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Information Systems Services SunGardHE Banner 7 Upgrade Introduced by John Lillywhite Director of Student Administration Presented by Atika Hadi Corporate Systems Trainer (Banner)
Banner 6 to Banner 7 – The process Process started in Jan 05 Reading Documentation, preparing a test system Project kicked off in Nov 05 SIMS Team Training, Business Awareness, New Functionality Re-development of bespoke forms and reports for the new look and feel Testing from Aug 06 (ongoing) SIMS Team, Business, Schools, peripheral systems (Portal, On-line Services, SAP)
Introduction to Banner 7 Changes Main Menu Changes Personal Preferences Forms New Layout General Enhancements Upgrade Timetable Available Support Questions and Answers
Information Systems Services Main Menu Changes
The “Go” field has been renamed “Go To” With your cursor in the “Go To” field, use the up and down arrows on your keyboard to scroll through forms accessed in the current session (the list rests when you logout).
You will notice new “My Links” to the right “Change Banner Password” link You can create Personal Links for quick access to specific Banner forms or web pages. My Institution link will open Leeds University Website
The Broadcast Message section displays messages that are sent to all Banner users. The Toolbar is now accessible from the main menu
The Site Map button has been removed and replaced with a link to the Site Map
Clicking on the Menu link takes you back to the main menu
Information Systems Services Personal Preferences
Banner 7 allows you to set personal preferences to customize the way Banner looks and acts. Access your preferences from the File Menu.
The Display Options section allows you to select the types of info to be displayed with Banner forms. The Alert Options section allows you to specify how you are prompted by Banner in specific situations
The User Interface Colour Settings section allows you to select colours for the various sections of Banner such as buttons and the canvas.
To change the canvas colour for the My Links area Click the Down Arrow
Click on your preferred colour Click OK
To change it back to the default colour – Click on the Reset button then OK
My Links tab allows you to enter links to websites to be displayed on the Banner Main Menu. The first link is the default link for Leeds University. It should not be altered.
There are two sets of fields associated with each Personal Link. The first set is for descriptions. Enter a description in the User Value field The second set is for web address. Enter the URL in the User Value field You may enter up to six Personal Links Remember to save
You must close and reopen Banner to see the new links
Information Systems Services Forms New Layout
Some forms now have tabs across the top. These tabs represent different blocks of information. Move from the Key Block. Instead of clicking “Next Block” to move between blocks, you can now click on the appropriate tab.
The dependent information appears on tabs below the top- level tab to which the information is related.
Right-click any blank area of the form (not a field) to bring up the options menu. In addition to form options; this menu provides quick access to functions such as Rollback, Save, Exit, Print and Add to Personal Menu
The Search buttons has been replaced with drop down search arrows.
The Search Arrow On the ID field opens the Option List
Separator bars have been added to help you distinguish sections of the form.
A calendar icon has been added to date entry fields to make it easier to enter the date.
Check boxes and Radio buttons can be selected by clicking either the button/checkbox or the label itself.
Other Layout Changes Verdana Font Banner 7 Validation Forms –centered with equal margins on the left and right hand sides. Text in a disabled field is now black – easier to read Use of space – screen resolution 1024 x 768 (less scrolling) New Terminology (Students referred to as Learners) (Academic History referred to as Outcome)
Information Systems Services General Enhancements
Record Icons Insert Delete Previous Next Record Icons Insert Delete Previous Next Block Icons Previous Next Block Icons Previous Next Query Icons Enter Execute Cancel Query Icons Enter Execute Cancel Tool Bar Icons
Title Bar Enhancement A trail of open forms appears on the title bar
Press F5 key on your keyboard for a quick access to the “Go To” field. To close it, press F5 key a second time.
The F2 key displays a list of all the tabbed windows in the form
Exit Banner: To exit Banner without closing all the forms Exit: To exit the current form Return to Menu: Access the Banner Main Menu without closing all the forms
Exit Icons Exit Banner Exit form
Summary Personal Links Personal Preference Go To Box New Tool Bar Tabbed Forms Right Click Option – quick access F5 key to access “Go To” field
Current Unresolved Issues Time out Currently when Banner7 times-out and closes, it takes you completely out when logged in again – this issue is being looked at. Reports Two blocks will show info (this shouldn’t appear). The info not to be changed
Banner 7 Upgrade Timetable Banner 6 will be withdrawn Wed 4th April 5pm (including on line services) Upgrade to Banner 7 will take place between April 2007 Student Offices given access to Banner 7 between 10th to 13th April 2007 for final testing “Go-live” will be on 16th April 2007
Information Systems Services Available Support
Optimum Screen Resolution (1024x768): Contact IT Support Representative in your department Call the helpdesk. Phone Ext Preparing your PC
Workshops Support workshops will be held after the go-live on 16 th April Daily sessions (10:00-12:30) & (14:00-16:30) during the week commencing 16 th April To book:www.leeds.ac.uk/infosystems/sims Click on Book a Training Course link
Roadshows Other Roadshows/training will be held for specific changes awareness: Change of Programme SWAREGS and SFAREGS Direct Admissions This is only for users who are affected by the changes (Invited Audience) ( Linda Limback or Atika Hadi)
Release Guide A Release Guide will be available on the SIMS website soon. This presentation will be published on the web by 20 th March
Information Systems Services Questions? Comments
Information Systems Services Thanks for Coming Enjoy the benefits of Banner 7