Wrapping up 2013
We’ve had hundreds of attendees at the various e:Vision related events held over late November and early December. The feedback from the various sessions has been very positive – people have valued being able to get a glimpse into what the University’s student management system will look like once we go live after Easter 2014. And many people have even told us they are looking forward to using what they’ve seen.
If you didn’t make a session, it may not be too late. We have published video recordings of the e:Vision preview session and the Programme Proposals session on UniTube. Feel free to go and have a look. Thank you to everyone who came along, and to the team who put the sessions together and presented them.
Best wishes for a safe and refreshing Christmas break, and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
Director Academic Services
What’s been happening?
Some recent activity:
- Invitations for next year’s e:Vision training sessions continue to go out – we have over 350 different sessions planned and around 1700 people to invite! You may receive more than one invitation which just means that we have more than one part of the e:Vision system to train you on. You can get more information from our blog about the various training courses (including the criteria for who is expected to attend, and when courses will be held). You’ll also see who to contact if you have any questions.
- Testing is now in the second of our three initial cycles (as explained in October’s update). The Project’s Testing team has found a number of faults and flaws in the first cycle, as we expected, but nothing that should cause major issues to our go-live plans. It just means they are keeping the Development team busy making the fixes – so nothing new there.
Staff in academic divisions and central administration have established a project to consider the detailed ‘who, how and when’ of course approval processes when course approval goes online in e:Vision from Semester 2 next year. Claire Ramsay (Director Administration, Commerce) and Philippa Hoult (Manager, Admissions, Enrolment and UIC, Academic Services) are leading this project.
In the next few weeks:
- The SMS Project team (when not working on testing), are working on the next list of deliverables – the functionality that is required just after April 2013. You can find a list of what’s being delivered when on our blog.
- The team is also looking forward to a break over the Christmas period. The SMS Project team will close up shop on Friday afternoon (20th December) and will be back in the new year (from 6th January), refreshed for the final countdown to Easter 2014.
Academic Services Project Office will continue to provide e:Vision support on days when the University is open. Please contact them on eVision@otago.ac.nz as usual.
Need to know more?
If you have any issues or questions about using e:Vision please raise them in the first instance with your support person. You can find the full support process and contact details for support people explained on the Support page at Support – e:Vision
If you have questions about how you are using e:Vision now, please get in touch on eVision@otago.ac.nz or speak to a Subject Matter Expert. You can also see Who’s on the team? in the Steering Group, Reference Group and Working Groups.