So Summit will have Luminis Idol and Mobile Connection X-Factor. :) Awesome, I'm looking forward it! Just wondering what's the next one - Survivor? Fear Factor?
So IE9 is available for download today. Yay. :(
I've upgraded one of our windows testing machines to IE9 and didn't see any problems with Luminis 4. Specifically, SSO from Luminis to Banner is still working in my testing.
Anyone else seeing problems?
I thought I'd share something that isn't technical for a change. After running a portal for over 7 years, and having a classified ads channel in place for most of that, we have had surprisingly few "bad" ads posted. There are only a few each year that we need to take down. Here is one that I just took down today:
Category: Other For Sale
Title: Dorm Party Wanted
I'm curious what the process is like, getting users from Luminis into Self-Service Banner, at other schools. Let me describe what we have at the U of S as an example...
We discarded the "Academic Services" channel that came with Luminis, and instead built our own Targeted Content channels: Registration, Admission, Grades & Transcripts, Financial Services, etc. Each of these channels contains some descriptive text and then a SSO link deep into SSB.
Here is the presentation on Mobile Luminis that I gave at CBUC 2010, and the files needed to implement it. We are no longer pursuing this approach, instead we are looking at the MIT mobile framework (read the presentation and you'll understand why).
The code and instructions for performing your own Unit Testing for Luminis are attached below. This allows you to automatically (and regularly) determine if all channels are rendering properly in your portal.
There will likely be many problems installing, so feel free to ask questions. :)
The Sun calendar that ships with Luminis probably has event data from "the dawn of time" (initial install date) at your institution until today. We had too much data for our Luminis 3 to 4 migration weekend, and needed to trim some out. Sun doesn’t have a good tool to remove specific event data for a mass of users, so we created this iCal filtering program.
This script will compare the enrolled classes between Luminis and Banner for one user or for a file of users. The person running the script will be asked on the command line to supply their Banner username and password, we designed it this way on purpose, but you could modify it to store the credentials if you wanted.
Installation is simple, just copy the two files to a machine with perl installed (the luminis resource server should work, as long as you have the perl modules installed) and oracle client software installed. Then edit the file LocalConfig.pm and run the other script.
Here are the files needed to create a Group Activity Report. It runs on PHP, and we have ours configured to connect to our Luminis Oracle database, but the ADOdb abstraction layer used should be able to connect to anything you're using.
See screenshot for an example report.