I'd be interested in any thoughts about this too.
I was thinking that in most cases the students would move up (or on - in
some cases access for graduates will be continued to provide a link with
alumni, and to provide on-going careers info, etc...) The courses would
then be cleared of time sensitive content and the new intake (or
progressers) would be enrolled. I had imaged taking an archive of the
site before removing the content - in case something needs to be
referred to (quality audit, student complaint etc...).
Maybe I should rethink this - and propose various options to the staff
concerned? There is the issue of students losing their homepages - but I
guess this is fairly small concern - they can to encouraged to save them
and copy them to the new course site.
Some of our courses are using a single site for all years - so they
won't encounter this problem. But there will be other issues relating to
removing and archiving old discussions etc. I have not done this but
think it is possible to selectively remove them - but not to save them.
This impacts on the issue of quality audits and student complaints
etc... I guess you'd have to keep an archive of the whole site intact.
Again there is maybe a need to advise staff about this so they don't
fall fowl of the quality police (who will I am sure be scrutinising
online delivery - which I guess is partly because it provides a wealth
of evidence - albeit a very selective one).
grateful for all your thoughts or experiences - particularly concerning
advice/precautions for staff?
steve barry wrote:
> Hi All, just have one quick question, What has everyone found to be
> the best way or archiving their semester one courses? Do you archive
> to a zip file on a network drive?, or copy the material from one
> course code to a new code when it becomes necessary, or do you simply
> make first semester courses unavailable until the 1st semester of the
> following year, without making any changes? Any advice as to the best
> way of proceeding with this would be most welcome. Thanks Steve
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