Document Retention and Canvas Course Content

Discussion created by MLentini on Feb 3, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 12, 2018 by Sara Udelhofen

Our campus has recently started a discussion about document retention policies around email and paper documents. In general, this is something the legal folks are concerned about as a liability issue. In other words, don't hang on to stuff forever. 


I'm anticipating the question will come about retaining class records in Canvas and other learning technologies. As we all know, Canvas saves everything, but different colleges do various levels of reducing access to courses (soft conclude, hard conclude, etc.).


So the questions for the discussion are these:

  • Do you have Canvas and other instructional technologies in your college's document retention plan? (And if so, what does that look like?)
  • If you're heading down this road, what issues have you identified?