more about the new retention process and how you can save your courses for future use!

Hands-on exporting computer sessions are also available for those who want 1:1 assistance (bring a USB drive to save your files), email us at learnsupport@viu.ca to make a personal appointment or check out our videos to do it yourself: Webpage

Info Session: Tuesday, April 17 | 11:30 - 12:15 pm | B305, R444 | Nanaimo | InVIU Registration Link

Info Session: Monday, April 23 | 10:00 - 10:45 am | Online | Online Webinar | InVIU Registration Link

Info Session: Thursday, April 26 | 2:00 - 2:45 pm | B305, R444 | Nanaimo | InVIU Registration Link

Info Session: Friday, May 4 | 1:00 -1:45 pm | B305, R509 | Nanaimo| InVIU Registration Link

Info Session: Wednesday, May 9 | 10:00 - 10:45 am | B305, R444 | Nanaimo| InVIU Registration Link

Info Session: Thursday, May 17 | 9:30 - 10:15 am | B305, R509 | Nanaimo | InVIU Registration Link

Info Session: Wednesday, May 30 | 3:30 – 4:15 pm | B700, R380 | Cowichan | InVIU Registration Link

Hands-On Exporting Courses Session: Wednesday, April 18 | 11:30 - 12:30 pm | B305, R508 | Nanaimo | InVIU Registration Link

Hands-On Exporting Courses Session: Friday, April 27 | 9:30 - 10:30 am | B305, R508 | Nanaimo | InVIU Registration Link

Hands-On Exporting Courses Session: Thursday, May 10 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm | B305, R508 | Nanaimo | InVIU Registration Link

Hands-On Exporting Courses Session: Wednesday, June 6 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm | B305, R508 | Nanaimo | InVIU Registration Link

Hands-On Exporting Courses Session: Thursday, June 7 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm | B700, R115 | Cowichan | InVIU Registration Link

FAQ on Course Retention Process: More Details
Questions: Maxwell.Stevenson@viu.ca (Associate Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning)


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