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Course History and Assessment imports

Ten years ago when MSIX first went into production, I figured lots of states would want to begin importing data into MIS2000 for the express purpose of sending it on to MSIX, particularly Course History and Assessment data which isn't nearly as useful to the sending state as the receiving state, so many of them weren't doing a great job of collecting it. If you had told me then that I'd still be putting lots of effort into developing these import processes ten years later, I wouldn't have believed you, but it's true. I wanted to spend a blog post talking about the current state of this development and who is doing what. Early on, quite a few states had me develop simply, manual imports that they could run once in a while whenever they got data from wherever they could get it. I think I did some imports like this for Alaska and Kentucky and Lousiana and several others.

COE Approval in the New App

We're continuing to develop the new app at a steady pace, although we've been pretty bogged down lately working to bring new states on - more on that later. One of the big milestones for the new app that we recently reached was being able to support the full COE Approval process and the hardest part of that is doing the student search and resolution. Here's a look at Vermont's version of it:

Auto Logout bug fixed

Anyone who uses the MIS2000 web system regularly may have noticed a rare but highly annoying bug that has been around for a long time. Basically, if you leave the MIS2000 web app idle for fifteen minutes or so, it will show a dialog to count down the five minutes before it automatically logs you out. But it has a button on it that will (supposedly) keep you logged in if you click it. But every once in a while, even if you click the button, you'd wind up finding out you've been logged out anyway when you tried to do something. I've known about this bug for, well, I'm not comfortable saying how long. And every once in a blue moon a user would complain about it or I would have it even happen to me. I've taken a couple stabs at fixing it a few times, but never could pin down exactly why it was happening. So a couple months ago I decided to do whatever it took to kill it. The worst part was going to be tracking it down, so we put in some "traps" (what we call & ...

Printing Lists of COEs in the Web App

We've done several blog posts about the Student Lists in the web app. We introduced Student Lists here. We wrote more about how to manage your Student Lists here. We wrote about printing lists of Student Records here. And we introduced the notion of Ad Hoc Student Lists here.

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Most Recent Posts

Course History and Assessment imports
12/3/2018 3:38 PM | Kevin Donn
COE Approval in the New App
11/12/2018 3:23 PM | Kevin Donn
Auto Logout bug fixed
10/22/2018 3:17 PM | Kevin Donn
Printing Lists of COEs in the Web App
10/1/2018 3:16 PM | Kevin Donn
Emailing Users from the Web App
9/10/2018 3:26 PM | Kevin Donn
States Currently Using the Web COE
7/30/2018 3:21 PM | Kevin Donn
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