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FAQ: Campus Transition to the EEE+ Ecosystem

Winter 2018 EEE Legacy Retirement Update

Full transition details: http://sites.uci.edu/canvas/

Upcoming Changes

As part of the transition to Canvas, the following tools will be changing at the end of Fall 2018:

  • Midterm Evaluations:
    • Change: The EEE Legacy Midterm Evaluations tool will not be available to create and assign self-activated midterm evaluations after Fall 2018.
      • Note: Official, online final evaluations will still be conducted via EEE Legacy pending the availability of a new tool for that purpose.
    • Alternative: OIT's EEE Team has built a new EEE+ Evaluations tool, which offers greater flexibility for running one or more midterm evaluations for your classes. This tool is available now for your use.
    • Access to Legacy Data: Until the end of Fall 2019, instructors & TAs will be able to access and download evaluation results from previous quarters directly from the legacy Evaluations tool.
  • Quiz:
    • Change: The EEE Legacy Quiz tool will not be available to create and assign quizzes after Fall 2018.
    • Alternative: The Canvas quiz tool offers robust features well beyond EEE Legacy's quiz capabilities and is available now for your use. Additionally, OIT's EEE Team has also built an export tool to facilitate bringing quizzes from EEE Legacy to Canvas. Learn more about exporting EEE Legacy Quizzes to Canvas.
    • Access to Legacy Data: Until the end of Fall 2019, instructors & TAs will still be able to access and download EEE Legacy Quiz results and export quizzes.

We encourage faculty, staff, and students to begin transitioning away from these tools and share any feedback or unmet needs during this year-long period, before the tools enter this state.

About the Transition

Due to the nature of aging technology providing increasingly limited options for upgrades, UCI is moving from our 20-year old homegrown learning management system, EEE, to an expanded ecosystem of educational technologies.

At the center of this transition is Canvas - a popular, modern system with a robust toolbox and the added flexibility to connect to supplemental services developed by either UCI or third party providers.

Below, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the transition.

Illustration of EEE+ ecosystem

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.

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 will be identifying a Survey replacement with the help of the campus and we will retire the EEE Survey tool only after a new service is available and units have time to transition. There's no timeline yet; we'll be widely announcing any major updates, so stay tuned.

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/

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