September 20, 2016

Go-Live 7

STUDENTS

bConnected

  • bConnected Connection is Disabled:

    • The CalCentral class calendar connection with bConnected has been disabled until further notice.* (This includes calendar updates.) As a result:

      • Students who already downloaded the bCal calendar would retain their existing entries, but those entries would no longer be automatically updated.

      • Students should not attempt to use the automated calendar sync until this issue is corrected.

      • *For updates on this issue, visit the SIS Known Issues webpage.

My Academics - Profile - Terms Information for Undergraduate Students

  • Terms in Attendance

    • Number of terms a student has registered for classes at UC Berkeley.

    • Note: Transfer students received an additional four terms.

  • Expected Graduation Term

    • An Expected Graduation Term date was added for undergraduate students who were expected to graduate at the end of Fall 2016. It was calculated based on Terms in Attendance and vetted by the advising offices in each college, and was displayed to students through CalCentral.

      Important: Undergraduate students who expected to finish all of their final degree requirements by Fall 2016 but did not see “Fall 2016” displayed in CalCentral as their expected graduation term needed to contact their school or college's academic advising office no later than Friday, October 14, 2016.

My Academics - Advising

  • Advisor Assignments

    • A student’s assigned advisor would now be displayed.

  • Advisor Appointments

    • The ability for students to make appointments with their advisor was removed on September 1. It was reinstated at a later time.

GPA Calculator Improvements

  • The formula for estimating a student’s anticipated GPA has been improved.

STAFF

My Dashboard -> Student Overview

  • On the Student Overview page (reached through “student lookup”), advisors would now be able to see:
    • Student ID number (SID)
    • Terms Information for Undergraduate Students
      • Terms in Attendance
        • Number of terms (semester equivalents) a student has been registered for classes at UC Berkeley. 
        • Note: Transfer students enter the university with four terms in attendance.
      • Expected Graduation Term (EGT)
        • See the “Student” section for details. If data was available from DB2, an expected graduation term would be displayed.

General Reports:

  • Reporting Center CC Bio/Demo reports would feature data for all students. Previously, these reports only showed information for Fall 2016 admits while we were transitioning from our legacy data systems to the new SIS.

Award Entry - New Item Type Update:

  • The automated functionality for creating New Item Type requests for departmental awards became available. The temporary New Item Type request form has been removed.
  • Requests that were entered while the New Item Type form was available, have been processed.

INSTRUCTORS

My Dashboard -> Faculty Resources

  • The description for Berkeley Academic Guide was changed from Class Catalog to Course Catalog.

  • There was a link for the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL).