Learning Technology

Equella service to be withdrawn

March 1st, 2017 at 09:03

Equella is a file storage repository system used by the University, in some circumstances in conjunction with Moodle. Pearson, (the vendor) have announced that Equella will be withdrawn from their product catalogue in the near future and therefore the University needs to move away from using the system.

LRLR are currently making plans to withdraw the Equella service by end of March 2017 (end of current licence). A review of the services that Equella supports found that alternative provision of the most commonly used functionality could be achieved by using other existing university systems. A project to decommission the Equella system has already commenced and as a consequence the following is underway:

  • The Fishbones Archaeological Reference source is being migrated to an alternative repository platform. The site will remain available at: http://fishbone.nottingham.ac.uk/
  • The content that feeds the University of Nottingham Open Educational Resource site ‘U-Now’ is being migrated to an alternative repository platform. U-Now will be withdrawn at the end of March but a replacement service will be provided so those offering Open Educational Resources will continue to be able to do so. A separate communication will be sent to colleagues who have content in U-Now to provide information about the change.
  • Items submitted using the Equella File upload (within Moodle) have been moved to the Moodle filestore and the link within Moodle updated accordingly. The ability to add new files to Equella via Moodle has been withdrawn.

LRLR will carry out all of the work to ensure that the new approaches are in place before the end of March 2017 when the Equella repository is withdrawn.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at learning-technologies@nottingham.ac.uk if you have any queries.

 

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