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April 21, 2023

College Database Updates 130

Paul Hanisko

November 2022 – April 2023 Applicant Review (Complete) Add styled email template to emails sent from the system. (Complete) Show missing reviewer authorizations. When a reviewer is added to an application or to a committee and they don’t have access to the system a message is displayed next to their name. This message links to…

October 10, 2022

College Database Updates 129

Paul Hanisko

August 15, 2022 – October 7, 2022 Applicant Review (Complete) Added application triage tools that will help Student Services and program administrators complete check-in of application material so reviewers get complete files. (Complete) Added help article for Apply Portal that documents system and real-world workflows. (Complete) Refine menu and report names for Undergraduate Applications Started…

August 15, 2022

College Database Updates 128

Paul Hanisko

July 1, 2022 – August 12, 2022 Applicant Review (Complete) Better large upload warning and errors. Uploading attachments to Applicant Review or Student that were larger than the system’s 5MB limit used to trigger generic 500 errors. We have added validation that warns the user immediately when a large file is selected and provide a…

July 1, 2022

College Database Updates 127

Paul Hanisko

We’ve changed this blog post title to be clearer: “College Database Updates”. This post is a catch up, focusing on significant user facing changes over several months. Applicant Review Added Apply Portal question for current or transfering UW student. Applicant can delete a school / institution when creating their Apply Portal application. Applicant Intent (whether…

March 9, 2021

Cycle 126

Paul Hanisko

2/8/2021 – 3/5/2021 Work Complete Applicant Review (Complete) Build applicant list specifically for Undergraduate programs. There are different application / student properties that are operationally important for our Undergraduate programs, from Graduate programs. This report view automatically applies Undergrad as scope and includes meaningful fields in page view and spreadsheet download. (Complete) Delete option for…

February 9, 2021

Cycle 125

Paul Hanisko

1/25/2021 – 2/5/2021 Work Complete Budgets (Complete) In new Faculty Effort feature, update language and help messages based on feedback from fiscal team. This feature is under review by the wider team in preparation for release. OnCourse (15% Complete) OnCourse is an in-development project to substantially upgrade our college’s Courses Database. OnCourse will provide a…

January 27, 2021

Cycle 124

Paul Hanisko

1/11/2021 – 1/22/2021 Work Complete NARF (Complete) Add a Cancel link to each step in the request creation process. This allows a user to easily cancel their request at any point. (Complete) Add request count in badges on the home page jump navigation. The count shows the number of requests listed in the relevant section…

January 11, 2021

Cycle 123

Paul Hanisko

12/14/2020 – 1/8/2021 Work Complete Applicant Review (Fixed) Basic Skills test scores were being displayed twice if an applicant had multiple applications with expected certifications. (Complete) Add Submitted date to the Application Incomplete report table view. (Complete) User may delete their own Rubric Score up to the point they mark it complete. (Complete) Revised the…

December 14, 2020

Cycle 122

Paul Hanisko

11/30/2020 – 12/11/2020 Work Complete Add Codes (Complete) Launched new Add Codes form that gathers structured input from students requesting to enroll in COE practicum and internship sections. This system prompts the student for details based on course and initiates an email to (Replaces legacy “Practicum” form.) Applicant Review (Complete) Internal Graduate Applications allows…

December 1, 2020

Cycle 121

Paul Hanisko

11/9/2020 – 11/24/2020 Work Complete Applicant Review (Fixed) Resolved a bug that happened when an Apply Portal application step was both an alias and an archived step. The Apply Portal configuration tries to simplify or hide old configuration options to make configuring new cycles easier. (Complete) Created a program list (identified by UW Major Abbreviation…

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