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Release 2 – March 6, 2022

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.
    Annual Spring 2022 Lookup 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." Periodically, we update these tables to include additional response options.

The new lookup table values are now available in the Applicant Portal.

These lookup table updates impact the following portals, some of which you may use. If you created a "crosswalk" from our portals to your local data in your SIS/CRM, you may need to update this crosswalk for the newly added options. For guidance on optimal implementation of the new values, review the Shared Lookup Table Updates for Spring 2022 page.

  • Admissions by Liaison
  • Analytics by Liaison
  • API
  • WebAdMIT
    Custom Program Plans Question

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

CASs can now create a custom Program Plans question and answer values, which can be used by programs in WebAdMIT. This enhancement allows CASs to tailor the Program Plans question to their applicants.

WebAdMIT

The custom program plans question will be available in:

Applicant Portal Enhancements

    Gender/Sex Answer Values Reordered

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

The Gender/Sex answer values are now alphabetized:

  • Female
  • Male
  • Decline to State (if available in the CAS)

New Documentation

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

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How Data Visibility is Impacted by Application Statuses

Your CAS determines the visibility option in WebAdMIT for each application status. You may see a full view of the applicant's information, a partial (i.e., limited) view of their information, or you may not be able to view applicants at all within certain application statuses. Review the visibility options in this guide to better understand your viewing ability and how it can affect your application review process.

Coming Soon!

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

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Sandbox Environment Refresh

March 7, 2022

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.

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.

Developing a Comprehensive Reporting Strategy

March 22 – 31, 2022

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).

Visit Liaison Academy to learn more about this class.

Sandbox Environment Refresh

April 4, 2022

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.

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