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Release 3 – April 4, 2021

New Features and Enhancements

CAS Application Enhancements 

Liaison’s suite of portals work together to help you collect and manage applications. The CAS application, also referred to as the Applicant Portal, is the system where applicants find and apply to your programs. You receive these applications in WebAdMIT or Admissions by Liaison, where you perform your review processes. The appearance of your program and your requirements are customized in the Configuration Portal, where you establish the program-specific elements that your applicants will interact with. Additionally, your program may use one or more of the following tools and platforms:

  • Analytics by Liaison: a data reporting tool.
  • API: a data integration tool.
  • Applicant Gateway: a platform for applicants who have already submitted their CAS application to complete and upload additional materials requested by their programs.
  • EMP: a customer relationship management (CRM) system.
  • Letters by Liaison: a platform for evaluators to submit their letters of recommendation.
  • SlideRoom: a platform for collecting digital portfolios.
  • Time2Track: a platform for tracking, verifying, and managing experiences.
    Shared Lookup Table Updates for Spring 2021

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.” In this release, new values were added. You can view all updates on the Shared Lookup Table Updates for Spring 2021 page.

Applicant Portal

Applicants can now select the new answer options.

Admissions by Liaison, Analytics by Liaison, API, and WebAdMIT

You can view and extract the new answer options in these portals.

    TOEFL MyBest Scores

This enhancement will be automatically available for use by all CASs and participating programs in the next cycle. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. If a CAS association or UniCAS client wants the enhancement available in a current cycle, contact your Account Manager.

Liaison now receives TOEFL MyBest scores directly from ETS. MyBest scores—sometimes generically referred to as superscores—are the combination of an applicant’s best scores for each test section from all of their valid TOEFL scores in the last 2 years.

Applicant Portal

There are no changes to the processes for self-reporting test scores or ordering official test scores. 

WebAdMIT

You can view scores in the Standardized Tests panel of the Applicant Details page. Additionally, you can view scores in the Full Application PDF under the Documents panel of the Applicant Details page. All TOEFL iBT score reports sent after August 1, 2019, will include the applicant's MyBest scores as well as the individual scores from each test date.

WebAdMIT API

You can extract this data.

Letters by Liaison Enhancements

The following enhancements are now available in Letters by Liaison. All enhancements are automatically available to all CASs and participating programs using Letters by Liaison. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. If you have any questions about these features, contact your Account Manager.

    508 Compliance Updates

Letters by Liaison’s interface is updated to meet 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance standards. These updates include improved color contrast, field spacing, clearer field outlines, navigation, compatibility with screen readers, etc.

    Updated Placeholder Text

The placeholder text for the Your Name fields that appear when creating or editing your account was updated to be more inclusive. Previously, the default text was "Mr. John Doe, Sr."

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WebAdMIT Enhancements

    Batch Add Applicants to Clipboard via CSV File

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in the current cycle. If activated, this enhancement is available for all participating programs. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

You can now add multiple applicants to your Clipboard by uploading a CSV file of their CAS IDs. This enhancement can make your review process more efficient. Review the Using the Clipboard page for more information.

    Applicant Gateway Activity Completion Date in WebAdMIT Includes Time

This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in the current cycle. If activated, this enhancement is available for all participating programs. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.

When applicants complete an Applicant Gateway activity, both the date and time of completion are now available when extracting this information through the Export Manager. Previously, the date was included but the time defaulted to 12 AM. This enhancement allows you to accurately report on an applicant’s activities.

New Documentation

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

Document

Details

Configuration Portal Quick Start Guide

The Configuration Portal allows you to customize your program in the application. Review the Configuration Portal Quick Start Guide for best practices and a suggested workflow to build your program.

Association User Help Center Configuration Portal section

Association users can access all configuration information under the new Configuration Portal section. This includes information on:

  • Reviewing and Approving Programs
  • Single Program Promote
  • Kira Talent and CAS Integration

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

April 6, 2021

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 were overwritten.

WebAdMIT Webinar Series

Various

Liaison Academy offers WebAdMIT training 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.

Reviewing & Scoring Applicants Virtual Training

April 13 – 22, 2021

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).

Visit Liaison Academy to learn more about this class.

Sandbox Environment Refresh

May 3, 2021

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.

Intro to WebAdMIT Virtual Training

May 11 – 20, 2021

Register now for our Intro to WebAdMIT virtual training course. 

Participants will learn about the core functionality of WebAdMIT how to use the features together for maximum efficiency. In each session, they’ll practice using the most essential WebAdMIT features to work with their applicants.Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Visit Liaison Academy to learn more about this class.

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