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Release 10 – October 20, 2019

About These Release Notes

This document provides a summary of the new features and enhancements available in Release 10. If you have any questions about these features, please contact your Account Manager.

New Features and Enhancements

Applicant Portal Enhancements

The following enhancements are available for the Applicant Portal as part of Release 10.

    Shared Lookup Table Updates

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs and participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

Many fields in the Applicant Portal contain predefined answer values that applicants can select; for example, the Country and County fields both have predefined answer values. The new lookup values are available for applicants to select from starting on October 20, 2019. You can review the Shared Lookup Table Updates document for a summary of all changes.

    Updated Calendar Picker

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs and participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

The calendar picker in the application has been updated to meet 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance standards. These updates include improved color contrast, field spacing, clearer field outlines, etc.

Former calendar picker

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New calendar picker

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    Program Documents Reordered

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs that configure program-specific Documents and their participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

Documents under the Program Materials section are now ordered according to requirements. Required documents are grouped at the top of the Documents tab and then any optional documents grouped underneath. If programs place document types in a certain order, that order is adhered to within the required and optional groupings. Additionally, if programs enter instructions for each document type, those instructions are included with each document type listing.

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Configuration Portal Enhancements

The following enhancement is available for the Configuration Portal as part of Release 10.

    Reorder Documents and Add Instructions

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs that configure program-specific Documents and their participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

You can now reorder document types by dragging and dropping and add document type-specific instructions. You can also clearly define the minimum number of documents required for each type.

WebAdMIT Enhancements

The following enhancement is available for WebAdMIT as part of Release 10.

    Shared Lookup Table Updates

This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs and participating programs. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.

Many fields in the Applicant Portal contain predefined answer values that applicants can select; for example, the Country and County fields both have predefined answer values. These values are housed in shared “lookup tables” which are viewable in your CAS’s/UniCAS’s Custom Export Layout (CEL) file, available here. Additionally, the Master College Code List has been updated with new colleges; you can download the updated file here. You can review the Shared Lookup Table Updates document for a summary of all changes.

Once the new lookup table values become available to applicants on October 20, 2019, they’re reflected in WebAdMIT in the applicant’s profile, within the application PDF, and in lists and exports. If your school imports these fields directly from our system to yours, these new options will begin appearing in your exports as applicants select them. If you created a “crosswalk” from WebAdMIT data to your local data in your SIS/CRM, you may need to update this crosswalk for the newly added options.

New Documentation

Please review the list of new reference guides, all accessible in the WebAdMIT Help Center.

Document

Details

Work Groups: Permission Sets and WebAdMIT Functionality

Learn which features you can manage through each permission set. Also review our Work Groups Guide to learn how permission sets can work together.

Coming Soon!

Please review the list of upcoming events, including scheduled downtime/maintenance, product updates, and regional training opportunities.

Event

Date

Details

Sandbox Environment Refresh

October 21, 2019

The WebAdMIT Sandbox environment (sandbox.webadmit.org) was refreshed with current (cleansed) production data and program configurations. Any test exports, custom fields, etc., in the current sandbox were overwritten.

New WebAdMIT Webinar Series

Various

Liaison Academy now offers new WebAdMIT webinars. Each one-hour webinar focuses on a specific WebAdMIT feature and offers best practices, tips, and tricks for working with that feature. 

To learn more about these webinars and our other training resources, visit http://academy.liaisonedu.com.

Developing a Comprehensive Reporting Strategy Virtual Training

October 30 – November 20, 2019

Register now for our Developing a Comprehensive Reporting Strategy virtual training course that intertwines reporting strategies with WebAdMIT functionality.

Participants will explore practical approaches in creating a data reporting strategy that supports their organization’s goals. This strategy includes using data available in WebAdMIT. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Click here to learn more about this class.

Sandbox Environment Refresh

November 11, 2019

The WebAdMIT Sandbox environment (sandbox.webadmit.org) will be refreshed with current (cleansed) production data and program configurations. Any test exports, custom fields, etc., in the current sandbox will be overwritten.

Enrollment Marketing for a Competitive Advantage Virtual Training

November 12 – 21, 2019

Register now for our Enrollment Marketing for a Competitive Advantage virtual training course. 

Participants will explore practical and realistic concepts and ideas to help them establish key communications goals and incorporate relevant technologies. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Click here to learn more about this class.

Reviewing & Scoring Applicants Virtual Training

December 10 – 19, 2019

Register now for our Reviewing & Scoring Applicants virtual training course. 

Participants will learn how to make the best use of the Assignments and Interviews features in WebAdMIT through a series of hands-on exercises led by a WebAdMIT expert. They will learn how to rank applicants and pinpoint the most qualified candidates while networking with peers to learn how others are using WebAdMIT to achieve their admissions goals. Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Click here to learn more about this class.

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