December 5, 2016

Release 7.3

STUDENTS

My Academics - Transfer Credit card and Transfer Credit Report

  • Students could view their Transfer Credit summary data and can access their Transfer Credit Report on the My Academics page.

 My Academics - Academic Records card - Request Transcript

  • All undergraduate and graduate students (including Law) could access links to request official transcripts and enrollment verification via the Academic Records card on their My Academics page.

 My Academics - Class Enrollment card - Berkeley Academic Guide link

  • Students could access the Berkeley Academic Guide via a new link in the Schedule of Classes section of their Class Enrollment card.

 My Finances - Billing Summary

  • Billing Summary no longer displayed the “Prior to Fall 2016” card or “Fall 2016” label. Students could access this information via the “View Transactions Prior to Fall 2016” link on their Billing Summary Details page.

ADVISORS

Advisor Dashboard - My Appointments

  • Under the Advisor Dashboard’s Advising Resources card, advisors could access a new My Appointments link under the Tools section. Here, advisors could link their bCal to the appointments tool and set up their appointment settings.

 Student Overview - Transfer Credit card and Transfer Credit Report

  • Advisors could access a student’s Transfer Credit summary data and Transfer Credit Report from the Student Overview page.

 Student Overview - Semesters and Class Enrollment

  • Advisors could no longer view the Semesters and Class Enrollment cards directly in the Advisor Dashboard. Advisors could continue to access this information for students via the View As function.

    Important: Please note that the Academic Plan card would replace Semesters and Class Enrollment cards. However, the Academic Plan card was still under development and was expected to be released in January. This card would allow advisors to compare a student’s Multi-Year Planner courses to the actual courses they enrolled in by semester. (It enables advisors to identify when a student has altered their planned course toward graduation.)

 Advisor Dashboard - Academic Progress Report and What-If Reports

  • In addition to being able to access the Academic Progress Report and What-If Reports links from a student’s Student Overview page, advisors would also be able to access them via the Advisor Dashboard’s Advising Resources card.

INSTRUCTORS

CalCentral - Final Grade Submission (Grading opens on December 12)

*Instructors would access their Fall 2016 grade rosters and submit final grades for fall semester 2016 via the My Academics tab in CalCentral.

    • Detailed instructions and resources included how to set up a delegate can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s Grading website at registrar.berkeley.edu/faculty-staff/grading.
    • Final grades could be entered manually or uploaded using a specific .CSV format with students’ SIDs, grades, and optional comments in columns A, C, and E respectively.
    • Prior to December 12, we suggested that instructors: 1) go to CalCentral to confirm that they can see their courses and 2) preview the Uploading Final Grades via Spreadsheet job aid to prepare for the changes. (If an instructor's course was not visible in their CalCentral dashboard, they should contact their unit's enrollment manager for assistance.)
    • *Final Grade Submission for the Berkeley Law school starts December 5. Details would be communicated directly to impacted instructors and staff by the Law school.