ETUDES 60-Day Reminder: Annual Purging & Archiving of Old Sites

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On July 1, 2017, Etudes will conduct their routine archiving and purging of old course sites.

From Etudes:

As per our data retention policy, a year and a half of course sites are available ‘live’ (with student data) on for Etudes customers. Content from two additional past years are available in archives. Archived courses do NOT include student records. Content from archived course sites can be retrieved via ‘import from site’ >> Import from Archives.

The data retention policy does NOT apply to development sites, project sites, or My Resources. These remain ‘live’.

Users of colleges that remain clients of Etudes can expect the following actions on July 1, 2017:

  • 2016 and 2017 Etudes course sites will remain live (accessible on or
  • 2015 course sites will be archived (their content will be accessible via import from site)
  • 2014 course sites will remain in archives (their content will be accessible via import from site)  
  • 2013 archived courses will be purged.

To preserve the content from a 2013 course that is scheduled to be purged, you can request a development site and import its content into it to preserve it. Dev Site Request:

If you would like to retain student grades, course activity, or assignment submissions from old term sites before they get archived, you can download the relevant spreadsheet reports from the Gradebook, Activity Meter, and AT&S.

For more information on the Etudes Data Retention Policy, please see:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in our Users Group faculty support forums.


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