Information Technology Services

Course Retention Policy


Information Technology Services (ITS) adheres to the approved course retention policy with the following objectives:

  • Define how long course materials contained within the LATTE (Moodle) Learning Management System will be retained.
  • Describe best practices on how to backup and import LATTE course materials.
  • Optimize performance of LATTE.



Many faculty find it valuable to refer back to prior iterations of course materials in LATTE. At the same time, LATTE is not designed for unlimited course storage, and carrying materials over indefinitely can diminish the performance of the application and divert resources better used on current support and enhancements.


All Brandeis University faculty/instructors who deliver courses in LATTE.


The Course Retention Policy went into effect on January 1, 2019.

Policy Highlights

The retention period is six academic terms, as many courses repeat every other year. Courses older than six terms are archived, after which they are recoverable for one additional year.


Best Practices: Saving and Retrieving Course Materials


For technical support with LATTE, contact the Technology Help Desk by submitting a help request, emailing or calling 781-736-4357.