Prepare for the Cutover
This is the third in a series of Training System Transition support emails. In previous messages, we talked about tasks you need to complete related to preparing your learners and managing your training data. In this message, we’ll cover:
- Creating Courses in the Training Hub, May 7-May 31
- Planning Your Cutover Work for Friday-Sunday, June 1-3
- Communication Tasks
Create Courses in the Training Hub May 7 through May 31
You will receive information on how to access the Training Hub on May 7. At that point you can begin entering course descriptions, prerequisites, section details, etc.
For courses with online content:
When creating a new course in the Training Hub, you will need to specify its delivery mode as online. This will automatically create a corresponding Canvas course site in the production environment.
- If you have been using a Canvas development site to work on building your course content, copy this development site to this new production site.
- If you haven’t yet started working on moving your online content to Canvas, remember you can do that work now. See Request a Canvas Course Development Site.
For instructor-led courses
You will need to create a new course in the Training Hub, specifying its delivery mode as Instructor-led.
Your Next Steps
- Watch the short instructional video you’ll be receiving soon to learn how to create courses in the Training Hub.
- Plan to spend time May 7 through May 31 creating your courses in the Training Hub and familiarizing yourself with its functionality. Step-by-step guides and drop-in clinics will be available to assist you.
Plan Your Cutover Work for Friday-Sunday, June 1-3
For courses you want to have available to learners beginning June 4, you’ll need to complete the tasks below between Friday, June 1 and Sunday, June 3. These tasks can be completed at a later time for courses you do not need to have immediately available on June 4.
- For any ongoing courses where you’ve already taken enrollments, re-enter those enrollments in the Training Hub or ask your learners to re-enroll themselves. We will provide how-to instructions for both prior to June 4. If a course is near its maximum capacity we advise re-enrolling learners yourself so there is no risk of a learner losing their spot.
- Update all links to your courses (websites, print materials, onboarding documentation, etc.).
- Announce to your learners that courses are available in the Training Hub Monday, June 4.
Your Next Steps
- For courses intended to be available on June 4, plan to spend time Friday-Sunday June 1-3 completing the cutover tasks outlined above.
The transition team will communicate to the broader University community about the transition from ULearn to the Training Hub beginning in May via central communication channels such as Brief and MyU.
Those Who Use Completion Data
Previously, we shared some advice on information you should be communicating with your learners. We also encourage you to reach out to those who need to access training completion data for courses you administer (e.g., managers, human resources staff, etc.). You’ll want to let them know their options for accessing that data after June 30.
Your Next Steps
- Communicate updates on the transition with those who need to access training completion data for courses you administer. You can refer them to the Find Data and Reports web page.
- Communicate with your learners about in-progress training and summer enrollments. More information is in the March 22 email. Details on pulling lists of learners who have enrolled in your training have been added to the Find Data and Reports web page.
All the information we’ve sent you about the transition tasks you need to complete by May 31 is available on the Training System Transition webpages. The next messages you’ll receive will show you what it will be like to complete core tasks in the Training Hub.
Kathy Breitenbach, service owner, User Experience Support
Lisa Zinnel, project manager, Training System Transition