D2L Brightspace course purge schedule

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About purging Brightspace courses

In the interest of saving server space and helping Brightspace run quicker, the System Office periodically purges the oldest courses from Brightspace. Below is a list of purge dates and which semester courses are being purged on those dates.

Purge schedule

Purge Date
10/01/2020
07/1/2020
02/01/2020
10/01/2019
07/01/2019
02/01/2019
10/01/2018
07/01/2018
02/01/2018
10/01/2017
07/01/2017
02/01/2017
10/01/2016

 

Semester Purged
Summer 2018 (20191)
Spring 2018 (20195)
Fall 2017 (20183)
Summer 2017 (20181)
Spring 2017 (20175)
Fall 2016 (20173)
Summer 2016 (20171)
Spring 2016 (20165)
Fall 2015 (20163)
Summer 2015 (20161)
Spring 2015 (20155)
Fall 2014 (20153)
Summer 2014 (20151)

Notes

  • The purge process begins with stripping all enrollees from the Classlist. The course itself remains for a period of time and it still accessible to the administrators but the teachers cannot see them as they are no longer enrolled.
  • An all-employee email is sent ahead of time to allow faculty to export their course content before the purge occurs. Export your content BEFORE the date above if you wish to retain a copy of the course. There are instructions for exporting courses at Exporting a Brightspace course.
  • Content remains for a period of time until the course is actually deleted sometime in the future. (That schedule is unknown.)
  • Courses that are not semester based, like Sandboxes, are only purged if we ask Minnesota State to purge them. This kind of purge is permanent and there is no going back for anyone.

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