Banner and Student Connect will be unavailable to all staff and students from 6:00pm 7 April to 6:00pm 10 April.
This is in preparation for the release of:
an improved Results Entry module
a new system for archiving student documents
As part of work on the current Banner Upgrade Project, Banner and Student Connect will be unavailable to ALL staff and students from 6pm, Friday 7 April 2017 until 6pm, Monday 10 April 2017.
You should prepare for one business day without Banner & Student Connect access, i.e. Monday 10 April. There will be no change to the look and feel of Banner and Student Connect at this release.
If you experience any difficulties with Banner or Student Connect on Tuesday 11 April 2017, please contact the Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 7272.
This outage is required to prepare for the release of two new modules.
A new Results Entry module will replace the current 'Final Grades' page on Student Connect. It will retain the existing one-student-at-a-time functionality, but will also allow the bulk upload of results from an Excel spreadsheet and the export of class lists. This bulk upload function has a robust validation process, and should allow for much faster and more accurate results entry.
We expect the new Results Entry module to be available from 27 April for results entry for Trimester 1 and Professional Term 3. This will allow us to ensure that it is running smoothly for Semester 1 results entry. Details of training and support will be provided shortly.
Banner Document Management (BDM)
The Banner Document Management system (BDM) will replace ZyLAB for the management and archiving of student documents. BDM allows both scanned and electronic documents to be archived and indexed for easy retrieval. It has a significantly better indexing system than ZyLAB, which will allow searching by Student ID, Term, Document Type and a variety of other fields. It is fully integrated with Banner, allowing both the archiving and retrieval of documents from within Banner, and unlike ZyLAB, can directly archive electronic documents without needing to print and scan them, saving both time and trees.
BDM will be available for use by Student Administration staff from 1 May 2017 with the view of rolling it out to the Faculties later in 2017. We will be working with Schools and Faculties to identify documents that will benefit from the use of this software.