About Etudes

Etudes is the course management software that we use at Foothill College to provide online and hybrid courses. Etudes based on the open source Sakai framework. You can find out if the Etudes site is working by viewing Etudes System Status.


For the latest news about Etudes, please visit Etudes Announcements for Faculty.Etudes logo

Etudes Certification

Request Etudes Sites

Using Etudes

Archiving Old Etudes Sites

On July 1, 2013, Etudes, Inc. will conduct routine archiving and purging of old Etudes course sites.

What happens on July 1?

  • Keep all of 2012 and 2013 course sites "live" on myetudes.org, including student records.
  • Archive all 2011 course sites. [2010 was archived last year and will remain in archives for another year]. Archived course sites do NOT include student records
  • Purge 2009 course sites from archives.
    • 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 sites will no longer be available in any form.

How can I preserve the content of a 2009 course site that's scheduled to be purged?

If you want to preserve an old site that is scheduled to be purged in July 2013, please request a Development Site then import the content from your old site to that Development Site. To request development sites, go to: http://etudes.org/site-request.htm

How can I backup student records from my 2011 sites before they get archived?

If you would like to retain student grades, course activity, or assignment submissions from old term sites, you can download them from the Gradebook, Activity Meter, and AT&S.

At the end of every quarter that you teach using an Etudes course site -

  1. Download the detailed gradesheet (not just the final grades) from your old course site. In Gradebook, click on Roster, then click on Export button at bottom of your screen.

    download Gradebook in Etudes

  2. Download a spreadsheet in Activity Meter in your old course. This will provide a detailed a summary of all the students' activities.

    export Actvity Meter in Etudes