Saving Fall Semester Assignments

MARA Blog

Published: December 18, 2016 by Anna Maloney

As the fall semester comes to a close, students are reminded to save and backup the work they completed this semester. This includes:

 

  • Downloading annotated assignments submitted in Canvas and saving discussion board posts. On February 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, access to fall 2016 Canvas courses will be suspended. You can read more about downloading assignments here https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-3844.
  • Utilizing backup storage. While students are likely to have assignments saved on their personal computers, it is also recommended that students utilize cloud storage (such as Google Drive or Dropbox) and/or external storage (e.g. USB drives, external hard drives), to ensure continued access to their work. Think like a records manager!
  • Documenting assignments, courses, and competencies. When preparing for the ePortfolio, students have often emphasized the importance of having an organized spreadsheet or matrix of courses and assignments mapped to core competencies. This helps when preparing statements and selecting evidence for each competency.
  • Documenting Collaborate recordings. Students may have participated in Collaborate recordings for a variety of reasons. Network Administrator Abigail Laufer recommends that students make a spreadsheet of the recording URL, time, session name, and course number/instructor (if applicable).