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Ellucian's ILP

How many of you are using Ellucian's ILP? Do you find it useful? Are you using it to sync grades and SIS data?

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Thanks Matt!

Andrea, we were finally able to pull the right people from Ellucian and Instructure together for a meeting and they went over how Banner integrates with Canvas and clarified many of our questions. My original question of cross listing was answered and for Banner, the cross listing combines each section under a parent cross list course as separate sections like we are used to and does not combine them like Colleague does. Not sure why they have different methodologies... I was also very excited that they were dropping the Kimono middleware.

So we are expecting our contract to be finalized around mid-May/June and that gives us the Summer and up until Spring courses are created in Banner for testing. We are planning on a Spring deployment and for about a month we will run LMB and ILP in tandem as we finish out Fall and start Spring. One thing that we have done is purchased a separate instance for testing so we can muck it up as much as we want and also compare what a provision term from ILP looks like compared to LMB. Our Banner team is excited as they will be able to do load testing prior to our priority registration.


We're ready to take this on, and I have been in the background waiting for the latest move. We should be integrating this Summer for Fall 2020. I'm a bit confused about the crosslisting, is it not best practice to crosslist the course in Canvas when working with Ellucian, and, if not is it because of the grade push?  We definitely want to push grades, (in fact that is one of the major integration pieces that they are really looking forward to). We don't have many classes or instructors that crosslist, but there are a few and this will have to be worked out ahead of time it seems.

Also, with our old ERP we had to write a specific routine to ensure our students were concluded during the SIS uploads but it was never a really convenient process because the dropped students were still able to access content (conclude vs inactive). Does the ILP handle this more smoothly or do we have to write a separate script for those type of changes.

Like I said, I only have the documentation from Canvas at this point because I'm not in at the forefront of the Ellucian install, but I like to stay a step ahead of any changes for my faculty and student's sanity. If you have any suggestions or hints about what we should be aware of during the transition I would be grateful for anything at this point.

Hi Tyler - I was wondering if I could reach out to you via email with a few questions regarding ILP?  I'm new to this and didn't see a way to access your personal email.  We're very new to this process and have a few questions.  Thanks much, Sharon