Compass Update May 18, 2018

Release Date: Friday, May 18, 2018


Scheduled Maintenance Advisory

 
Compass and Howdy will be unavailable Saturday, May 19, 2018 beginning at 6:45am for maintenance.  Howdy will be available again at 11am, and Compass will be available at 5:00pm. 
 
Many services including Email and eCampus are available during Howdy maintenance through links on the Howdy login page. 
 
During the time Howdy is available but Compass is not, Self Service Banner links in Howdy that access the Compass database will be unavailable due to the maintenance.  Examples include the Class Schedule, Advising Dashboard and Touchnet.
 

 Additional Banner 9 Demonstration

 
EIS is offering a third demonstration of Banner 9 on Monday, June 25, 2018, from 1:15pm to 2:15pm.  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 #  5411, 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 Number 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.
 

Filter Enhancement in Compass (Banner 9)

 
The May 19 upgrade to Compass (Banner 9) includes enhancements to the search/filter feature.  Currently, when a user opens a filter, the user must select the field, operator and criteria for each field to be included in the filter.  This involves several clicks and selections and takes time for each field to be included in the filter.  After May 19, the enhanced filter will more closely resemble the existing Banner 8 functionality. 

The enhanced filter opens as a basic filter with the first five fields on the page, or in the section, populated and ready for the criteria to be entered.  This saves the user considerable time and effort in setting up the fields and operators to be used in the filter.
 

 
Once a search/filter has been executed, the active filter components are displayed at the top of the page. 
 

 
In addition, the user can now toggle back and forth between basic and advanced filters.  The advanced filter allows the user to modify the operator and criteria from the basic filter and add/remove fields.  Changes made in the advanced filter are retained when the user switches back to the basic filter and vice versa.