Many IIT Online Systems Unavailable During Banner Upgrade: July 28 – August 1

Banner, the application that manages IIT’s core data and information systems, will soon undergo a vital upgrade, and many IIT systems will be unavailable between Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 pm and Sunday, August 1 at 8:00 pm. IIT must upgrade from Banner version 7 to version 8 to retain support from the vendor and to remain in compliance with federal regulations (i.e. financial aid, tax laws, etc.). Banner 8 will facilitate future improvements; however, the general university community will not experience any immediate functional changes.

What services will be unavailable during the upgrade?
The myIIT portal and LCMS will be available, but may experience intermittent outages throughout the upgrade process. Email, Blackboard and Famis will not be affected. Cognos reporting will be available, but data will be frozen on July 28 and will not be updated until the upgrade is complete.

Impacted services will include, but are not limited to:

All faculty and student services regarding academic records
• Financial Aid
• Student Accounts (including payments)
• Time Sheets
• Employment Details (including pay stubs)
• Banner Finance Tools
• Degreeworks

Please Note: The upgrade will take place during a payroll week for monthly and bi-weekly employees (July 30). This will not impact employee paychecks; however, employees will not be able to view their employment details, including pay stubs and direct deposits, until Monday morning (August 2). Additionally, the Office of the Controller will not be able to print Accounts Payable or student refund checks during the Banner outage. Please plan accordingly for the outage.

Once all critical aspects of Banner 8 are functioning, Banner (and Banner-based services) will be made available to the campus by the morning of Monday, August 2.