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From 30th July SITS:Vision and SQL Developer will no longer be available within the Citrix tool (https://intra.bsp.ox.ac.uk/vpn/index.html). Following a series of issues in July 2018 the Citrix tool is no longer considered capable of delivering reliable access to SITS:Vision or SQL Developer. For the last few months we have been trialling using the Remote App platform (in previous communications referred to as Connect Remote Desktop) to access SITS:Vision and SQL Developer in parallel to Citrix. A number of issues were encountered and resolved during the trials and we are now in a position to withdraw Citrix as a means of accessing SITS:Vision.

Accessing SITS:Vision via Remote App

To access SITS:Vision via Remote App please visit the Student Systems website for the Login to SITS:Vision button

If you have not accessed SITS:Vision via Remote App before you will find that you already have the access that you need. An email communication has been sent to all SITS:Vision users with details of how to access SITS:Vision via Remote App. Quick reference guides will be added to the Student Systems website shortly but if you require a copy please contact the Student Systems Support Centre.

Please note that the procedure for requesting access to SITS:Vision remains the same and requests for new users, a change of role or withdrawing access must come from your Information Custodian.

Further actions and future reminders

Prior to the 30th July you may wish to amend any bookmarks or links you have that refer to accessing SITS:Vision so they do not refer to Citrix. Please note that if you access any other systems or tools via Citrix (e.g. CMIS) you should continue to access them as you did before as this change only affects SITS:Vision. We are aware that IT Services are continuing to work on moving other systems off Citrix too: this will be phased in over the next few months and you will be contacted by the relevant application support teams as part of the transition.

We will send further reminders and updates closer to the date of the switchover. If you have any queries please contact the Student Systems Support Centre
 

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The new Examiner and Appointments Payments (EAP) system went live on Tuesday 11th June. The EAP system is a Microsoft Dynamics solution which provides Exam Boards and departments with the ability to maintain appointments and membership of Exam Board members and replaces the former NomCom database managed by the Examinations and Assessments team. Functionality to provide the ability to manage payments is also being developed and is expected to be available for Michaelmas term 2019.

For further information please visit the EAP page. If you require technical support on the functionality please contact the Student Systems Support Centre.

A facility to enable departments to record overall marks and rankings (OMAR) is now live within eVision. The functionality allows exam boards to record this data directly in eVision for undergraduate exam results and will also display to students on Student Self Service. The tool has been built following a recommendation by the Taught Degrees Panel that all examination boards should provide students with overall marks and rankings if they are calculated.

 

For further details on the new functionality please visit https://projects.it.ox.ac.uk/edu-it-omar. If you require technical support on the functionality please contact the Student Systems Support Centre.

STUDENT SYSTEMS SUPPORT CENTRE: MONTHLY SERVICE REPORT (INCIDENTS AND RESPONSE RATES) FOR APRIL 2019

The Service Report is now available for April 2019 on the Support Statistics web page.

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In May 2019 SITS:Vision, the underlying application for eVision, Student Self Service and Graduate Applicant Self Service, will be upgraded from version 9.5 to 9.7. Regular upgrades help to ensure that the University’s student records system remains supported and secure. There will be no major changes for users, however the aforementioned systems will be unavailable for the duration of the planned work, which will be during weekend hours. System users will be informed of the timing by email closer to the time of the upgrade.

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The Graduate Supervision Reporting (GSR) window for Hilary term opens on Monday 25th February. An automated email notification will be sent to students on 25th February with an invitation to submit a self-assessment report. Further automated GSR email notifications will be sent to students, supervisors, college advisors and Course Directors/DGSs at key points in the reporting period. Reports are accessible via eVision (for staff) and Student Self Service.

Further guidance and training details are available for staff on the GSR in eVision page and for students on the Student Self Service page.

Systems Availability

All student systems available!

Please also see the Systems Availability page and Notices page for further information on planned downtime.

 

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