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October 9 to October 13, 2017 Release Notes

Features & Improvements

Like to do everything on your phone? Populi has apps for iOS and Android. We released a batch of bugfixes and improvements to both of them this week, so start (or keep) tapping...

If you can't get enough email address types, then you can't get enough of Populi: we added a new email address type this week called School.

Are you one of those people who wants everything to be a PDF? The world* just got a little better: there's a new Export PDF option for student financial statements in Billing > By Term > Summary.

Does allowing students to take any course from a course group as a concurrent prerequisite get you out of bed in the morning? Well, rise and shine, 'cos you can do that in Populi now.

If by-the-minute time tracking for Tin Can packages has the same effect on you that the Built to Spill concert I saw last week had on me, Populi's improved Tin Can time tracking will have you yelling yeeeeeeaaaaaaAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!! at your computer screen.

Us: we added a filter on the Academics > Reporting > Transfer Credits report that lets you search for individual students. You: so elated by this news you had a case of Justin's Peanut Butter packs sent to the Populi office.

Variety is the spice of life as the unbearable cliché goes, and with all the new date formats you can now use on ID cards, Populi is a veritable five-alarm chili.

If you love XLS exports with all the application fields, you're gonna love the Export XLS improvements in the Admissions > Applications report.

* By "world", we mean "Populi".

Bugfixes

We found a bug that let you add a duplicate tuition schedule to students if you used the Data Slicer. So did a user! That was awkward, but we traffic in awkwardness like Michael Scott from The Office. Fortunately, we also kill bugs like Starship Troopers.

It was possible to issue a Bookstore refund to a student's account that was not tied to an academic term (and was therefore impossible to apply to the hapless student's account). We've now made that impossible!

Added the course waiting list management setting to the changelog after a clamor arose from tens of thousands of users all at once.

Sometimes printed checks would have a blank space where the refund source was supposed to be. Never again, not on our watch.

Did some stuff to fee rules to help catch certain situations where students enrolled in a certain credit range wouldn't be charged for auditing courses.

This was hilarious: putting a financial lock on a student knocked them off the SAP report (and into a dunk tank). We thought this was really funny but no one else did (not least our Financial Aid users) so we sheepishly fixed the issue.

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