Updates on the Upgrade (Last Update 12/2 @ 6:00 PM)

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Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 PM

The iSiS system is live.  We are in the process of having the login buttons updated.  For immediate access you can login here:

Faculty Self Service

Student Self Service

Wednesday, December 2 at 4:00 PM

The iSiS system is going live today.  We have many business offices entering transactions and all is going well.  There are a couple self-service functions that are still being evaluated, but nothing that will keep us from going live today.    One enhancement that we had promoted was to have a useful 'Help' link -- our expectations were that it would be embedded within each self-service page, but it now appears this will not happen on day 1.  The UPK's are still available via the iSiS web page.      More information coming within the next couple hours.


Wednesday, December 2 at 11:30 AM

There continues to be much progress and we have a number of campus administrative staff confirming functionality.  There are still a few issues that are being addressed by the technical staff at the President's Office.   Until those issues are resolved we are delaying go-live of self-service access.  We will post more information as it becomes available.


Tuesday, December 1 at 8:15 PM

During campus testing a couple issues were discovered that required some technical fixes.  This included some campus updates to spam filters and some end-user security adjustments.  There is a database issue that has just been fixed, but requires a new round of testing to validate system functionality.  Campus testing will resume tomorrow morning.  Once testing is successfully completed we will open the system up for self-service access.  Thanks for your patience.


Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 AM

The technical upgrade from ISIS 8.0 to iSiS 9.0 has been completed.  A few campus offices and self-service users will be validating data and conducting final testing today.  Assuming this final step all goes well then the system will be made available for all users by 7am tomorrow.

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to review the training tools available on the new iSiS web page.    There are quick videos (less than 5 minutes) available which demonstrate key functionality relative to this time of the academic cycle.  In particular:

  • how students can register for classes and:
  • how faculty can record grades

Go to http://www.uml.edu/enrollment/isis/Training.html for more information.   


Sara said:

Student link does not work

The links are just being posted and should now be working correctly.

Wenlong said:

ISIS is unavailable and remain me ISIS is unavailable for Chinese language operation system

All programming and setup for ISIS is done in the English language for the USA settings. UMass currently can not commit to programming in all languages. The base software from Oracle does come in multiple languages. In 8.0 this was left as option only because we didn't change the base login page, it was never intended to imply that UMass supported programming in all languages. In 9.0 we only have the login configured in the USA setup.

That said, there have been a couple requests for this from users at UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and also here at UMass Lowell. So we now know there were people using this functionality in 8.0. The ISIS project team will evaluate this further and will do research with other American institutions also using Oracle/PeopleSoft to see how they approach this.

A change has been made and users should be available for use iSiS over multiple lanagues of operating systems. Please use the faculty and student self-service login links found on http://isis.uml.edu.

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