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Banner Test & Development Environments

NOTE: Banner Native and Crystal Business Objects are only available on campus.

All Banner functions and upgrades require extensive testing before being utilized in the live "PROD" environment. One or more test environments may exist at any given time, depending on what functionality is being tested and the cycles of the various testing phases. All Banner users are welcome to test, but this function is often performed by designated liaisons in each of the major campus departments. If you would like to become a tester, please contact the Help Desk and we will assist you in preparing a formal test plan.

The following instances are currently available for test and development:

WKLY (Refreshed November 3, 2018)

This is a short-term copy of current PROD for practice or testing. This instance may be replaced if a fresher instance is required to resolve a problem without a general notice. Please do not do any long-term development in this instance since it may be replaced without notice if a data refresh is necessary to verify results in PROD.

DEVL (Refreshed July 25, 2017)

This is a refreshed site for testing of pending upgrades and patches.

TEST (Refreshed February 28, 2019)

This is Fitchburg State's Banner 9 test environment.

Documentation

All release guides are available in the Banner Bookshelf on the M: drive (Go to the "M" drive (located under "My Computer") and choose the folder "bdoc8x". The PDF file named Bkshlf8x.pdf contains an index of all Banner documentation.)

 

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