April 17, 2016

Release 5.2: What's Included

STAFF

  • Advisors and Enrollment Managers would have access to a set of student enrollment reports that feature both summary and detailed views of students’ enrollment activity in the new SIS.
  • Phase I enrollment appointments start April 18 in CalCentral.*
  • When a student attempted to enroll in two classes that have conflicting time schedules, they will be prompted to submit a request form to override the time conflict restriction. Time Conflict Enforcement (TCE) enrollment overrides will be processed internally by the SIS support team. 
    (Visit the SIS Students Enrollment webpage for more information.)
  • Please direct students with questions to the SIS Students Enrollment webpage for information and resources about the new enrollment tools and processes in CalCentral.
  • Students who experience unresolved technical issues in CalCentral should e-mail at sishelp@berkeley.edu for assistance.

STUDENTS (in CalCentral)

  • In the past, students could only enroll during their 24-hour appointment windows.
    • In the new system, students would be able to enroll in fall semester 2016 classes from the start of their Phase I appointment to the end of each enrollment phase.
    • Phase I starts April 18 and ends July 15, 2016.*
  • Students' appointment priority was assigned based on number of terms completed, not units. Transfer students would carry a four-term credit.
  • Unit Caps for undergraduate (10.5 units for Phase I and 16 units for Phase II) and graduate (12 units for Phase I and 20.5 units for Phase II) students were enforced.
  • Departmental restrictions that prevent undergraduate students from enrolling in graduate courses were enforced.
  • Students could no longer automatically enroll in two classes that meet at the same time.
    • If they attempt to enroll in two classes that have conflicting time schedules, they were prompted to submit a request form to override the time conflict restriction.
    • The form was then processed by the SIS support team.
  • Please direct students with questions to the SIS Students Enrollment webpage for information and resources about the new enrollment tools and processes in CalCentral.
  • Please visit the SIS Students Enrollment webpage webpage to review important information about enrolling for classes through CalCentral, including:
    • Enrollment Time Conflict process
    • Maximum Unit Caps
    • Course Level Restriction enforcement
    • Final Exam Schedule posting timing

INSTRUCTORS

  • Connect to schedule.berkeley.edu to view PDF versions of the Schedule of Classes. Soon after, a searchable schedule of classes became available. 
  • CalCentral was replacing class administrative functionality that was previously available on Bear Facts for fall semester 2016 classes.
    • From their CalCentral My Academics tab, Instructors would be able to view a history of their previously taught classes.
    • From their CalCentral My Academics tab, instructors would be able to view their fall semester 2016 class schedule and class details, including rosters as students began enrolling in their classes.  
  • bCourses did not change and continued to be UC Berkeley's official campus Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Visit the SIS website for more information and updates SIS changes that impact instructors.