Banner 9 Implementation
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is preparing to implement Banner 9, our student information system of record.
The initial phase of this implementation will introduce redesigned web-based Desktop Banner screens. In addition to a new look and feel, Banner 9 will provide a number of important enhancements including a modern user interface, enhanced navigation, new functionalities, and the ability to run on any modern web browser.
The implementation, necessary because underlying Banner 8 technology is being phased out by the vendor, ensures that MC maintains adherence to regulatory and software updates when support for Banner 8 is terminated by the vendor as of December 2018.
What will change?
The Banner implementation will give MC the opportunity to utilize a modern web design with intuitive navigation. One major change is how Banner will be accessed. In the past, users have accessed the system by two different methods: Desktop Banner, accessed through a desktop icon, and Self Service Banner, accessed via MyMC. Once the Banner 9 implementation is complete, everyone will access Banner through MyMC.
What will stay the same?
While this implementation is a major project, the inner workings of the core system and all current processes and procedures will remain unchanged. Navigation training will be available collegewide beginning in April 2018.
When will the change occur?
The Banner 9 implementation is scheduled to take place June 8 – 10, 2018. While the implementation will necessitate a system downtime, OIT is working with all appropriate stakeholders to ensure minimal impact to the College community.
Check out Ellucian’s Banner 9 Overview Video
Please note that Montgomery College will be rolling out Banner 9 in a phased approach.
Be on the lookout for new features over the coming months.