There are many questions surrounding the Migration out of eCollege into TCU Online. We hope to answer your questions below.
What is TCU Online? Can I just stay in eCollege?
Pearson is retiring LearningStudio (eCollege). TCU has adopted a new Learning Management System: Brightspace by D2L. It will be called TCU Online. All courses will be live in TCU Online in Spring 2017. We will be migrating courses out of eCollege to TCU Online.
What is Migration?
Migration is the process of moving courses from eCollege to our new platform TCU Online so that the courses will be there when faculty are ready to teach them. Since there are duplicates, old, and no longer taught courses in eCollege, we need faculty to tell us which courses they want us to copy over from eCollege to TCU Online. Those migrated courses will be called your Master Courses.
What are Master Courses?
Think of the Master Courses as a storehouse for your courses. Faculty will not be teaching from this course shell, but use the Master Course as an area faculty can keep updating or working on them whenever they like, and they will be ready to copy from for the next time you teach the course.
You can have two kinds of Master Courses: 1) courses from eCollege and 2) blank courses for you to build in.
How do I get my Master Courses?
During this migration process, for each course that you have taught in the last two years, we are asking you to select one of three options:
- Copy the course as a Master Course
- Don’t copy the content but make a blank shell for you to build in
- Don’t copy the content and don’t make a blank shell (usually for courses you no longer teach)
Requests are made in My.TCU.EDU. How to Migrate your Course from eCollege to D2L.
Should I migrate or just get blank development shells instead?
Faculty have choices regarding migrating or creating blank courses. Review our Pro/Cons for Migrating page. Whether you chose to migrate your course or want blank development courses to start new, all faculty must indicate their choices on the migration page.
Should I migrate every course I have ever taught?
Whether you teach several sections of the same course every semester, Or, if you have been teaching the same class each year and it has evolved over time, we recommend that you select one shell from the most recent semester to copy over.
I have courses in other semesters that I want migrated. What do I do?
Our migration is happening in Phases, beginning with Spring courses. If you will need a course from Summer or Fall migrated for the spring semester, please check the box on the migration page that says “The course I need to migrate is not listed above.” The Koehler center staff will reach out to you to get your additional course(s) migrated.
The call for summer and fall migration requests will come later in the year.
What if I have classes older than two years that I need to migrate?
Each migration phase will include two years worth of courses to select from for migration. If you taught a course 4 years ago, for example, and there’s a chance you will teach it again, then check the box on the migration page that says “The course I need to migrate is not listed above.” The Koehler center staff will reach out to you to get your additional course(s) migrated.