During this Eid break, the HCT banner team has successfully upgraded to the new version of Banner 8. An online course on Banner 8 is available for staff training in Blackboard Vista, and face-to-face training at campuses commences this week.
THe HCT is the third higher education institution in the world and the first outside the USA, to go live with Banner 8.
On 16 December, 2008, HCT Banner team members gave a detailed presentation to more than 100 participants at the Atlantis Hotel in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
The presentation outlined the new features in Banner 8 as well as discussed the methodology used by the HCT to upgrade to the latest release of Banner.
Banner is the backbone system of Higher Colleges of Technology. We rely heavily on it to manage all our functional and business needs. Earlier this year, the HCT was approached by SunGard Higher Education to participate in their early adopters program for the latest release of Banner 8.
SunGard Higher Education selected the HCT for early adopters from its 1,300 clients around the world.