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Release Preview – 2018

Preview of Upcoming Enhancements

Disclaimer: For your convenience, this page provides a preview of new features and enhancements currently planned for future releaseNote that these are planned updates and may be subject to change. For a complete summary of changes, please refer to the full release notes document that is available after each release. Additionally, note that the implementation of any enhancements may be impacted by a CAS's launch cycle(s) and may require coordination with the CAS’s respective Account Manager.

Product

Planned Feature/
Enhancement

Targeted Delivery (Subject to Change)

Availability

Details

Applicant Portal

Invitation Codes Compatibility in New Add Program Page and Search Feature

Winter

This enhancement is available to CASs using the new Add Program Page and Search Feature.

This enhancement allows programs who are participating in a CAS using the new Add Program Page and Search Feature the ability to distribute invitation codes to applicants for individual deadline extensions.

Applicant Portal

Visa Information Editable After Application Submission

Winter

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs immediately upon release.

Currently, applicants can't edit their visa information after they submit their application. This enhancement will allow applicants to change this section after submission.

Applicant Portal

Updates to Instructions and FAQs

Winter

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs immediately upon release.

Over the past few application cycles, Liaison's Training & Knowledge team has been actively working to improve the former CAS Instructions and FAQs content. In order to reflect these updates, we are renaming the Instructions and FAQs links in all CAS applications to Help Center, which better reflects the myriad of resources we provide applicants, including help content, FAQs, videos, and linked resources from other applicable sites.

Applicant Portal

External Program Directory

2019

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs beginning with your next cycle.

Currently, applicants must create or sign into an account in order to view participating programs and program information. This enhancement will allow applicants to browse available and future programs, and see program details, without creating or signing into an account.

Configuration Portal

Kira Talent Integration

Winter

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs beginning with your next cycle.

Kira Talent offers on-demand, timed video and timed written assignments that can be combined with the standard admissions process. Programs can link to a Kira Assessment through the Program Materials section.

Configuration Portal

Ability to Reorder Prerequisites and Documents

Winter

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs beginning with your next cycle.

Users will be able to reorder all prerequisites and document types enabled for individual programs in the Configuration Portal.

Configuration Portal

Program- and Organization-Level Questions Available for All Programs

Spring

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs beginning with your next cycle.

Currently, programs must select if they want to configure program- or organization-level questions in the Configuration Portal. This enhancement will allow them to configure both types of questions for all programs.

Letters by Liaison

Evaluators Able to Copy Evaluations for Multiple Evaluation Requests

Winter

This enhancement is for CASs that use program-level evaluations with configurable evaluation types.

When evaluators complete program-level evaluations for an applicant, they will be able to choose if their evaluation will be reused for the same applicant for other program-level evaluation requests.

WebAdMIT

Email Attachments

Winter

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs immediately upon release.

This enhancement gives admissions users the ability to upload documents in WebAdMIT and attach them to emails and email templates.

WebAdMIT

Admissions-Uploaded Document File Size Increase

Winter

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs immediately upon release.

Currently, admissions users can only upload documents with a maximum file size of 5MB. This enhancement will increase the maximum file size to 15MB.

WebAdMIT

Professional Transcript Entry (PTE) Status Flag

Winter

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs immediately upon release.

If an applicant chooses to pay for and use the Professional Transcript Entry (PTE) service, a PTE status flag will appear on their Applicant Details page in WebAdMIT.

Deployed Enhancements

The following table includes a running list of features and enhancements that have been deployed. 

Product

Feature/
Enhancement

Sprint

Availability

Details

Applicant Portal

Early Application Access

Deployed in Sprint 7

This enhancement is available to all CASs operating on the 3.X platform beginning with your next cycle.

This configurable option allows applicants to complete their applications before the CAS begins accepting applications. This provides applicants with additional lead time so they don't have to rush to complete and submit. Once the CAS begins accepting applications, applicants can submit their completed applications.

Applicant Portal

HRSA Configurability

Deployed in Sprint 7

This enhancement is available as an option to all CASs operating on the 3.X platform beginning with your next cycle.

This enhancement gives each CAS the ability to remove certain HRSA options for applicants to select.

Applicant Portal

Flexibility on Sex/Gender Block

Deployed in Sprint 7

This enhancement is available as an option to all CASs operating on the 3.X platform beginning with your next cycle.

To present the Gender/Sex question in a more inclusive manner, the label for it is now configurable by CAS.

Applicant Portal

Early Decision Enhancements

Deployed in Spring

 

 

Applicable only to PharmCAS and PTCAS, but this enhancement will be made available to all CASs operating on the 3.X platform beginning with your next cycle.

With new designs and workflow, this feature improves the applicant experience when applying for Early Decision. 

Applicant Portal

The Red Badge Near "Submit Application" Appears Only When Application is Ready to Submit

Deployed in Sprint 10

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately.

Previously, a red badge appeared in the "Submit Application" tab even before an application is ready to be submitted. With this enhancement, applicants only see this badge when they have complete designation(s) ready to submit.

Applicant Portal

SlideRoom Integration

Deployed in Sprint 17

 

This enhancement is available to all CASs operating on the 3.X platform beginning with your next cycle.

CAS 3.X will be integrated with SlideRoom via the Program Materials section of the application. Schools who utilize SlideRoom to collect supplemental application materials will be able to link their programs from CAS to SlideRoom.

Applicant Portal

Improved Program Search Page

Deployed in Sprint 18

This enhancement will be a configurable option for CASs that are:

  • Currently operating on the 3.X platform
  • Not Using Program Rules

To improve the program search and selection experience, the Add Program page will allow applicants to filter programs using real-time search keywords with selectable filters, and also have a new interface that is easier to navigate.

