Maintaining Your Courses
End of Semester Maintenance
ANGEL is hosting our learning management system and consequently we have a limited amount of storage space on their servers. Faculty will have access to their current semester course(s) and course(s) from one previous semester. At the end of each semester we encourage faculty to make a file copy of their course and save it to their computer's hard drive or on a portable device . This is especially important for faculty who do not teach the same course every semester and need to access course content that has been removed from the server. IT will also maintain an archive of all courses removed from the Angel server for a period of four years.
Moving course content into the Personal Learning Object Repository (LOR) is another way to conveniently archive content for reuse in future courses.
Courses older than two semesters will be archived and removed from the Angel server. It is important for instructors to create a copy of the course and save the file on their own computer or portable device for the convenience of quickly accessing course information for future use.
- Save a copy of your course
- Archive content to the Learning Object Repository
- Disable your previous semester's course
(Students will no longer have access)
A new course "shell" is created for all courses at the start of each semester. Content from a previous semester's eLearn course can be either copied directly into the new course shell or imported from your locally saved (on the hard drive or portable device) course file. Another option is to link or copy content from the Learning Object Repository.
The student roster and student files from the previous semester's course are not copied/imported into the new course shell. All currently registered students are automatically added to the course roster.
- Copy a course into a new course shell
- Import a saved course file into a new course shell
- Using the Learning Object Repository for Content Reuse
Export Student Content
As an option, preserving student work for future access requires using specific utilities within the course in order to save content in a separate file. Student papers (from the Drop Box), Discussion Forum content and Gradebook entries should be exported and saved as a separate file on your central file share or on a secure device for future reference.