Banner Computer System Update Information

The Missouri State University enterprise resource system (collectively known as "Banner") is currently undergoing software updates. 

The Banner Student Team oversees the process and progress of updating the Student module, which includes information used by faculty, students, and advisors.  The team consists of representatives from Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Computer Services, International Services, Advisement, and Graduate College.

Information will be shared through this web page as updates are planned and how those updates might affect Advisor and Student use and navigation of the system.

Update Log

Changes to the Advising Notes & Releases link in the Advisor Services portlet (March 23, 2018)

The CHANGE:  The Advising Notes & Releases link in the Advisor Services portlet was deactivated on March 23, 2018)

The ISSUE:  As software updates have been installed, the source of Student ID selection for this link has changed within the software.  Essentially, this link was no longer applying the correct student ID to the Advising Notes link, and incorrect students were appearing in the Advising Notes & Releases page.

The SOLUTION:  Users should navigate within the Self-Service Banner Student Information Menu.  The "Advising Notes & Releases" link within the Student Information Menu has been verified to use the correct selected student ID based on the most recent software updates.  HOWEVER, please ensure as you enter Advising Notes, that you are entering notes for the correct student each time.

Changes to the Teaching & Advising Tab (March 9, 2018)

The CHANGE: Links within the Student Information channel on the Teaching & Advising tab have been deactivated. 

The ISSUE: Student ID information (BearPass) retrieved from the ID Selection link no longer carries from link-to-link or page-to-page if the user navigates via some of the Student Information channel links

The SOLUTION: Users should navigate within the Self-Service Banner Student Information Menu. Detailed information and advice can be found on the Suggestions for Improved Usage from Advisors, for Advisors page.

Adjusting navigation in this way should also help users make future adjustments as Banner updates continue.