Scroll back to the top

Action Required: eCampus is Going Away 8/31/2021

To prepare for eCampus going away in August, we have provisioned storage shells in Canvas.


What are storage shells?

Storage shells provide a space in Canvas for you to move content you wish to keep from courses in eCampus. Storage shells in Canvas tie a unique CRN to the Instructor of Record (IOR).

 

How should I use my storage shells in Canvas?

Storage shells are designed to store content that you have in eCampus and that you wish to use after access to eCampus ends on August 31, 2021.

 

How many storage shells did I receive?

You received one storage shell per corresponding unique CRN in eCampus from Spring 2019 – Spring 2021.

 

What can I do if I need more storage shells?

Please email aihelp@tamu.edu with your name, UIN, and course CRN in eCampus that you would like a corresponding Canvas storage shell and we will provision additional storage shells for you.

 

Where can I find my storage shells in Canvas?

You will see your storage shells on your Canvas dashboard under Unpublished Courses. Storage shells have the prefix ZSTOR so that they will appear at the end of your unpublished courses.

 

How can I nickname my storage shells in Canvas?

To provide a dashboard nickname for a course shell in Canvas, select the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the course and enter a nickname in the Color tab.

 

Will the storage shells have the TAMU template applied?

No. For more information about course shells in Canvas, please review this table.

 

Will I be able to add others to my storage shells in Canvas?

No. Storage shells are only associated with the IOR and will not have any additional associated enrollments.

 

How can I get my content from eCampus into my storage shells in Canvas?

We recently updated all of our migration resources based on what we have learned over the past year. We encourage you to visit the links below based on where you are in making the move from eCampus to Canvas.

When do I need to move my content from eCampus to Canvas?

As soon as possible. We encourage you to take action by June 1, 2021 so that we may continue to phase out eCampus by August 31, 2021.    

 

If I don’t want any of my content in eCampus, do I still need to move my eCampus courses into a storage shell in Canvas?

No. However, please be aware that after August 31, 2021, faculty, staff, and students at Texas A&M University will not be able to access any content that was previously in eCampus.

 

Is Texas A&M University also storing my content from eCampus?

No. There will not be a storage archive of the content in eCampus. It is the responsibility of content owners to move remaining content from eCampus to Canvas before access to the system terminates on August 31, 2021.

 

Where can I get assistance with migrating content from eCampus to Canvas?

The Office for Academic Innovation is now offering one-on-one, 45-minute migration sessions. Schedule a migration consultation appointment if you need additional assistance.  

 

I have Organizations in eCampus. Will I see a corresponding storage shell in Canvas for my eCampus Organizations?

Not yet. This first round of storage shells are to be used for migrating content from academic courses in eCampus to Canvas. Stay tuned for additional communication for those needing to migrate Organizations from eCampus to Canvas.

 

How long will I have access to my storage shells in Canvas?

You will have access to your storage shells in Canvas until August 2022.

 

How can I keep up to date as eCampus exits?

Please visit our eCampus exit FAQs.


 

 

Next Communication from the Office for Academic Innovation

Week of May 3 with details on the release of Fall 2021 Canvas shells

 

 


Please email aihelp@tamu.edu with your name, UIN, and course CRN in eCampus for which you would like a corresponding Canvas storage shell and we will provision additional storage shells for you.

April 12, 2021

To prepare for eCampus going away in August, we have provisioned storage shells in Canvas.


What are storage shells?
Storage shells provide a space in Canvas for you to move content you wish to keep from courses in eCampus. Storage shells in Canvas tie a unique CRN to the Instructor of Record (IOR).
How should I use my storage shells in Canvas?
Storage shells are designed to store content that you have in eCampus and that you wish to use after access to eCampus ends on August 31, 2021.
How many storage shells did I receive?
You received one storage shell per corresponding unique CRN in eCampus from Spring 2019 – Spring 2021.
What can I do if I need more storage shells?
Please email aihelp@tamu.edu with your name, UIN, and course CRN in eCampus that you would like a corresponding Canvas storage shell and we will provision additional storage shells for you.
Where can I find my storage shells in Canvas?
You will see your storage shells on your Canvas dashboard under Unpublished Courses. Storage shells have the prefix ZSTOR so that they will appear at the end of your unpublished courses.
How can I nickname my storage shells in Canvas?
To provide a dashboard nickname for a course shell in Canvas, select the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the course and enter a nickname in the Color tab.
Will the storage shells have the TAMU template applied?
No. For more information about course shells in Canvas, please review this table.
Will I be able to add others to my storage shells in Canvas?
No. Storage shells are only associated with the IOR and will not have any additional associated enrollments.
How can I get my content from eCampus into my storage shells in Canvas?
We recently updated all of our migration resources based on what we have learned over the past year. We encourage you to visit the links below based on where you are in making the move from eCampus to Canvas. When do I need to move my content from eCampus to Canvas?
As soon as possible. We encourage you to take action by June 1, 2021 so that we may continue to phase out eCampus by August 31, 2021.    
If I don’t want any of my content in eCampus, do I still need to move my eCampus courses into a storage shell in Canvas?
No. However, please be aware that after August 31, 2021, faculty, staff, and students at Texas A&M University will not be able to access any content that was previously in eCampus.
Is Texas A&M University also storing my content from eCampus?
No. There will not be a storage archive of the content in eCampus. It is the responsibility of content owners to move remaining content from eCampus to Canvas before access to the system terminates on August 31, 2021.
Where can I get assistance with migrating content from eCampus to Canvas?
The Office for Academic Innovation is now offering one-on-one, 45-minute migration sessions. Schedule a migration consultation appointment if you need additional assistance.  
I have Organizations in eCampus. Will I see a corresponding storage shell in Canvas for my eCampus Organizations?
Not yet. This first round of storage shells are to be used for migrating content from academic courses in eCampus to Canvas. Stay tuned for additional communication for those needing to migrate Organizations from eCampus to Canvas.
How long will I have access to my storage shells in Canvas?
You will have access to your storage shells in Canvas until August 2022.
How can I keep up to date as eCampus exits?
Please visit our eCampus exit FAQs.

Next Communication from the Office for Academic Innovation
Week of May 3 with details on the release of Fall 2021 Canvas shells

 
Please email aihelp@tamu.edu with your name, UIN, and course CRN in eCampus for which you would like a corresponding Canvas storage shell and we will provision additional storage shells for you.