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EEE Legacy Retirement Update • Winter 2019

Retirement Updates

The EEE team is working to address top campus concerns around the transition to Canvas by 1) monitoring Instructure’s Canvas development; 2) developing custom tools and services; and 3) enhancing support and improving documentation. Review the results & outcomes of the Spring 2018 Canvas concerns survey →

Next up: Unavailable for Spring Quarter 2019

  • MessageBoards: replaced by the Canvas discussions feature

Just retired: Unavailable for Winter Quarter 2019

Note: Quiz and website management tools will still be available for Fall 2018 courses until the term has concluded.

  • 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

Previously retired: Unavailable for Fall Quarter 2018 or before

  • SignupSheet*: replaced by the Canvas calendar/appointments feature and Google Forms
  • Midterm Evaluations*: replaced by the homegrown EEE+ Evaluations app
  • 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
  • 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

* 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 to Canvas?

For help with migrating content to Canvas, the Office of Information Technology has created a helpful Canvas Transition Guide →

For help with effectively teaching using digital tools, the Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation (DTEI) offers teaching consultations and one-on-one support.

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?

OIT has coordinated a University-wide enterprise site license for the Qualtrics survey platform. This full-featured survey platform is available to both the main campus and the Medical Center, and can be used by faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about Qualtrics and other survey tools available for use at UCI →

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/