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EEE Legacy Retirement Update • Fall 2018

Retirement Updates

Next up: Unavailable as of start of Winter Quarter 2018

  • Quiz: replaced by the Canvas quiz features
  • Website Management Tools
    • AdvancedWebspace: replaced by various features in Canvas or supported centrally by OIT
    • EasyWebsite: replaced by various features in Canvas or supported centrally by OIT
    • WebsiteCopier: no replacement needed. Canvas provides useful course import, export, and copying features
    • WebsiteLinker: will be replaced by features within EEE+ GrandCentral in the future
    • Class Website Index: no replacement planned

Already done: Retired as of start of Fall Quarter 2018

  • Counter: no replacement planned, although Canvas analytics tools can provide similar insights
  • RoomFinder: replaced by the UCI Map
  • Chat: replaced by the Canvas chat feature
  • ReplayPublisher: replaced by the YuJa integration in Canvas
  • Announcements: replaced by the Canvas announcements feature
  • Tasks: replaced by the Canvas to do feature
  • Dashboard: replaced by updates to EEE+ GrandCentral, the Canvas dashboard, and Canvas itself
  • Calendar: replaced by the Canvas calendar feature
  • EEE Mobile: no replacement; please use the Canvas mobile apps
  • SignupSheet*: replaced by the Canvas calendar/appointments feature and Google Forms
  • Midterm Evaluations*: replaced by the homegrown EEE+ Evaluations app

* Users of tools marked with an asterisk will have at least until Fall 2019 to retrieve content

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go for help transitioning my teaching to Canvas?

The Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation (DTEI) offers teaching consultation and one-on-one support to help faculty transition their EEE courses to Canvas.

Learn more about the DTEI's Canvas Transition Center →.

What's going on?

We've hit a crossroads: technologies have evolved in complexity and variety, as have the needs of students, faculty, and campus staff. The EEE Legacy system has become challenging to maintain due to its age. Enhancements have become impractical and in some cases not feasible.

After consultation with the campus, we are moving away from dependence on the 20-year-old home-grown EEE Legacy website, to a new model supporting a broader ecosystem of tools. The Canvas learning management system, named EEE+ Canvas here at UCI, forms the core of this new ecosystem and provides a comprehensive set of tools to manage courses.

When is all of this going to happen?

It will take several years to integrate both our rebuilt home-grown and external 3rd-party tools with Canvas, as well as allow users to migrate content to new tools. We anticipate an approximately 3-5 year timeline (started in 2016), ending around 2020.

As we focus on rebuilding tools such as Evaluations and Rapid Return, we will have a moratorium on non-essential development for the remaining duration of the transition. Learn more about the moratorium at: http://sites.uci.edu/moratorium

What's going to happen to the EEE Legacy Survey tool?

13 years ago we built the EEE Survey tool primarily for academic use; it quickly became popular for a wide range of non-academic campus work. This has revealed the need for a robust, central survey service for the campus as a replacement.

OIT is coordinating an enterprise site license for Qualtrics that will make this full-featured survey software available to campus and medical center faculty, staff, and students. We hope to begin making Qualtrics available during Summer, 2018. If you should have any questions about this in the meantime, contact us.

What about the other tools on EEE Legacy (like Class Mail Lists, Evaluations, Quiz, etc.)?

Each tool on the EEE Legacy course management system will be considered individually.

For tools with clear and quality replacements in Canvas (Quiz is a good example) we will help you move content and processes from EEE Legacy to Canvas.

For tools that don't have obvious or adequate replacements in Canvas, we will either rebuild those tools in-house or identify other options.

The Office of Information Technology maintains a comprehensive list of EEE Legacy tools, their current status, and the general plan for their future; each tool also links off to more information. This list is available at: http://sites.uci.edu/canvas/legacy/

Why is it called EEE+ (EEE+ Canvas, EEE+ Scout, etc.)?

The "EEE+" label is applied to tools that are a part of the continuing, dynamic educational technology toolkit maintained and/or created by the Office of Information Technology for UC Irvine. EEE+ combines both vendor applications and custom UCI-developed tools to create the best possible experience for instructors, students, and the University.

EEE+ tools include the Canvas learning management system, EaterEvals (faculty evaluations results distribution app), Scout (form creator & response gathering tool), and others. Learn more about EEE+ at: http://sites.uci.edu/canvas/plus

Where can I learn more about the transition?

You can find detailed information about the evolving transition at: http://sites.uci.edu/canvas/

Who can I talk to if I have any questions or feedback about the transition?

We strongly encourage you to get in touch with any questions, concerns, or needs we should know about! You can reach the EEE team via email (eee@uci.edu), by calling the OIT Help Desk (949-824-2222) or through our contact form: http://sites.uci.edu/canvas/feedback/