More than 50 members from our HR, Finance, Information Technology, and Faculty Affairs teams have worked on this project for 10 months. 300 testing scenarios and many parallel tests later, we have successfully launched Banner version 9 in mid-July!
It will only take you a short moment to familiarize yourself with the new version. Banner 9 has improved display screens and a simplified navigation. The user interface doesn't use the (in)famous "Next Block" to move from one section of a form to another. You can login into the application using your uoAccess credentials.
The upgrade "...delivers a fresh user experience, all-new tools and significantly improved capabilities across Banner," according to Ellucian, our Banner service provider. By upgrading to Banner 9, the University will continue to comply with federal and provincial legislation on compensation.
Our special thanks to our uOttawa staff and to the Project Management Committee, and to the Steering Committee members. You have all helped successfully deliver this project as per the original timeline.