User Acceptance Testing from functional areas is essentially completed, while some areas were a little later than expected in starting due to other commitments, there has been a tremendous effort put in to see testing in most areas completed on time. Thank you again to all involved.
There have actually been very few issues flagged, most are to do with configuration of the test environment rather than actual bugs. Ian has been working to identify changes to functionality for the new version of Banner, and found about 40 changes that affect us, but none significantly.
The low number of bugs is likely because many of the changes made to current Banner were for compatibility with Banner XE, so not much has changed in current functionality.
Once UAT is signed off on Friday, the project team will look to implement the Student Advising Profile for limited use initially with AskACU. Cheers Elton.
Thank you for finalising all CRN changes in the 2017 units spreadsheets. The previous tabs 2017 Units and Add Units are now locked down. Operations staff completed all requests on Friday, 1 July for the following faculties:
- Education and Arts
- Law and Business
- Theology and Philosophy
- Health Sciences
- International Education
CRN Changes after 4th July tab has also been locked down. This is to facilitate initial reporting to the Department of Education and Training. Any further changes to 2017 CRN data from 1 October onwards should now be added to CRN Changes after 1st October tab and an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to advise Operations staff accordingly.
As in previous years, there will still be the opportunity to add, review and amend unit offerings for 2017, provided the change request can be actioned within the requirements of HEIMS legislation. Any addition or variation to 2017 data will also require the Deputy Dean approval. Generally, we are able to add or make minor amendments to unit data offering data, prior to the start of the designated term.
Operation staff, continue to action CRN requests for 2016 units. Faculty Staff are now required to add any additional unit requests to the ‘CRN changes after 1 October’ tab on the Faculty spreadsheets on SharePoint. The previous tabs are now locked down, and any variations to 2016 unit offering data will now require the Deputy Dean approval. Please send an email to email@example.com to advise Operations staff accordingly.
PLEASE NOTE: Operations staff will not be deleting any 2016 CRN’s after Wednesday, 30 September. The drop-down box for ‘Delete’ in the Unit Status column has been removed from the ‘CRN Changes after 1 October’ tab. If you no longer require an existing unit in a 2016 term then we will change the quota to zero.
The following Supplementary Assessment Guideline was endorsed by the Learning & Teaching Centre and Executive Approval was then granted for the amendments to take immediate effect:
"A student will be offered only one supplementary assessment in one unit per semester (or study period)".
The current SZRSUPA2 report has been modified to this effect. The new SZRSUPA2 report has also been modified as follows:
- AOU, E-mail and Faculty columns have been added to the SZRSUPA2 csv output
- Faculty has also been added as a new parameter in SZRSUPA2 so that staff can run the report for a particular faculty, e.g. EA or TP etc.
As this change takes effect immediately, Systems need to run the Supplementary Assessment with above major change at the start for the 201665 (Professional Term 6) on the morning of Wednesday, 19 October. The change appears under Section 1 (e) of the Supplementary Assessment Guidelines.
Student Systems run the SZRSUPA2 report daily and convert all ineligible NF grades to Fail (NN). School and Faculty staff are directed to run the report after mid-day everyday so that the accurate listing of only the eligible students are appearing on the report.
- Student Revision SR.82 was submitted on Friday, 7th October
- Revised Load Liability RL.82 was submitted on Friday, 7th October
- Enrolment (EN) 2016.1.5 was submitted on, Friday, 7th October
- Load Liability (LL) 2016.1.5 was submitted on Friday, 7th October
- Revised HELP-Due (DU) 2016.1.1 was submitted on Friday, 7th October
- Enrolment (EN) 2016.2.1 was submitted on Wednesday, 12th October
- Load Liability (LL) 2016.2.1 was submitted on Wednesday, 12th October
- HELP-Due (DU) 2016.2.1 was submitted on Wednesday, 12th October
- 77 offers were made in the QTAC Round 200 on Friday, 7 October.
Training throughout October
The scheduled Student Systems webinars will change slightly in October as our new Training Officer becomes better acquainted with the systems managed by our team. Please visit Banner and Student Systems Training for session details and the Student Systems Training Calendar for dates and times. If you would like to attend a session that is run on an on demand basis please register your interest via the online booking tool within Staff Connect.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For registration enquiries or to receive more information about the session please email Student Systems Training Officer via email@example.com
Student Systems Training SharePoint Site:
The training tools housed on SharePoint have been relocated into specific libraries based on the systems managed by our team. This change will allow users to easily navigate through the Training Guides, Quick Reference Guides and Online Demonstrations available on the site. Your current access to the training tools should not be affected, however if you do encounter a problem please advise the Training Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our preferred method of communication is via email. Please send enquiries to email@example.com as we are not always able to take phone calls. The Systems inbox is monitored by multiple team members.
Systems Operations has weekly team meeting from 2:30 to 3:30 pm every Friday afternoon. Please leave a message during this time and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Due to IT restrictions, please ensure when installing SAMBA on your network drive, that it is only mapped to the following drives A, B, E, F, G, I, J, M, O and V.
- Banner Training
- Student Connect Access Request Form
- Primary Instructor Access Request Form
- Tutorial Direct Access Request Form
- Report Request Form
- Student Systems FAQs
|Ad Hoc Reports||5 working days|
|Unit and CRN creation or amendment||2 working days|
|Setting up new user accounts||5 working days|
|Modifications to Banner / Student Connect / Reports||10 working days to estimate the job and then a more formal estimate given|