Banner 9 Upgrade

Last Updated 11/6/2018

UTSA has begun a multiyear project to upgrade from Banner 8 to Banner 9. The first phase of the upgrade will take approximately one year and will focus on Administrative Banner, also known as Internet Native Banner (INB). The second phase of the upgrade will focus on self-service Banner (SSB), also known as ASAP. A start date for phase II, as well as additional details, will be announced later.

Administrative Banner 8 is based on Oracle Forms. In Administrative Banner 9, Oracle Forms are replaced by JAVA pages, which means that the look, feel, and navigation of these pages will change. Banner upgrades will be applied individually to each module (Accounts Receivable, General, Financial Aid, and Student). Once the upgrade is complete, all Banner 8 Oracle Forms will have been replaced with Banner 9 JAVA pages, but during the upgrade, Banner 8 forms and Banner 9 pages will co-exist within the same production Banner system using Application Navigator.

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Project Manager: Jerry Smith, Senior IT Project Manager.

Event Outline

The dates for these events are subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.
Banner 8.14 User Testing - complete
Go/No Go Decision For Banner 8.14 Upgrade - complete
Banner 8.14 Upgrade Weekend - complete
Go Live Banner 8.14 - complete
Ellucian Solution Manager (ESM) Implemented - complete
June 2018
Banner 9 Environment Created - complete
July 2018
Application Navigator (AppNav) Implemented
October 2018
Banner 9 Upgrade Essentials Engagement DEVL PPRD
October 2018
Banner Admin Pages User Testing
November 2018
-Testing I (NPB 1.412)
November 12, 1:30PM - 5:00 PM
-Testing II (NPB 1.412)
November 14, 8:30AM - 12:00 PM
-Testing III (NPB 1.412)
November 15, 1:30PM - 5:00 PM
Banner 9 Administrative Pages Training
November 2018 – January 2019
Banner 9 Administrative Pages PROD Implemented
December 2018
Banner Forms Conversion
December 2018

User Training

Training for the Banner 9 Upgrade (Admin Pages, Internet Native Banner (INB)) will be available via train the trainer. Training will begin in November 2018 during testing sessions and run through January 2019. More details to follow. Below is a link to an initial overview of what to expect and general navigation in the new Banner 9 admin pages, which are replacing Banner 8 INB forms.


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Frequently Asked Questions

You will use your myUTSA ID and passphrase.

Banner 9 should be used with Chrome or Firefox only. Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.

Ellucian (Banner’s parent company) has stated the following as of 8/16/17: "Individual users cannot choose a personal color in the Banner 9 applications at this time. Personal color (theme) choices is on the backlog, but not yet scheduled for a particular release."

Because Banner 9 runs in a web browser, some keyboard shortcuts had to be changed while others no longer work. A list of Keyboard Shortcuts  is available.

Yes, your access to pages (formerly called forms) will not change.

Banner 8 and Banner 9 function the same, and Banner 9 JAVA pages have the same names as their Banner 8 Oracle Forms predecessors. Banner 9 pages have a more modern look, are more intuitive and easier to navigate. Thus, while you will need to learn how to navigate Banner 9 JAVA pages, attending one of the preview sessions and hands-on sessions should give you the knowledge that you need.

In Banner 9, the items previously under “Options” can be found in the “Related” list or the “Tools” list located on the upper right corner of the screen.

Yes, you will be able to search for pages (formerly called forms) by their seven character name such as SPAIDEN, PPAIDEN, APAIDEN etc. An enhancement in Administrative Banner is the ability to find a page by its description. For instance, if the text “general student” is entered in the search bar, the SGASTDN page will be retrieved for you to select.

If you hover over the function (e.g. Go) Banner will display the shortcut keys to use for that function.

You can use the CTL+ to increase the size and CTL- to decrease the size.

No. Two pages cannot be open at same time. You could come close to same experience by opening a second Banner 9 session. The navigation between two pages is made simpler by the Application Navigator recently visited pages feature.

A few filtering tips include: Filters in Banner 9 are case sensitive. Verify that you have selected the appropriate operator from the drop down for your expected results. Multiple fields can be selected to narrow your results.

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