Banner 9 is Coming in February 2019!
Why are we moving to Banner 9?We are currently using Banner 8; this software runs on Oracle database. We access and input class data on the database through Banner 8 INB forms/screens, such as SSASECT, SIAASGN, SSAACCL, etc. Effective December 31, 2018 Oracle Corporation will no longer maintain and support Banner 8 INB forms/screens. Ellucian, the company that owns and develops Banner software, has decided to switch over to Banner 9 as a result of this action.
- What is Banner 9? Banner 9 has the same technical and database set up as Banner 8. It still runs on Oracle database, but instead of Banner INB forms/screens, we will be accessing and inputting class data via the web browser. Unlike Banner 8, Banner 9 does not require installation of Java software. It works with various browsers and platforms. According to reports from other colleges who are currently using Banner 9, the look and feel of Banner 9 is completely different from Banner INB forms/screens. It requires some time to learn and getting used to.
- How long do I have Banner 8 INB Forms/Screens?You have Banner 8 INB forms/screens until January 31, 2019. For time and efficiency reasons, it is strongly recommended that you build as much of spring 2019 and summer 2019 schedules as you can with Banner 8 INB forms/screens.
- When is Banner 9 Coming? We have not been given an exact date on Banner 9 switch over yet, but it is expected to be sometime in February 2019.
- How will I learn Banner 9? The Scheduling Office is expected to receive Banner 9 training in January 2019. We in turn will be providing training to all division schedulers. Please rest assure that we will have many training dates and times to accommodate everyone's schedules. You will be informed once we have established and finalized training dates.