Change is hard.
My very first project of 2022 wasn’t the thing I was planning on creating. In fact, it wasn’t even really making something new, but re-making something I didn’t want to redo.
At the end of 2021, Coursecraft, the platform I used to host my on-demand online classes decided to go out of business. They were a small company (which is part of why I loved them) but that means that I think they got a little burn out being constantly on the front lines of keeping everything up and running. I think many of us can relate to that. When they said that they were going to turn everything off in April, I spent a couple of days thinking.
- Did I want to go to the trouble of moving everything to a new platform?
- Are students going to be upset if I couldn’t automatically give them access to the new class?
- Would they even notice if the classes just disappeared?
- Were enough people registered for them that it made sense to continue? Would the additional time investment be worth it?
- Could I find a new platform that didn’t cost a lot more?
It was the kind of unforeseen event […]