COMPASS implements room-scheduling, provides “sneak peek”

The University of Florida’s Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services – or COMPASS – continues to work with the campus community to unify and modernize UF’s student services and systems.

COMPASS’s room-scheduling system is already providing room, event and resource scheduling services to the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business, the six health-related colleges within the Health Science Center, and the O’Connell Center. The Reitz Union, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida Foundation also use EMS now for scheduling services.

The EMS software used for the room-scheduling system is being further developed and configured for use by the Office of the University Registrar, with existing users providing assistance and expertise based on their experiences.  The Office of the University Registrar currently handles central classroom scheduling through the Student Administration system.

Peter Harden, UFIT Enterprise Systems project manager, says the COMPASS team is hopeful that the new scheduling software will become an enterprise-wide application and, eventually, provide one unified view of all classes being offered for credit hours. The Office of the University Registrar expects to be up and running with the new scheduling software by late 2017, and the application will be opened for use by other UF organizations in 2018.

Further information on room scheduling will be posted on the COMPASS website as it becomes available.

COMPASS debuts sneak peek video series

COMPASS recently debuted the first in a series of “Sneak Peek” videos featuring Enterprise Reporting’s new-and-improved toolset, Cognos Analytics.  Sneak peek videos will continue to be released throughout the course of the initiative to introduce new or improved tools, system features or applications and provide a “first look” to potential users.

The short videos will highlight some of the most significant changes that staff and faculty will see and experience in the coming months as a result of various COMPASS releases. You can catch the first and future sneak peek videos any time on the COMPASS website.