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.
If you plan to use Etudes for your course you must request a site. Before you may request a site you must have completed the training and be certified to use Etudes.
You should submit a request for a live Etudes course site through MyPortal about five weeks before the start of the next quarter. If you are developing your site you can request a development site and then move it to the live course site when the course runs.
Online Learning will flag the courses in the Student Information System in order to create a file of Etudes course sites and send it to the Etudes staff for processing. The Etudes staff will then set up the "Live" course sites for use during that term and notify the faculty member.
‘Live’ course sites are set up about a month before the next quarter starts.
If the requested new 'live' course site is not set up within a month before the next quarter starts, please contact the Online Learning office.
The titles of live Etudes course sites include the course CRN unless the course site combines more than one section.
Illustrated instructions are available at the Etudes Help site (Scroll down to Customize Tabs).
Be sure to un-publish sites when the term is over! Sites remain accessible and archived for two years. Faculty can always publish their course site again if students with incompletes need access or to refer to data for resolving grade disputes.
Please note that only the tools that are enabled in both sites will import content. If a tool is not enabled in the new Live site, there won't be a place for content to be ported. So, enable it first (Site Info > Edit Tools) if a tool is missing from your site.
To remove an unwanted items from previous terms, check the adjacent box and click on update.
For a refresher on any of the import/export process of each tool, refer to the Tool tutorial in User Group Modules.
To find out more visit the Etudes Site Publishing FAQ.
The rosters in Etudes course sites will be refreshed twice each day, at around 5 am and 2 pm, throughout the quarter to match actual course enrollments in the Student Information System.