The following information is intended to provide students, faculty, and staff at Mason with information about the upcoming transition to Banner Admin and its impact.
Please note: As of Sunday, November 18, 2018 the link to INB was removed. Please see the training section below and the documentation section for helpful information on the move to Banner Admin Apps.
Banner, by Ellucian, is an Enterprise Resource Planning system. It is Mason’s primary source and transaction processing system for students, human resources, and finance. We use two Banner components, Banner INB and Banner Self Service (what we call Patriot Web here at Mason). Mason began using Banner in 2004, and we were running Banner 8 prior to the upgrade in fall 2018.
Upgrading to Banner Admin was a requirement for regulatory functions, and some components of Banner will reach their end of support at the end of 2018. But, upgrading to Banner Admin will also allow Mason to transform the user experience by providing functional improvements (i.e., responsive design for ease of use on mobile devices, including registering for classes on mobile devices).
Banner Admin will be implemented at Mason in two phases.
Phase 1: Banner Admin (replacing the current Banner INB)
- Began: May 2017
- Completion goal: November 2018
Phase 2: Banner Self-Service (replacing the current Patriot Web)
- Start: January 2019
- Completion goal: December 2019
|Functional Group||Banner 9 Admin Production Implementation Timeline|
|Student Accounts||May 2018|
|Financial Aid||August 2018|
- All Banner Keyboard Shortcuts (Ellucian-developed)
- Banner Admin Keyboard Shortcuts (Mason-developed)
- Banner Admin Navigation (Mason-developed)
- Banner Admin Terms Crosswalk (Mason-developed)
- What's New in Banner 9 brochure by Ellucian
The Banner Admin Upgrade team is comprised of members of the Portfolio Evaluation Committee and Project Coordination Sub-Committee.