Following a focused pilot and extensive testing with a core user group, the project team have decided not to proceed with the partial Banner 9 upgrade scheduled for 4 December.
The decision follows feedback from the pilot group that upgrading now would result in a suboptimal user experience.
The planned Student Connect and Banner shutdown is therefore no longer required: Student Connect and Banner will be available to staff and students as usual between 1 and 4 December.
Although the scheduled upgrade has been postponed, work on the Banner Upgrade project continues.
Work undertaken during the pilot has reduced the need for extended system downtime during business hours for future upgrades. This will allow for more flexible cutovers in future, with less impact to critical business processes, dates and timeframes.
Functionality for entering marks and grades via Student Connect is on target for delivery for Summer 2018.
Student photos will be available to staff via the Student Profile Overview on Student Connect in early 2018.
Course Progression has recently been upgraded. While this will have very little impact on end users, it has significantly improved the processes for entering and maintaining course structures.
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