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Mark recently wrote a post on backing up your course data in D2L. On Friday, November 18, ITS began what will now be a yearly archive process: all Summer 2011 courses in Desire2Learn were deleted. We highly recommend that you, especially, save a copy of your gradebooks.

Canisius College follows the recommendation of the Association of Registrars to retain gradebooks for a period of 5 years. D2L courses will be deleted after a period of 5 years.

  • If you are a course instructor, please follow the guidelines on the Start/End Course Checklist to save a copy of your course and a copy of your gradebook. This should be done at the end of each semester, for good measure.
  • If you are a student, please make sure you save your uploaded files and any course files you wish to retain.

For both of these purposes, we recommend Google Drive.

To see the official ITS policies on this topic, log into the portal then go to -> Campus Community -> College Policies -> ITS Policies -> Records Retention policy and schedule.