A few things you may want to consider when planning to implement Firefly and move content and files from an old VLE or intranet.
There may be many useful resources on your previous system as well as many old and obsolete files. Even when migrating existing resources, your Firefly project can be a great opportunity to start again.
- Firefly encourages teachers to think in terms of 'pages' rather than files (without removing any familiar workflows with files like office documents, video & audio). Firefly pages are viewable on any device whereas files often are not, depending on what additional software is available on a user's device. It therefore can be an advantage to encourage teachers to focus on creating new, engaging pages of content whilst still offering them access to the back catalogue of files.
- It is worth considering that your biggest advocates for e-learning initiatives in the school may feel like they have the most to lose from the migrating process as they will be the ones with the most content to move. It is important that they are offered support in transitioning their content to Firefly so that they feel confident to continue to be an advocate.