End-of-Life Data Provisions for eCollege/Pearson Learning Studio Courses

This message was sent via eCollege messaging tool to all faculty enrolled in courses between January 1, 2013 and May 9, 2018.

Dear eCollege Faculty,

As mentioned previously, the Rutgers eCollege installation will no longer be available for teaching purposes as of June 1. In light of this, we would like to share more details on the University's process of locally preserving eCollege course materials and student-generated content for future reference:

  1. All eCollege courses (excluding student-generated content) taught between 1/1/2016 and 6/30/2018 will be migrated to Canvas, unless faculty opt out of migration or request migration to a platform other than Canvas by submitting a Course Migration/Opt-Out Request. If you have already submitted your migration requests for courses within this time-period, no further action is needed. Migration/Opt-out requests must be received by June 1, 2018.
  2. All eCollege courses taught between 1/1/2013 and 6/30/2018 will also be archived as raw data by default. This meets and exceeds the University's two-year data retention requirement. These raw data files will be securely hosted on Rutgers University servers. A detailed description of the eCollege data archival process will be provided in early July.
  3. Courses taught prior to 2013 may be migrated by special request only.

We highly recommend course migration to a different LMS if you plan to use your course content in the future.

For any questions relating to course migration or data archival, please email tlt@docs.rutgers.edu.

Antonius Bittmann, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Online Programs
Teaching and Learning with Technology (Formerly COHLIT, OIRT, & ITeS)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey