Documentation has been added to the site to showcase the new Exceptions from the Audit feature that will be available to advisors following Monday’s DARS upgrade. With this new feature, exceptions are quicker to enter and more intuitive. Additionally, exception types have been upgraded – the RC exception has been replaced with the CP exception and the SC exception has been replaced with the CS exception, which is able to apply in multiple locations at once. All advisors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Exceptions from the Audit, as the existing exceptions portal channel will be phased out-of-use.
The new documentation can be found on the Resources page or here:
DARS – Exceptions from the Self-Service Audit
A new guide has been added to the site, replacing a former help page that was on the DARS site. It explains various indicators and codes that can appear on DARS audits, including Requirement and Subrequirement status indicators, course codes, special grades, and exception types. It is on the Resource page and is also viewable here:
DARS – Audit Interpretation – Student Guide
A new introductory video to the DARS system and its features has been added to the site. A link has been added to the Resources page. You can also watch it here.
The instructions for the Student Plan Builder Report have been updated to cover more access methods, now include more detail about pop-ups that may appear when users try to log in, and have been changed to a PDF format for easier use across multiple devices.
A new report has been created that allows advisors to see the contents of the Plans built by students in their school or college. It is a handy one-stop-shop for info about all student plans: Advisors are able to filter by semester, by student, by major, or by other attributes, and the report only has to be run once to get data for all of the school or college’s students, making it much faster than running individual students’ Plans.
Here is a link for advisors on how to access the Student Plan Report:
Student Plan Report Instructions
The old info presentation for the Plan Builder has been replaced with a streamlined Tutorial Presentation that introduces key Plan Builder features to incoming students.
Roadmap and Plan Builder – Tutorial Presentation
The Roadmap and Plan Builder documentation for advisors has been updated to a new version that includes up-to-date images that better conform with current stylistic policies and that show more of the new version of the Roadmap and Plan Builder software:
Roadmap and Plan Builder – Roadmaps Workbook for Advisors
The Roadmap and Plan Builder documentation for students has been updated to a new version that includes up-to-date images that better conform with current stylistic policies and that show more of the new version of the Plan Builder software:
Roadmap and Plan Builder – Student Workbook
A new Operational Procedure document has been created detailing key policies relating to the use of the Roadmap and Plan Builder system for advisors. We encourage all advisors to read it:
Roadmap and Plan Builder – Operational Procedure
The Style Preferences document for advisors has been updated and includes new policies and revised screenshots that reflect the current version of the Plan Builder software:
Roadmap and Plan Builder – Style Preferences