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Bid farewell to Oncourse this August

The following is reposted from Inside IU ( If you have questions about the Oncourse retirement or how to migrate your content, contact Lorie Shuck, Director of Learning Technology for Medical Student Education.


Oncourse, IU’s legacy online collaboration and learning environment, will be retired at the end of August. Oncourse has been supporting teaching and learning, committees, projects, research, and portfolios for Indiana University’s community of students, faculty, and staff since 2005.

All Oncourse users should take steps to preserve data in Oncourse that they wish to keep, and all instructors and site owners should begin to move their activities to Canvas, Box, IU List, Taskstream, and other appropriate platforms. Beginning September 1, Oncourse users will be able to log in and access read-only versions of their sites and data through August 2017.

Here’s the short list of things you need to know:


  • Download files from My Workspace Resources.
  • Move public files and sites in My Workspace Resources to alternative web hosting platforms.
  • Export presentations created in the Presentations tool.

Students/site members

  • Download the syllabi for your courses.
  • Download course submissions you wish to keep.
  • Save important correspondence.

Instructors/course site owners

  • Attend Canvas training sessions and/or webinars.
  • Migrate instructional content to Canvas. The IU Knowledge Base has detailed Canvas help.
  • Save important correspondence.
  • Download other course and student-generated content you wish to keep.

Project site owners

  • Review current service offerings.
  • Export the site roster.
  • Request and/or set up your new list or collaborative project space.
  • Communicate the transition plan to site members.
  • Export the Email Archive contents and share with site members.
  • Download files and other content and host in new space if needed.

Portfolio site owners

  • Review current service offerings.
  • Work with a consultant in your campus teaching center to plan your transition.
  • Export the site roster.
  • Communicate the transition plan to site members.
  • Generate and save performance reports.

The IU Knowledge Base has the complete list of things you need to know. Don’t wait until August—prepare now.