Out of office for Thanksgiving week, so no data updates again until November 30.


Add/drops in Banner and impact in Bb/WebCT

When a student Adds a class in Banner, their enrollment should appear in Bb/WebCT within approximately 24 hours.

When a student Drops a class in Banner, their enrollment will not automatically be changed in Bb/WebCT.  However, the instructor for the section can Unenroll the student using the Unenroll button in the Grade Book.  Once the student has been unenrolled, the ID should NOT show back up (if the individual actually dropped the class).

If a student login is inadvertently unenrolled from a current semester section, the faculty member can either use the Enroll Member button in the Grade Book (once you enter the login be sure to click a role and then the Enroll button and the Save button) or wait for the daily data run to return the ID.

FYI, “breadcrumbs” are kept for any ID that is unenrolled.  This helps in the inadvertent removal category, but can be annoying to see the little red Xs in the Grade Book.  To hide those entries, click on the Grade Book Options menu in the upper right hand corner of the Grade Book, then click on Hide Unenrolled Member Data.

Wednesday, November 4 Banner Data Loads

The Banner data loads are complete for today.  The procedure right now involves all of the Fall data (Courses, Sections, Persons, Faculty Assignments and Student Enrollments) and the Spring Sections and Faculty Assignments data.

Discussion Board settings on 8.0.3

The following was shared on the mailing list:

CE 8.0.3

We upgraded to SP3 on 10/19 and since then I’ve been getting complaints from the students about the discussion tool. All of the complaints are similar to this one-

“When I began taking my courses there was an option to view all of my posts that had been made for the week. In addition, there also was a notice that would show up when I had any replies to my posts. They are no longer showing on my discussion pages, and I am wondering how to get them back!”

Was this functionality removed in the service pack? Or was there a setting that got reset?

With the following response:

Yup…it’s actually a new setting that was added in 8.0.3 that got set to “Disable.”  The reason for that was because those summary stats at the top were apparently making that screen take too long to load.  Understandable but would’ve been nice to know about that ahead of time.  Anyway, the solution is to

– log in as institutional admin,
– click on Utilities
– Click on Settings
– Click on Discussions
– Set the last two settings (Enable the All-Topics View & Enable the My-Posts View) to TRUE
– Click Save Values

I checked our settings and changed them to allow those views this morning.

Spring 2010 Data

Working on some details related to Spring 2010 course/section and faculty assignment data. It should start showing up within the next few days though. My apologies that it is running later than last semester.