D2L - Course Purges

Last Updated: 05/29/2014

As a cloud service, Desire2Learn has storage limits. To ensure we don't exceed these limits, OIT purges D2L courses that are more than two years old at the end of every semester.

The schedule for purging courses is as follows:

Terms to Be Purged Purge Date
Spring 2012 (and all terms prior) To Be Determined
Summer 2012 Friday, August 29, 2014
Fall 2012 Friday, January 9, 2015
Spring 2013 Friday, May 29, 2015
Summer 2013 Friday, August 28, 2015
Fall 2013 Friday, January 8, 2016
Spring 2014 Friday, May 27, 2016

Terms that are scheduled to be purged will be labeled in the My Courses widget two months prior to being purged, as shown in the following graphic. This will give you an opportunity to make an archive of your courses in these terms.

If there is anything you desire to keep from these courses, you must make a backup copy and move the backup to a personal storage system of your choosing. OIT will not have the data archived and will not be able to provide it to you after the course has been purged. For more information on backing up your courses and their contents, visit our D2L Course Backup page. Please keep in mind that student data is protected by the Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and as such should be stored according to the CU-Boulder Restricted Data Security Requirements.

FAQ

Will my community course be purged?

No. Community courses are not being purged at this time.

How do I archive my course?

Visit our D2L Course Backup page for instructions on how to backup your course.

Will my other courses be affected?

No. Only courses in the terms identified for deletion will be purged from D2L. These terms will be identified by their label in the My Courses Widget.

Will removing my old courses affect my current material?

No. Although you may have copied course material from a past course to a current course, the purge process will have no affect on your current course material.

How do I export a copy of my students' grades?

Visit our D2L Course Backup page for instructions on how to export a copy of your students' grades. Remember that student data is protected by the Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and as such should be stored according to the CU-Boulder Restricted Data Security Requirements.

Can you recover my course materials after a course is purged?

No. OIT will not have the data archived and will not be able to provide it to you after the course has been purged.