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MyCreditsBC presentation to Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions & Transfer annual conference


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  •  MyCreditsBC MyCreditsBC provides B.C. public post-secondary students with the ability to easily retrieve an unofficial course record from institutions they have attended. They can then view course-by-course transferability, according to Transfer Agreements maintained by the Council of Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT). Transcript information is retrieved in real time from each connected institution’s student information system the moment a request is made.  Transcript Exchange The pilot Transcript Exchange service has been developed to demonstrate the efficiencies available by replacing paper transcripts with electronic versions when official student transcripts are exchanged between participating institutions. This standards-based mechanism is currently in production for Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Simon Fraser University. Plans are underway to extend implementation to University of British Columbia, Langara College and University of the Fraser Valley. Shibboleth Federated Identity With a federated identity, students, faculty and staff can use BCcampus connector services using one secure credential, eliminating the need for separate usernames and passwords. BCcampus is implementing Shibboleth on its shared services, thereby extending the capability of the BCcampus connector system. For smaller institutions that may not have the resources to install a Shibboleth system themselves, BCcampus can offer technical expertise and a template for implementation.
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    • 1. MyCreditsBC:A Quick and Easy Course Credit Review ToolPCCATJune 2013Lauri Aesophand Cathy van Soest
    • 2. Problem
    • 3. What if….There was one place to access academic records for all credits earned from all institutions attendedAND the transfer credits for these course.
    • 4. What is MyCreditsBC?Powerful tool for students and advisors.PAIRS …Course credits from a student’s academic recordWITHEquivalent credits at other institutionsIN ONE VIEW.
    • 5. MyCredits is the framework ...It pulls these data...Unofficial academic record from institution’s Student Information System (SIS)Equivalent course credits from the BC Transfer Guide ( in real time.
    • 6. Entering data
    • 7. Pulling data
    • 8. Inspiration and possibility2009 BC transfer system review BC Connector system available
    • 9. Development and demos2011 Prototype:BC Registrars Association Testing: several institutions Demonstrations: Deans, Registrars, Advisors
    • 10. Evaluation2011 – 2012Co-op students from SFU (Interactive Arts & Technology) User-centered and design principles Heuristic evaluationRecommendationsto improved user experience Key of institutional abbreviations FAQs and ABOUT text upgraded
    • 11. Participation and Training2012 Nine institutions participating in service Province-wide training 19 of 25 BC public post-secondary institutions Webinars Workshops and conferences Advisors
    • 12. Feedback from Advisors Quick and easy: one view of all transfer credits How:use with student during an appointment Caution:student should consult with advisor Limitation: 9 of 25 BC institutions participating
    • 13. The Future2013 Development of institutional users Introduce MyCreditsBC to a wider audience
    • 14. MyCreditsBC: Demo
    • 15. About MyCreditsBC
    • 16. MyCreditsBCHelp
    • 17. Choose an institution
    • 18. Enter data
    • 19. Consent
    • 20. Result
    • 21. View credits by receiving institution
    • 22. Filter for one institution
    • 23. “Not eligible for transfer.”Reasons: F (fail) grade W (withdrawal) Course was audited
    • 24. BCcampus and MyCreditsBCThank-you!For more information, contact:Lauri Aesoph Cathy van SoestOperations Manager Client Services ManagerTel 250.405.4012 Tel Email