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BANNER 8.6 Upgrade

During semester 2 of 2014 BANNER will be undergoing 2 major upgrades. The first is an upgrade to the software managing the server ‘WebLogic Server Basic Edition’ during Phase 1. This will carry over the same functionality as currently exists on BANNER without any changes but will update some of the background software.

Phase 2 will update BANNER from the current 8.3 version to 8.6. This will introduce some new tables and structure which will allow us to move on next year to the new version of ‘BANNER XE’ which brings with it many new exciting enhancements and improvements.

User Acceptance testing for Phase 1 of the project is currently underway and the project team is very grateful for the assistance of staff from other Student Administration teams who are assisting with testing.

The anticipated completion dates for the BANNER 8.6 upgrade project are to have Phase 1 completed and implemented by mid-August and to have Phase 2 completed by the end of November this year. We will pass on more detailed information on when access to BANNER will be affected by these cutover periods when it becomes available to us.

2015 Unit Data (FEO Advice)

The ‘2015 Unit’ Tab has been locked on the Unit lists in SharePoint and a new tab ‘CRN Changes after 14 July’ has been added for changes requested after 14 July. As in previous years, now that we have moved to the second stage of the unit review, any further amendments to 2015 unit offering data will require the approval of the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching).

The only exclusion to this requirement are changes to unit quotas, which do not involve zero quotas. Any request, to change a unit quota from or to zero, will still require Associate Dean authorisation.

We would appreciate email advice to student.systems@acu.edu.au to notify us of any further changes made to the Lists.

Student SystemsTraining

Webinars will be running as usual throughout July and August. Please visit Banner and Student Systems Training for session details and the Student Systems Training Calendar for dates and times. All module content/training guides will be made available to attendees after each session via the Student Systems Training SharePoint site.

Book in through Staff Connect and contact us at systems@acu.edu.au for further information.

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