Campus News

eLearning Commons upgrade

The transition of the university’s eLearning Commons software platform, known as eLC-New, continues. For spring semester, eLC-New will be upgraded from version 9.4 of Desire2Learn to version 10.2 and used for all classes at UGA. As part of the upgrade, service to eLC-New will be unavailable Dec. 19-24.

Because it is an “in-place” upgrade-similar to an operating system upgrade on a phone or laptop-previous course development in eLC-New will be available to instructors after the upgrade. When spring semester begins, the name of the UGA learning management system will revert to eLearning Commons or eLC.

Courses for the 2014 spring semester already have been created, and instructors may begin course development by logging in at

Instructors who would like to reuse content from old courses may do so. Step-by-step directions are available on the “Frequently Asked Questions” page ( or in a video archive at

Students will not be able to access spring semester courses through eLC until Jan. 5.

For more information about eLearning Commons, including a timeline and more upgrade details, see or contact Sherry Clouser at or 706-542-0525.