Compass Update – July 27, 2018

Release Date: Friday, Jul 27, 2018


Scheduled Maintenance Advisory
 
Compass and Howdy will be unavailable Saturday, July 28, 2018 beginning at 6:45am until 5:30pm for maintenance. 

Many services including Email and eCampus are available during Howdy maintenance through links on the Howdy login page. 
 
Banner 9 Introductory Compass Navigation Training Available

New Compass users now have the option of taking either the Banner 8 or Banner 9 Introductory Compass Navigation training in order to fulfill the training requirement for Compass access. 

To take the Banner 9 version, go to TrainTraq and search for Course #2113434:  Introductory Compass Navigation - Banner 9.

As a reminder, the Banner 8 version of Compass will no longer be available at a later date during the fall 2018 term, and all users will need to use the Banner 9 version at that time.  More information about the retirement of Banner 8 will be provided at a later date.
 
Additional Banner 9 Demonstration Offered

EIS is offering another demonstration of Banner 9 on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.  If you would like to attend, please register for the course in TrainTraq by clicking on the "Find Classroom Training" tab, type in Course #2113412 and Section #5574, and then click on Search.  Select the Banner 9 Demonstration and click on Register.  Seating is limited to the first 120 attendees.

Banner 9 navigation training for current Compass users is available in TrainTraq under Course #2113371: Banner 9 for Existing Compass Users. 

Banner 9 may be accessed from the Compass (Banner 9) Administrative Pages channel on the Employee tab in Howdy.  You may also use the Compass (Banner 9) icon at the top of Howdy.

Please be aware that a few of the keyboard shortcuts have changed in Banner 9.  A list of the Banner 9 keyboard shortcuts is available in the channel on Howdy and in the TrainTraq course.

If you have any questions on any item in this update, please email eis-security@tamu.edu.