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
The text introducing DARS to students has been updated to reflect the added presence of in-progress courses to the system.
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
The Resources page has been reorganized to better categorize student tutorial items.
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.
To keep the site up-to-date and secure, our WordPress Theme has been changed from our previous theme (which is now unsupported) to our new one. Some site pages have also undergone minor redesign. We hope you enjoy the new site look and feel!
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.
The page detailing the pilot program for the Plan Builder has been removed from the website due to the Student Plans having previously exited the pilot and become available for the entire university. The Student Plan Report has gained a page for advisors to use as a reference point.
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