March 28 to April 1, 2022 Release Notes

Features & Improvements

In discussions and other text-entry areas around Populi, you can now create a clickable link with readable text when you enclose the text in brackets and then follow it immediately with the URL in parentheses. So, entering [Populi]( becomes Populi.

Big news for fans of syncing Direct Loan and Pell awards for the 2022-23 award year to COD: you can now do that.

Account > Other Revenue Streams > Counterfeiting now includes built-in layouts for $50 and $100 bills, as well as an improved randomizing engine in the serial-number generator.

Also, Title IV disbursements will now have a COD-required Payment Period End Date field. It defaults to the academic end date, but you can also manually enter a date.

Some API stuff'n'things:

  • You can pass in academic_term_id when calling editFinancialAidDisbursement to charge what term the disbursement is associated with.
  • There is now a function called getStudentEnrollment that works exactly the same as getTermEnrollment except you can provide just a person_id and get all enrollments for that individual.
  • Calling getTermEnrollment or getStudentEnrollment now also includes the academic term's start and end date for each enrollment in the response.

Course Evaluations > Reporting now has a course delivery method filter, sure to be popular with that not-inconsiderable subset of users that likes to filter by course delivery methods.

Also popular with that exact same group of people: course delivery method is now a column in the Academic Term > Schedule export options.


The getTranscript API method was returning multiple programs. Hard to find good help these days.

The MaRC record parser was removing punctuation from titles I sure hope they got it under control Punctuation an essential part of written English proves crucial when assembling multiple sentences and clauses into coherent communication But I have every confidence that our developers who really stay on top of things have fixed this bug

Videos and other ephemera

Josh from Populi with some 🤙egit, high-quality content on how to set up your Chart of Accounts. He really gives us a lot to think through.

After you watch that, or before, here's Brendan on an altogether different subject: thoughts on what goes into a good support request. He goes through some of the things you can include in a support request that help us help you swiftly and knowledgeably.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Submit a request


Article is closed for comments.