All posts by Kelsey Layos

Retirement Deadline: EEE EasyWebsite

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.


Hello,

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 eee-support@uci.edu 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 oit@uci.edu

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:
https://sites.uci.edu/canvas/transition-status/timelines/

Background on the decision to adopt Canvas:
https://sites.uci.edu/canvas/background/

History of transition outreach & communication:
https://sites.uci.edu/canvas/background/campus-communication-outreach-history

Sincerely,

Kelsey
OIT’s EEE+ Team

Heads-up: Delay in Canvas-to-WebGrades for large classes

The message below was sent on 6/13 to all instructors who have Canvas course spaces with 200 or more enrolled students.


Hello,

You are receiving this email because you are an instructor of a large class in Canvas. Due to limitations within Canvas, transferring final grades from Canvas to WebGrades takes longer for large classes. It may, for instance, take 15-20 minutes for a class with 500+ students.

If you are using the option to transfer grades from Canvas to WebGrades, please allow that process to run uninterrupted and it should complete successfully. However, if you see a ‘page failed to load’ error message at any point, please let us know at eee-support@uci.edu and we will investigate and follow up with you as quickly as possible (we know that with the grades deadline approaching, any barriers here are a high priority).

Given the known delay in this area, we advise you to start the grades transfer process as soon as is workable for you.

EEE developers have explored our options for addressing this and determined that this process could be made more efficient if Instructure made changes to the Grades API options. Instructure is currently working on a new version of their Grades tool and we will be watching for improvements in this area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Retirement Deadline: EEE Midterm Evaluations

The message below was sent on 6/13 to all instructors and teaching assistants who have used the self-diagnostic Midterm Feedback Form via EEE Evaluations.

If you did not receive this message and would like to receive future communication regarding the retirement of Midterm Feedback Forms in EEE Evaluations, you can join the Midterm Feedback Form users mailing list. This is an renouncement-only list; you will only receive messages from EEE staff, and we will use it sparingly.


Hello,

The Midterm Feedback Form in EEE Legacy Evaluations will be retired after Summer 2018.

After Summer 2018, you will not be able to activate new midterm evaluations. You will still be able to access and retrieve past data. Final evaluations are -not- impacted at this time.

You can now use the new EEE+ Evaluations for self-diagnostic forms. EEE+ Evaluations is built here on campus and supports new features in response to campus needs:

  • Custom questions/answers
  • Shareable URL for participants who are not on your roster
  • No limit on the number of times you can run self-diagnostic evaluations

Try EEE+ Evaluations: http://evaluations.eee.uci.edu/

For questions, email eee-support@uci.edu or call the OIT Help Desk at (949) 824-2222.

To reiterate, self-diagnostic midterm feedback forms will no longer be available for activation after Summer 2018 and you should now begin to save copies of past results.

Download Evaluation results:
https://eee.uci.edu/help/eval/instructors/#download

Full EEE Legacy retirement timeline:
https://sites.uci.edu/canvas/transition-status/timelines/

Background on the decision to adopt Canvas:
https://sites.uci.edu/canvas/background/

Retirement Deadline: EEE SignupSheet

The message below was sent between 6/13 and 6/18 to all SignupSheet owners, administrators, and results viewers.

If you did not receive this message and would like to receive future communication regarding the retirement of EEE SignupSheet, you can join the SignupSheet users mailing list. This is an renouncement-only list; you will only receive messages from EEE staff, and we will use it sparingly.


Hello,

The EEE Legacy SignupSheet tool will be retired after Summer 2018.

After Summer 2018, you will not be able to create new signup sheets. You will still be able to access and retrieve past data.

There are two primary campus options for signup sheets going forward:

  • If you used SignupSheet for something classes-related (office hours, paper topics, etc.) you can create a Canvas course space and use the Canvas Scheduler tool: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10719-6795261285To get started creating a Canvas course space, visit:
    https://grandcentral.eee.uci.edu

    For help with Canvas, email eee-support@uci.edu or call the OIT Help Desk at (949) 824-2222.

  • If you used EEE Legacy SignupSheet for something that was not directly affiliated with a class, consider Google Forms, part of the suite of Google Apps you have access to through UCI (Canvas is only available with classes).For help with Google Apps, visit Google documentation at https://support.google.com/?hl=en or contact the OIT Help Desk at (949) 824-2222 or oit@uci.edu.

To reiterate, SignupSheet will no longer be available for new signup sheets after Summer 2018 and you should now begin to retrieve any past results you may need later.

Download SignupSheet results:
https://eee.uci.edu/help/signupsheet/instructors/#downloads

Full EEE Legacy retirement timeline:
https://sites.uci.edu/canvas/transition-status/timelines/

Background on the decision to adopt Canvas:
https://sites.uci.edu/canvas/background/