Configuration Portal

Updated Configuration Portal Interface

Deployed in Sprint 5

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately.

The Configuration Portal will have an updated design, including an easier navigation and increased adherence to 508 Compliance standards.

Configuration Portal

Reorder Questions and Question Blocks

Deployed in Sprint 5

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately.

Users will be able to reorder questions entered in the Program Editor section by dragging and dropping. Questions can be reordered within and across question blocks, and question blocks can be reordered as well.

Configuration Portal

Conditional Questions & Dynamic Answer Lists

Deployed in Spring

 

This enhancement will be made available to all CASs beginning with your next cycle.

After a user has configured Custom Questions in the Configuration Portal, a new interface will allow that user to add conditional questions and/or paired logic to those Custom Questions.

Configuration Portal

Upload Answer Values for Multiple Choice Questions through the Configuration Portal

Deployed in Sprint 10

This enhancement is available to all CASs beginning with your next cycle.

To reduce the amount of manual work required when creating custom questions, this enhancement gives Configuration Portal users the ability to upload Answer Values and Export Codes for multiple choice questions.

Configuration Portal

Multiple Choice Value Reordering

Deployed in Sprint 17

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately upon release.

Users will have the ability to reorder the choice (answer) values for Multiple Choice question types by either a drag-and-drop method or an automatic A-Z sort.

Configuration Portal

Choice Value Expiration Date

Deployed in Sprint 21

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately upon release.

Users will be able to input an expiration date for the choice (answer) values for Multiple Choice question types. Any choices that have an expiration date will automatically be hidden upon that date. Applicants who selected that choice will still have their option saved, but applicants who haven't yet selected their choice will not be able to select the expired one(s).

Recommendation Portal

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Question

Deployed in Sprint 15

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately.

The GDPR question explains the information we collect from evaluators and how we use their information. This question will be included in all new and existing evaluator accounts.

WebAdMIT & Configuration Portal

Codes Created in the Questions Section of the Configuration Portal Are Now Available in WebAdMIT

Deployed in Sprint 10

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately, but is dependent on codes being established in the Configuration Portal.

Configuration Portal users have the ability to establish codes to pair with the answers to multiple choice Program Questions.  This enhancement allows those codes to appear in WebAdMIT.

WebAdMIT

Spell-Check Allowed When Creating Emails

Deployed in Sprint 6

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately.

When creating Email Templates or sending emails, the spell-check function from users' browsers is now enabled in WebAdMIT.

WebAdMIT

WebAdMIT Now Includes Official NBDE Scores

Deployed in Sprint 8

This enhancemnt applies to CASs on the 3.X platform that are currently using Official NBDE scores.

WebAdMIT now includes the Official NBDE scores received by Liaison.

WebAdMIT

New "Applicant's Designation Last Exported" Field

Deployed in Sprint 9

This enhancement is available to all CASs choosing to use it.

This enhancement adds a designation scoped date/time field that indicates when the last time the applicant was exported. The field will be set when an applicant is exported, if the export is configured to do so. It will display on each applicant's Designation panel, and will be available in the List Manager and Export Manager.  Users will also have the ability to clear the field individually or in a batch action.

WebAdMIT

Users and Work Groups Are Now Included in Settings Transfer

Deployed in Sprint 11

This is enhancement is available to all CASs immediately.

This enhancement includes Admissions Users and Work Groups along with the Settings Transfer. Note that users who have already been created in the new cycle will not be transferred from the previous cycle.

WebAdMIT

WebAdMIT Users Can Release Early Decision Applicants to Regular Pool Overnight

Deployed in Sprint 12

This enhancement is available to PTCAS and PharmCAS immediately upon release.

Previously, during the first phase of Early Decision for PTCAS and PharmCAS, applicants removed from Early Decision back into the regular pool were not released until after the Verdict Date. With this enhancement, applicable applicants are released on a nightly basis. This applies to any applicants removed from the Early Decision Decision Code, and assigned to a Decision Code that previously would have released them on the Verdict Date.

WebAdMIT

New Workflow for Batch Local Status Changes

Deployed in Sprint 12

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately upon release.

This enhancement adjusts the workflow when changing Local Statuses in batch, making it a two-step process. Prior to selecting the desired Local Status, users are now asked to select which designation(s) they'd like this change to impact. This selection then limits the new Local Status options, based on what Local Statuses are compatible with the desired designations. Previously, users selected the designation(s) at the same time as selecting the new Local Status, which could lead to some applicants' statuses not being changed due to their designation not being eligible for the new Local Status.

WebAdMIT

Updated Workflow for Batch Local Status Changes

Deployed in Sprint 13

This enhancement is available to all CASs immediately upon release.

This enhancement updates the workflow when changing Local Statuses in batch, making it a three-step process. Prior to selecting the desired Local Status, users are asked to select the designation(s) they'd like this change to impact. This selection then limits the new Local Status options, based on what Local Statuses are compatible with the desired designations. Then users are asked to confirm the changes.

WebAdMIT

New Decision Code History Sub-panel

Deployed in Sprint 16

This enhancement is available to all CASs choosing to use it.

The History panel now includes a Decision Code sub-panel, which lists all the Decision Codes an applicant has been placed in.

WebAdMIT

SlideRoom Integration

Deployed in Sprint 18

This enhancement will be available to all CASs choosing to use it.

A new SlideRoom panel will be available in WebAdMIT, giving users the ability to access a direct link to SlideRoom and review an applicant's SlideRoom application. Additional details, including status and completion date, will be listed in this new panel. This data will also be available in the List Manager and Export Manager.

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