April 30, 2017

Release 8.1 AnnouncementThe SIS 8.1 Release is now available. Here are some key highlights of new functionality:

Advisors/Staff

System of Record (SOR)

  • CalCentral now sources data solely from SIS Campus Solutions.

    • This update will correct minor data anomalies that may have occurred for some students during the system transition. (Previously, data was sourced from both BearFacts and SIS Campus Solutions.)

    • Enrollment data back to Spring 2010 will be displayed in the Semesters card. If enrollments exist in terms prior to Spring 2010, the data will be displayed in Summer 2017. The Archived Transcript link in the Advising Resource Card can be used to pull a historical report.

Active DB2 Transcript Archive

  • Advisors can now view DB2 archived transcripts for students who were enrolled prior to 1995 via a link in CalCentral.

    Navigation: Advisor Dashboard > Advising Resources (card) > Archived DB2 Transcripts: Pre-1995 (link)

Grade Points Column (View as)

  • The Grade Points column has been added to the Enrollment section of the printable Academic Summary.  

    Navigation: Advisor Dashboard > Student Lookup > Student Overview > (View as) > My Academics > Semesters (card) > View Academic Summary (link)

Semester Withdrawal and Cancellation Information

  • If applicable, the Semesters card displays students’ semester withdrawal or cancellation and the date of action.

    Navigation: Advisor Dashboard > Student Lookup > Student Overview > (view as) > My Academics > Semesters (card)

Automatic Waitlist Frequency Updated

  • The Automatic Waitlist process now runs four times per day (increased from twice daily), at 12:40 a.m., 6:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., and 6:40 p.m.


Students

System of Record (SOR)

  • CalCentral now sources data solely from SIS Campus Solutions.

    • This update will correct minor data anomalies that may have occurred for some students during the system transition. (Previously, data was sourced from both BearFacts and SIS Campus Solutions.)

    • Enrollment data back to Spring 2010 will be displayed in the Semesters card. If enrollments exist in terms prior to Spring 2010, the data will be displayed in Summer 2017. If students require a full record, they can order a transcript.

Grade Points Column

  • The Grade Points column has been added to the Enrollment section of the printable Academic Summary.

    Navigation: Student Dashboard > My Academics > Semesters (card) > View Academic Summary (link)

Automatic Waitlist Frequency Updated

  • The Automatic Waitlist process now runs four times per day (increased from twice daily), at 12:40 a.m., 6:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., and 6:40 p.m.


Instructors

Grading Window Refactoring

  • Instructors may now enter grades for Short-Term and Summer classes at the conclusion of the class. Previously, instructors had to wait until the end of the term to enter grades.

Class Export file

  • Units, grading basis, and waitlist position have been added to Class Export files on instructors’ class pages.

    Navigation: My Academics > Semester > Class > Enrollment or Roster > Export

Visiting Student email addresses capability 

  • Instructors’ class enrollment pages and export files now include a third-party email address for visiting students without a berkeley.edu account.

    Navigation: My Academics > Semester > Class > Enrollment

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