News from the UMBUG Fall Conference
Our thanks to all who made the Fall Conference a success: our hosts at Bethel University, UMBUG members who presented and shared experiences, Ellucian who sponsored our conference and presented several sessions on Banner 9, our keynote speaker, and our guest presenters. We also welcomed a significant number of new members to their first Banner conference.
Banner 9 and related new technology tools was again the primary focus of this conference. Ellucian presented several sessions. Especially popular were the Banner 9 - Today and Beyond session, and the Ethos technology overview session including Ethos Analytics and Ethos Workflow. We also added a session dedicated to responding to member questions on Banner 9 - this proved very popular and several asked that more Q & A sessions be a part of future conferences to allow greater dialogue with Ellucian and other vendors. The Banner 9 Birds of Feather sessions were also popular - we saw a lot more Finance and Financial Aid members this conference - thanks to those who facilitated these sessions. As the use of third party software applications working in tandem with Banner continues to grow, we added a workshop on the Salesforce tool lead by the local users' group coordinator, which was very well attended. Plans for this and other third party sessions are planned in future conferences. Security also remains a key focus of our member institutions. We presented a workshop that included both cloud and other security current issues, tools, and recommendations. Thanks to security teams from member schools for helping shape the content of this workshop.
To find out more, go to the Member Resources page where you will find copies of presentations, updated membership rosters, and conference/session evaluations. To access these, use your UMBUG member ID and password.