Platinum Analytics installations and upgrades are completed with the oversight of the Ad Astra technical support team. After the installation and integration with degree audit and student information systems is complete, the following steps will need to be addressed.
System Settings include a system default for the analysis campus and, for some systems, connection information to support the import degree audit information. These settings are used during the analysis process.
The System Settings configuration MUST happen before running a non-Banner degree audit import or running an analysis.
To configure System Settings for Analytics, perform the following:
All institutions must select a default campus code. This should be the main campus where courses are offered, but it will not limit the ability to use analytics for more than one campus for an institution.
Add Default Campus Entry (all schools)
1.Click the System Settings option on the Setup tab.
3.Click the + button (Add System Setting) to add a new system setting entry.
4.Enter "DefaultAnalysisCampus" as the setting Name.
5.Enter the institution's default campus. This value must match the campus code in the student information system.
6.Enter a description. (optional)
Institutions that are not using Banner CAPP must also enable external degree audit and configure the degree audit connection information.
Configure External Degree Audit Connection (only non-Banner CAPP schools)
1.Click the + button (Add System Setting) to add a new system setting entry.
2.Enter "ExternalDegreeAudit" as the setting Name.
3.Enter "True" as the Value.
4.Click the + button (Add System Setting) to add a new system setting entry.
5.Enter "PrimaryDAConnectionString" as the setting Name.
6.Enter "Data Source=" followed by the database connection string, as the Value.
Use the PrimarySisConnectionString setting as a formatting example.
7.Click the + button (AddSystemSetting) to add a new system setting entry.
8.Enter “DAUserName” as the setting Name.
9.Enter the Degree Audit user name as the value
10.Click the + button (AddSystemSetting) to add a new system setting entry.
11.Enter “DAPassword” as the setting Name.
12.Enter the Degree Audit password as the value.
13.Enter "True" as the value for Encrypted.