Product Updates – u.achieve® 4.2

by | Aug 8, 2014 | Product announcements

Product Updates - u.achieve® 4.2CollegeSource clients can view the recording of our u.achieve Suite Updates Webinar from August 5th that details the following new features and enhancements in the u.achieve Suite!
u.achieve® Suite 4.2
The u.achieve Suite 4.2 release includes a number of major enhancements within individual applications as well as across the Suite. The latest release addresses over 420 issues and adds exciting new functionality. We believe this is the most powerful update to the audit in years.
Progressive Look and Feel
The Suite now utilizes the Bootstrap framework, laying the groundwork for tablet use. The Font Awesome CSS/Font framework allows for easier customization of the web apps. Also, a new High Contrast mode was implemented to increase web accessibility.
Convenient Access to Settings in Dashboard
The Dashboard has been expanded to include a new Admin area. Now, functional users have access to some configuration settings that were previously made available only to technical staff.
u.achieve Self-Service New Features
Introducing the Program Matcher
The new Program Matcher enhancement in Self-Service compares a student’s courses against hundreds of degree program definitions at the institution to find the programs that are most closely related to the student’s academic history. This tool may help students who have lost their academic vision find a new and efficient path toward achieving a degree.
Initiating Exceptions from the Audit
Included in Self-Service with this release is a new Exception Mode, which allows advisors to initiate an exception directly from the HTML audit. Learn more about this popular feature in our upcoming Exceptions from the Audit Webinar on August 12th at 2pm EDT.®  and Schedule Builder Updates Enhancements 
Clients now have the ability to set MINIMUM_CREDITS and MAXIMUM_CREDITS per course with Variable Credit Hours, create multiple grade lists within Course Specific Planned Grades, and define pre/co-reqs using AND or OR. Also, a new Registration Cutoff Date setting within the year/term configuration in defines an end date for the current term, preventing users from creating a new plan beginning with that current term or editing the current term on the plan.
A More Powerful Way to Build Schedules
The Schedule Builder now includes an Auto-Generated Schedules feature that provides students with numerous suggested schedules based upon their selected courses and personal preferences.
Want More Detail?
Visit the Support Center for complete release notes on the u.achieve Suite: