The update to the Banner Forms interface is also referred to as Banner 9. This update is the foundation for a number of usability updates that will be made available in the coming months. Enhancements to Banner 9 include a cleaner, more streamlined, and responsive design as well as an additional navigation helper menu (Application Navigator). With Application Navigator, simply start typing the form name or keyword and you will be presented with a list of matching forms.
Perhaps the most anticipated changes is that Banner Forms will no longer require JAVA, which means that more browsers, such as Google Chrome, will now be supported!
If you are already a Banner user, access to the Banner 9 TEST system is available at https://banner.manhattan.edu using TESTDB02. Please visit the TEST system to try the new features! A short 20-minute online tutorial is also available to better explain the new interface.
Banner 9 (replaces INB)
Banner 9 Training Guide (Tutorial - Need Ellucian Hub Account)
Banner 9 Workshop Sessions - O'Malley 410
After Update Support
ITS will have extra support resources dedicated to "Banner 9" questions starting Monday 7/24. While the update only affects the user interface (UI) to Banner Forms, there are some minor navigation changes and enhancements - most notably "Application Navigator" which now allows you to search for forms rather than remembering the form name. No data is being changed as a result of the update and functional processes are expected to remain the same as "Banner 8".
Ellucian (Banner vendor) has also been made aware of the update and will have "functional" support personnel available to any offices with questions about Banner 9. Banner users are encouraged to make use of the Banner 9 documentation below as well as Ellucian support resources (in addition to ITS). In addition to attending the campus Workshop Sessions (above), some campus offices have already worked with Ellucian support to dive deeper into Banner 9 including taking advantage of new navigation shortcuts.