Faculty and staff can request special use course sites for non-credit-related projects and support. However, these sites work differently than their historic counterparts in ReggieNet. Two alternatives, Microsoft Teams and Comevo, are also available.
In ReggieNet, faculty and staff had the option to request either Ongoing Course or Special Project sites. These ReggieNet sites were used for a host of functions, ranging from program organization to committee work to training for users outside of Illinois State University. These kinds of sites differ from the regular sites generated each semester by the Registrar's Office, which are used for regular, for-credit courses.
Note: Current ReggieNet special course sites will be available only in "Read-Only" mode starting in the Fall 2023. That means, while users can view content in ReggieNet, no new users can be added, and no changes can be made to the site itself.
New, Special Use sites are available upon request in Canvas. However, there are important differences:
Faculty and staff can chose from several options to transition their existing special project or special use course ReggieNet sites to another platform in time for the start of the 2023-2024 academic year. Options include a Canvas Special Use site, using Microsoft Teams, and using Comevo.
|Includes non-ISU affiliated members (including Alumni)||N||Y||Y|
|Resource Sharing Structure (e.g., Files)||Y||Y||N|
|Learning activities (e.g., quizzes, completion tracking)||Y||N||Y|
If you're unsure about the best fit for your specific needs, please contact the Center for Integrated Professional Development to set up a consultation at ProDev@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-2542.
If you wish to use Canvas to replace your ReggieNet Special Project or Course site, please select Step 1. In addition, if you wish to have the old content transferred to Canvas, you must also fill out the form for Step 2 (optional). If you are interested in either Microsoft Teams or Comevo, use those links to learn more about those platforms and to request access through the Technology Support Center.
Support staff can create a blank "shell" in your Canvas account which includes the same basic layout as for-credit courses.
Once owners request a fresh Canvas site, they have the option to request to have their old ReggieNet content transferred ("migrated") into Canvas until July 24, 2023. Please note:
Historically, some ReggieNet project sites were used for committees or other working groups. In recent years, Microsoft Teams has become a replacement for these uses. Consider using Teams if:
Comevo may be a good alternative if you need to deliver non-course-related training to staff, students, or external users. It could be used either alone or in conjunction with a Microsoft Team.
You can see an example of a Comevo site used for Student Technology Orientation.