Posted: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 1:38pm Updated: Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:33am

Department to Begin Decommissioning Learning Connection

On or after August 15,  the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) will begin decommissioning the Learning Connection. This change is a result of the retooling of IT systems now underway through the Link Initiative. The sunsetting of the Learning Connection will occur in phases. In Phase I the following features will be retired and will no longer be available: lesson planning, my classes, gradebooks, resources, student activities, and the ability to create new communities. After August 15, any data created or managed by users of the Learning Connection using the tools and features mentioned above will become permanently unavailable. Users who wish to retain their content connected to these services will need to collect the content and store it in another location. 


It is important to note that during Phase I, key features of the Learning Connection will not be affected. Specifically, access to IndianaIEP, ISTAR-KR, and Student Data Reports will continue for the upcoming school year. Also, access to Learning Connection Communities will remain for the coming school year. 


The Learning Connection was developed by the Indiana Department of Education as part of a federal grant for developing statewide data systems. The system offers access to longitudinal student-level data based on current enrollment and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from across the state through the communities.