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 Liaison Outcomes, 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 and Othot: advanced analytics solutions and data reporting tools.
- 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.
- Enrollment Marketing and TargetX: customer relationship management (CRM) systems for student lifecycle management.
- 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.
Notification Banner on Dashboard
This enhancement must be approved by the CAS association or UniCAS client for use in the current cycle. CAS association and UniCAS clients: contact your Account Manager for more information or to enable this feature.
A new notification banner is available for the application dashboard. CASs can choose to include up to three messages, including links, to rotate in the banner. Each time an applicant visits or refreshes the dashboard page, the banner progresses to the next message in its rotation. This enhancement allows CASs to share best tips and tricks with applicants as they complete their applications.
The notification banner appears in blue above the application quadrants (i.e., sections).
New CLEP Foreign Language Tests
This enhancement is automatically available for use by all CASs and participating programs that collect CLEP tests in the Standardized Tests section. No action is required on the part of any association, school, or program. Contact your Account Manager for more information.
Five foreign language tests are now available in CLEP:
- French Level II
- German Level II
- Spanish Level II
- Spanish with Writing I
- Spanish with Writing II
Additionally, the following tests are renamed:
- French Language renamed to French Level I
- German Language renamed to German Level I
- Spanish Language renamed to Spanish Level I
For CASs that allow applicants to self-report their CLEP test scores in the Standardized Tests section, applicants can now select these tests.
Admissions by Liaison
Where applicable, these tests appear in Admissions by Liaison in the Standardized Tests panel.
Please review the list of new reference guides, all accessible in the WebAdMIT Help Center.
If you run most of your admissions review process outside of WebAdMIT, learn how you can more easily batch update your applicants' final Decision Codes for reporting purposes through the Clipboard feature in WebAdMIT.
Please review the list of upcoming events, including scheduled downtime/maintenance, product updates, and regional training opportunities.
Sandbox Environment Refresh
June 6, 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
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.
WebAdMIT's Evaluation Report
July 10, 2022
The mailing address fields in the Report Manager's Evaluation Report will be removed, as this information is not collected in Letters by Liaison, the Recommender Portal. Additionally, the Occupation column name misspelling will be updated.
Sandbox Environment Refresh
July 11, 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.
Experience: Liaison in Boston, MA
July 28, 2022
Experience: Liaison is our new, integrated way of delivering the professional development and networking opportunities that our partners enjoyed through the TargetX Summit, the Othot Partner Experience, the EMP Summit, and the Liaison User Conference.
You can find information about the conference as well as registration on our website.
Shared Lookup Table Updates for Fall 2022
September 11, 2022
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 (located under the Help panel in WebAdMIT).
Lookup table change requests should be sent to your Account Manager, who will compile and review these requests prior to inclusion in the next lookup table update taking place this fall. The deadline to submit change requests was June 1, 2022. New lookup table values will appear in the Applicant Portal on September 11, 2022.
For guidance on optimal implementation of the new lookup tables, please review the timeline and additional information on the Shared Lookup Table Updates for Fall 2022 page.