Compass Update January 5, 2016

Release Date: Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016


New Howdy
 
A new portal framework is being implemented to replace the current version of Howdy.   New Howdy will provide functionality similar to the current Howdy environment as well as several new features such as the My Howdy tab.  New Howdy is available at https://newhowdy.tamu.edu, and a brief guide is at https://howdy.tamu.edu/Inside/NewHowdyFeatures2.pdf.  While the current version of Howdy can continue to be used, EIS is requesting employees to begin using New Howdy and provide any feedback by sending an email to howdy@tamu.edu.    
 
A new portal framework must be implemented since the Luminis portal framework used for the current version of Howdy will be de-supported by Ellucian.  After the spring 2016 term, New Howdy is expected to replace Howdy, and https://howdy.tamu.edu will send users to the New Howdy environment.
 
 
New Look for the Advising Tab
 
The Advisor Self Service channel on the Advising Tab in Howdy has been updated and renamed Registration and Course Information.  Now, this channel only contains the links to non-student information from the Advisor Self Service Channel.
 
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Links that were duplicated in the Advising Dashboard and Advisor Degree Evaluation channels have been removed from the Advisor Degree Evaluation channel. 
 
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The Advising Dashboard channel contains the links to student-specific information from the
Advisor Self Service channel and the Degree Evaluation channel.
 
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The Advising Tab changes will be effective tonight.  If you have questions regarding these changes, please send an email to howdy@tamu.edu.