About the Taskstream transition at IUPUI

IUPUI's license agreement with Taskstream ends on September 30, 2019, and there are no plans to renew it. After this date, IUPUI and IUPUC students, faculty, and staff will no longer have access to the Taskstream Learning Achievement Tools (LAT). To learn more about how this change may impact you or your program and how to prepare, see below.

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Directed Response Portfolio (DRF) program managers

Continue your assessment work

If you manage one or more Directed Response Folios for your academic or co-curricular program(s), you'll need to decide whether and where to continue your assessment activities. Options include:

  • Your department can purchase licenses on behalf of your students (there are no licensing fees for faculty or administrators). The Schools of Education at Bloomington, Kokomo, South Bend, and Southeast currently operate under this model. If you are interested in this option, notify Lynn Ward by no later than April 1, 2019. Licensing costs will be determined based on the total licenses purchased by IUPUI schools and departments.
  • Your department can require students to purchase their own licenses through the Barnes & Noble @ IUPUI Bookstore. Advertised rates are $50 per year or $139 for a seven-year subscription, but the bookstore may add a service fee. If you are interested in this option, notify Lynn Ward by no later than April 1, 2019, so arrangements can be made to stock the licenses in the bookstore before the start of the fall 2019 term.
  • You can migrate your Taskstream activities to Canvas. Using a combination of outcomes, rubrics, modules, assignments, and quizzes, you can create an assessment framework that functions very much like a DRF. The consultants in the Center for Teaching and Learning can help set up dedicated Canvas sites for program assessment. For a reference tool that maps Taskstream DRF Program tools and features to Canvas tools and features, see the Taskstream DRF Program > Canvas Feature Crosswalk.

Preserve data stored in Taskstream

If you or your program needs ongoing access to reports or artifacts stored in Taskstream, you'll need to download these materials before you lose access; see Download DRF reports, artifacts, and rubrics from Taskstream.

Faculty who use Taskstream in their classes

If you ask your students to use Taskstream to create portfolios, ePDPs, or websites for your classes, you'll need to move these activities to another platform by fall 2019. Options include:

For help implementing Google Sites or Course Networking eportfolios in your course, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Students

Any work that you uploaded to or created in Taskstream LAT will no longer be available to you after September 30, 2019. If you wish to keep any of your Taskstream work (web folios, uploaded artifacts, etc.), you can export them before that date.

Note:
Your published web folios will remain available to those with permission to view them even after your Taskstream account is deactivated. If you don't want others to be able to continue to view your prior (and likely outdated) work, you may want to consider unpublishing them before you lose access.

Alternatively, you may purchase your own Taskstream license, which would allow you to continue to update and manage Taskstream web folios.

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