13 April Development and Release Notes April 13, 2018By SuperUser Account Development News, General Development, release news 0 Here’s more information on work completed during the maintenance period on Friday, April 13, 2018: Curriculum Area – Course and Prefix Merge/Split Functionalities The Merge and Split menu options on the Courses and Prefixes tabs will now be administrator-only options. In short, these two functions will no longer be accessible menu options for users, but you may contact your friendly ASSIST administrators to assist you with these. Although not explicitly asked of the previous software developers, these functions were added into ASSIST Next Gen because they perceived the need to allow users to combine multiple course records together into one (merge) or to break up a single course record into distinct and separate records (split) while maintaining course history. In troubleshooting some issues with users who attempted to make use of these functions, we slowly realized that they were causing more significant data problems than solving, mostly because of confusing user interface design. Thus, we’ve decided to remove direct availability of these functions temporarily. Instead, if you believe you’ve encountered a situation where your course data may require the use of either split or merge, please contact your ASSIST Articulation Specialist (Lindsey or Ryan) for further assistance. We’ll work closely with you to determine if a split or merge is necessary and if it turns out the use of one of these functions is appropriate, help you achieve the desired result. Please note this includes the split/merge functions in both the Courses tab and Prefixes tab. In the future, we’ll be looking at how to improve the technology related to these functions to make them more usable with little to no error. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions. Related Posts Development Updates for the New ASSIST System Development update for the new ASSIST System Development Updates for the New ASSIST System We would like to update you on the development of the new ASSIST, which will provide a modernized and updated transfer and articulation system for California's colleges and universities. Development Updates for the New ASSIST System Updates on the new ASSIST Development Update Webinar Updates on the new ASSIST system ASSISTance: March 2019 General news and updates from ASSIST staff for March 2019 ASSISTance: November 2018 Please read on for general updates and news from ASSIST staff for November 2018: Comment (0) Comments are closed.