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Who: Users of Banner Administrative pages

What: Update to Banner Administrative home page

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, between 5:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

On March 27, 2019, the Banner Administrative home page (Application Navigator) will be updated.

Highlights include:

  • The navigation menu for some basic features is now on the left side of the screen.
  • The overall style of the interface is cleaner and more intuitive.
  • Issues with printing a page from a web browser (Ctrl + P, or Print from the web browser menu) have been resolved.

Changes to Expect

With the update, some of the basic features move from the top of the page to a left-side navigation menu.

Welcome screen for old version of Application Navigator

 

 

 

 

Old version

 

 

 

 

Welcome screen for new version of Application Navigator 

 

 

 

 

New version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • You can click on the icon at the top left of the page (the hamburger menu) and the menu will expand to display a text description next to each icon.

 

  • The Banner menu will now be found under Applications (the waffle menu).

 

Generally speaking, the interface changes are fairly intuitive and we expect that most users will find that they are able to carry out their normal functions with minimal adjustments. We also anticipate that those who have been using Banner 9 will appreciate the cleaner style. However, if you should experience any issues with the update, please submit a 6-TECH request and we will assist you with the transition.

 

 

 

Print Page Options

There are two methods for printing Administrative pages. Depending on your computer hardware (screen size and resolution) and your printer choices, your results may vary. Also, users tend to have their own preference of one method over the other.

  • Print page from web browser (Ctrl + P, or Print from the web browser menu)
    The new Application Navigator remedies a major issue with printing a page from a web browser introduced with a Banner regulatory update in December.
  • Print Screenshot (Tools -> Print Screenshot)Print Screenshot, introduced with the December Banner update, is also an available print option. However sometimes this option can result in data readability issues (cluttered view, background shading, etc.). In these cases, the option to print from a browser may produce cleaner output.

Users have found that reducing the size of your window can result in better print output using either method. Sizing your window down appropriately helps minimize white space and can increase the character size on the output. When printing, make sure your window is not maximized and is sized around the data on the page. In some cases you may need to experiment with the window size to get the optimal output. Printing in landscape mode typically works better as well.

Other options to help with print output (see the work-arounds in previous ITS News article) may also help you get better results.


For technical assistance, please submit a 6-TECH ticket, call 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324), or email 6-TECH@uncg.edu.