The message below was sent on 7/9 to all instructors and teaching assistants who have used EasyWebsite.
If you did not receive this message and would like to receive future communication regarding the retirement of EasyWebsite, you can join the EasyWebsite users mailing list. This is an renouncement-only list; you will only receive messages from EEE staff, and we will use it sparingly.
At the end of Fall 2018, it will no longer be possible to create new EasyWebsites, nor will students or the general public be able to access any EasyWebsites.
Instructors and TAs will be able to access their content via the EasyWebsites tool through the end of Winter 2020, when EasyWebsites will become totally inaccessible. In order to prepare, instructors and TAs should download copies of their content, then transition to next-generation systems (e.g., Canvas or UCI Sites).
There are two primary options for class website content going forward:
- Create a Canvas course space where you can distribute files, media, and more:
Get started by creating a Canvas course space via EEE+ GrandCentral: https://grandcentral.eee.uci.edu
To help you navigate this process, we have created a quick start guide to get up and running in Canvas: https://eee.uci.edu/clickr/?t=1223&f=185
For additional Canvas help, contact email@example.com or the OIT Help Desk at (949) 824-2222
- Use Sites@UCI for a more flexible website or blog:
For help with Sites@UCI, visit http://sites.uci.edu/docs/ or contact the OIT Help Desk at either (949) 824-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To reiterate: Fall 2018 will be the last term in which it will be possible to create new EasyWebsites. You should download any content or files that you may need later and prepare to transition to Canvas or Sites@UCI.
Current EEE Legacy retirement timeline:
Background on the decision to adopt Canvas:
History of transition outreach & communication:
OIT’s EEE+ Team