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SITS Upgrade 8.3.1 24th/25th July 2010

17 June 2010

Version 8.3.1 - this is the next SITS upgrade and is planned to take place on the weekend of July 24th / 25th. Access to the SITS client will be restored on Monday 26th July. (please note - the eVision upgrade will take place a few days after the main SITS client upgrade)

Latest upgrades to SITS Vision

SITS software is upgraded on a regular basis to ensure the University complies with the latest requirements on our external interfaces to e.g. HESA, UCAS, SLC, etc.  and also to provide the most up to date functionality to our users.

Version 8.3.1 - this is the next SITS upgrade and is planned to take place on the weekend of July 24th / 25th.  Access to the SITS client will be restored on Monday 26th July.  (please note - the e:Vision upgrade will take place a few days after the main SITS client upgrade)

Please Note - Any downtime of SITS Vision does also affect the availability of ancillary systems - e:Vision (used for PGA admissions, web mark entry, life long learning bookings), My Students, Accommodation, Student Info and Prospectus Enquires.  Unless notified otherwise users should always assume these systems will be unavailable as well during upgrades.

New Screens / Changes

Window List, Tile Windows and Cascade Windows added to SITS

A new toolbar has been added to the SITS client.  It allows users to more easily navigate through the windows that are open in the SITS application.  There are three items on the new toolbar

screenshot showing new toolbar

Screenshot: New toolbar in the SITS client.

 

  1. Windows List – this is a drop down list containing a list of all the SITS’ screens that you currently have open.  The name of the screen that has focus is always displayed at the top of the list.    When you click on the control a list of all open screens will be displayed.  Click on a name and that window will be given focus.
  2. Tile Windows – clicking this button will reorganise any screens that you have open in SITS so that they are all open but do not overlap.
  3. Cascade Windows – clicking on this button will stack any screens that you have open in SITS so that each screen’s title is visible.

Create and Load Retrieve Templates on Misc Menu

Create retrieve template and Load retrieve template options have been added to the Misc option on the menu bar. These two options can be used to store complex retrieve profiles. They can also be easily re-used in future sessions.  For more information about these templates please email ssio-systems@rtis.bris.ac.uk

Change to e:Vision look and feel.

The look and feel of the e:Vision website has been changed so that it is more in line with current University online resources.

screenshot of e:Vision login page with new look and feel

Screenshot: e:Vision login page with new look and feel

Coming Soon

We are still testing the following enhancements and hope to make them available later this year.

  • HTML emails - It is now possible to send HTML emails from SITS .  This will allows us  to provide formatting and semantic markup capabilities in e-mail that are not available with plain text.
  • Print PDFs - it is now possible to print Portable Document Format (PDF) files directly from SITS.