Extreme Makeover – SCT Banner 7.0 Edition What’s new in SCT Banner ® Student 7.0
Before We Begin… Session Rules of Etiquette
Please turn off your cell phone/pager
If you must leave early, please do so as discreetly as possible
Please avoid side conversations during the session
Thank you for your cooperation!
Here’s what others have said about Banner Student 7.0:
“Well, the interface seems to be much more user friendly.”
“I think the staff will enjoy the new look and feel and that in turn will increase productivity.”
“Easier end-user interactivity. Intuitive navigation and data entry.”
Banner’s Extreme Makeover
What’s different from 6.x to 7.x?
New Screen Resolution
More space => Less scrolling By using more of the screen, forms require less scrolling in Banner 7.0.
There are more options for moving around in Banner 7.0, including function keys, right-clicking with your mouse and more.
Main Menu Changes
The “Go” box changed to “Go To”; you can now use the Up and Down Arrow keys to scroll through recently used forms
Now you can use the F5 key to navigate to a different form (Alternative to Direct Access)
All icons visible in the Main menu
Tabs, Tabs, Tabs…
Some Banner forms now have a tabbed interface rather than the traditional Banner window appearance. Tabs are used to arrange information in a meaningful way and allow you to navigate easily between groups or blocks.
Navigating to the Next Block
Now you can use any of the following to navigate within tabbed forms:
Ctrl-TAB (forward) and Ctrl-Shift-TAB (backward) to move through the tabs on a form
Ctrl – Page Down (forward) and Ctrl- Page Up (backward) through tabs (same as Banner 6)
F2 (the List Tab Pages key) displays a list of other tabbed windows on the form. Use the mouse or the Up and Down arrow keys to select a different TAB, and the Enter key to select that tab
To access Options you can:
Right-click anywhere on the form
Use the Options Pull down menu
Navigating in 7.0 Example SHATAEQ
Navigating in 7.0 Example Use F5 or right-click to view Options Click X to close
Many enhancements make Banner 7.0 easier to use. Some of these include:
Clickable check box labels
‘Options’ Available with Right-Click with Mouse
Most icons have changed their picture; some icons have been moved for better grouping; some icons have been removed. In addition, there are some new icons. Below is a picture of the new toolbar.
Smart Toolbar – Cont.
All 3 X’s in a form work the same. First hit to either X will exit you from the form. Hit any X again, you are able to exit your Banner session.
Close Banner Close Form Close Banner Close Form Close Banner Close Form
A new calendar icon has been added to any date fields that are data-enterable.
Click on the icon to select a date from the calendar and have it drop into the Date field.
Usability Enhancements - Examples
Options with Right-Click and Mouse
Available options can now be accessed by right-clicking on a form from anywhere on the blank canvas (not from a field) including:
Add to Personal Menu (add ANY form to your custom ‘My Banner’ menu with a single click)
Form Specific options
Extreme Makeover – SCT Banner 7.0 Edition BEFORE and AFTER
After the Extreme Makeover!
Let’s take a look at many of our most commonly used forms in Banner 7.
MOVE THAT BUS!
Look at the old… SPAIDEN Before
Questions & Answers
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have at this time.
Much of the content and the source of the information and screen shots was taken from a presentation by Bill Zimmer and Pat Lawler of SunGard SCT, presented at the SunGard SCT Summit, March 7, 2005.
Other content from UMDNJ (University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey), ‘What’s New in Banner 7 General Navigation Upgrade Guide.’
UNH CIS Training Center www.cistrainingcenter.unh.edu