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Unveiling New Aurora: Transforming the UM Student Experience

February 26, 2024 — 

Get Ready, Aurora Users! Exciting Changes Are Coming Your Way! This March, UM is introducing a much-needed upgrade to enhance the student journey through the Aurora Modernization Project. Say goodbye to outdated interfaces as we introduce a user-friendly platform that’s not only easier to navigate but can be personalized.

Excitement is brewing among students! In November 2023, our Aurora Project team unveiled a demo of the New Aurora Launch page at seven UM locations, receiving rave reviews. Students praised the integration of Aurora and UM Learn, the improved user interface, and expressed anticipation for its release.

A desktop computer with Aurora Classic on the screen. Text below, is directing users to click here to go to the old aurora system.

Accessing the New Aurora Launch page

Log in to using your email, and you’ll be directed to the New Aurora Launch page. Here, you’ll find cards instead of links and tabs, providing access to tools, resources, and webpages.  Staff will find a card guiding them back to “Aurora Classic” until the transition to the next phase of the project.

As we progress through 2024, students can expect the gradual introduction of new functionality. Throughout this project journey, it’s important to keep these key definitions in mind:

Aurora Classic, also known as SSB8, refers to our current self-service student information system used by both students and some staff members.

New Aurora is the next generation of self-service, including the New Aurora Launch page and additional updated functionality and tools.

Aurora Admin (commonly referred to as Banner, Admin Pages, or Aurora INB) is the backend of Aurora. This is the database that holds student records. Aurora Admin allows for further administrative functions that are not available in Aurora Student. These pages will not be changing.

Stay informed about our progress by visiting the Aurora Modernization Project on SharePoint or signing up for our email list. Together, let’s embrace this exciting journey towards a better student experience with New Aurora!

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