Banner 7 Upgrade General Training 2006 San Mateo Banner Facts… • SMCCD started with Banner 1 in 1995 • Introduced WebSMART in 2001 • Can support over 300 simultaneous Banner and 300 WebSMART users. • Served as many as 5000 WebSMART users in one day! • WebSMART/Banner available 22 hours a day • Latest WebSMART additions: - Official transcript request - payment by eCheck Upgrade Timeline Conversion begins at midnight on Thursday, October 12, 2006 Banner (including WebSMART) will be unavailable through Sunday, October 15 We expect Banner to be available by 8:00 am Monday morning. Major Changes New User Interface Enhanced User Preferences Colors! Higher Screen Resolution (1024 x 768) Personalized Links and Colors Tabbed Forms to make navigation easier New Online Help Major Changes Toolbar has a new layout Better grouping of icons New icons added Enhanced Security In January, everyone will be required to change their Banner password. Passwords will expire every 180 days thereafter Misc Items New WebSMART! Updated presentation Tabs Updated Main Menu Hyperlinks from Main Menu Banner payroll starts in January Misc Items Browser Plug-ins (Google Desktop, Pop-up blockers, Toolbars, etc.) Banner 7 may take additional memory resources Java Software is needed to run Banner 7 For assistance please contact the ITS Help Desk (ext. 6543).