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Dev Cycle 35

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We finished up Development Cycle 35 last week, which spans November 12th through the November 30th.  Here are some of the highlights for this cycle:

  • Meal Plan and Housing Roll-over – We have been heavily involved in the roll-over of meal plans and housing assignments for the Spring term, which required a lot of knowledge transfer due to our personnel losses earlier this fall.  This includes insuring that charges are being placed in Banner in preparation for the December billing cycle.
  • MyACU Refresh – We are finishing up final development work and plan to go through final testing over the next few weeks.  We anticipate a go-live sometime following the Christmas break and will be engaging key stake holders over the next few weeks to make sure that everything is ready.
  • Confluence Update – We completed an update of Confluence, which is the wiki engine that hosts the Board of Trustees website as well as a lot of IT documentation.   This update addressed some known security issues and provided some new features.
  • Blogs Update – We are finishing up internal testing of the updated version of WordPress, including make sure all of our customizations and integration points work as expected. We anticipate having our test environment ready for key blog owners to test as we near the Christmas break.  If all goes as planned, then we will schedule the production update for early January.
  • OpenClass – Work continues as the campus prepares for the migration from Blackboard to Pearson’s OpenClass.  We are finishing up work to automate the creation of new courses in OpenClass and anticipate enabling this functionality sometime during the Christmas break.
  • TouchNet – A lot of work was spent preparing us to move more of our shopping cart functionality from UltraCart to TouchNet.  We are specifically working to move the enrollment deposit to TouchNet and anticipate this work being completed in next few weeks.
  • Banner Upkeep – A lot of time continues to be spent working on general maintenance needs within Banner, including reporting requests.
  • In all, 28 developer tickets were completed during this development cycle.

See Dev Cycle 35 – Resolved Issues for a more in-depth summary.