Posted: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 1:38pm Updated: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:41pm

Department to Decommission Learning Connection

This spring, IDOE will begin decommissioning the Learning Connection’s Communities feature. This change is a result of the retooling of IT systems now underway through the Link Initiative.

The sunsetting of the Learning Connection Communities will occur in phases.

  • Beginning July 1, users will no longer be able to access IDOE sponsored communities.
  • Beginning January 1, 2020, all other user-created communities and content within them will be removed, and all community features in the Learning Connection will become permanently unavailable.

Please note, IDOE will not be offering the migration of any data or files stored in communities. 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.

Finally, IDOE will be replacing some of the communities it sponsors in the Learning Connection with commonly available collaboration options. These replacements and details about how to participate in them will be shared with the current membership of the existing communities.

IDOE will be sending out additional communication about the retirement or transition of the following Learning Connection features when the plans for fully developed and timelines known:

  • ISTAR-KR
  • Student Data Reports
  • Access to Indiana IEP (Please note, the only plans being developed with regard to the Indiana IEP system involve how educators will access this functionality. The retirement of the Learning Connection will not change the functionality of the Indiana IEP system.)

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.

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