Date: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
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!
This session is aimed at faculty who have used VIULearn for teaching in 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 and who want to learn how to save their content offline. We will begin with a structured walkthrough and demo of exporting and importing course content followed by some time to address specific questions and time for you to work with support available. If you have a personal computer, external hard drive, or USB key you want to save your files to please bring this with you to the session.
If you are unable to make any of these sessions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a one on one appointment.
Hands-On Exporting Courses Session: Wednesday, April 18 | 11:30 - 12:30 pm | B305, R508 | Nanaimo
Registration through InVIU
FAQ on Course Retention Process: https://ciel.viu.ca/learning-technologies-innovation/viulearn/viulearn-c...
Questions: Jacqueline.Kirkham@viu.ca (Learning Technologies Support Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning)