What changes should I expect to see in Banner 9 for Student and Financial Aid Administration?
Banner 9 brings with it a new user interface and improved navigation and accessibility. The Banner 9 administrative applications - including Banner Human Resources, Banner Finance, Banner Student, Banner Accounts Receivable, Banner Financial Aid, and Banner Advancement - all now have a consumer-web feel. Users will benefit from an intuitive, modern experience, whether they're accessing applications via mobile, portal, or self-service interfaces. Each application includes usability improvements, easing the learning curve and reducing the need for training. Power users, too, will gain enhanced usability and navigation without losing their familiar business rules and shortcuts. It will also give you greater flexibility as you'll be able to run Banner on any browser or tablet. So while the administrative applications have a new look and feel, the functionality still works in the same familiar way. You will not need to learn a new application; you will just learn new navigation.
In addition to an updated user experience in the administrative Student application, there are several Banner 9 self-service application updates for Student.
Attendance Tracking - Offers faculty members an easy, all-new tool for documenting student attendance, saving the registrar and financial aid officers' time.
Advising Student Profile - Now consolidates a student's profile, education, and career path on a single page. It is newly accessible to advisors and students, allowing for truly personalized advice that helps students make better academic decisions.
Student Self-Service - Now includes Class Roster and View Grades functionalities:
- Class Roster lets faculty members review their students' academic profiles and schedules, communicate with students over email, print class rosters, and more.
- View Grades lets faculty members, students, and their advisors view a student's academic progress.
Faculty Grade Entry - Now offers faculty members mobile capability for entering assignment grades and posting midterm, final, and incomplete grades. The application can then automatically compute a final grade. To make things even easier, faculty members can also import grades directly from their existing spreadsheets or their learning management system.
Registration - Has been updated with intuitive registration tools and a mobile-friendly design to make it easier than ever for students, advisors, and administrators to use.