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PRODUCT JOURNEY

For the new applications delivered on the Ad Astra platform, we’ve adopted an improved, more agile product release strategy. This change allows us to quickly build innovative applications and features while maintaining the familiar elements and functionality you've come to love and expect.

This development shift allows us to iterate faster than ever before, and we’re excited to share what we’re working on with you. Below, you’ll find the product journey divided into the following three sections:

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While we’ll continue our regular release process for our platform, this journey will be updated weekly (we’re not kidding, we’re working fast!) to keep you up to speed on all the progress taking place with our new applications. Check back often to see all the exciting developments, or better yet, follow this page to ensure you never miss a thing!


*Please note, this page shows a curated selection of features we’ve released and upcoming features on our journey. The status of each item is subject to change at any time.

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Support your institution’s completion promise with Cohort Enrollment Health, by measuring the fragmentation created in your pathways by your student's campus preferences.

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We're making the analysis data from Align and Monitor available for reporting in Ad Astra. With this data, we will be releasing an ever-growing list of reports starting with course offering and Pathway analysis reports.

View and manage your Pathways in Ad Astra to help ensure you're paving the way for students to get the courses they need when they need them.

As you make updates to your courses, we are logging those changes and making it easy for you to see when and why changes were made to meet the needs of your students.

Understand the impacts on student success before their graduation. See your different student groups' trajectory towards graduation in-order to spot opportunities for targeted interventions.

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To help ensure you're meeting the needs of your students, we're highlighting courses that have a high risk of section time conflicts and providing visibility into alternate times.

In Astra Schedule, there are times when the system times-out and allows users to continue working. Unfortunately, all the work performed after the time-out isn't preserved. With Session Timeout, you'll receive a warning that the system is nearing a time-out. To keep working, simply dismiss the alert. Otherwise, you'll be directed back to the login screen.

This feature was made available in the 8.9.2 release.

We’ll improve our demand analysis by considering the choices students have historically made for course groups and applying that to our demand predictions for upcoming terms. By doing this, we'll paint a clear picture of which courses in the offered course group will have higher demand and require more capacity.

When measuring demand for a course, it’s critical to understand which students require the course for their pathway, and which students have satisfied that requirement already. We’re adding all of your students’ pathway progress to our demand analysis so you can ensure all students have access to the courses they need when they need them.

Just like what we're already doing for new students, we'll also simulate transfer, returning, and departing students, which will continue to improve our demand analysis and help you better prepare for your upcoming terms.

A core building block for our analysis requires us to properly analyze a student’s pathway progress. To ensure accurate results when analyzing course demand, we’re automatically assigning your students to their Pathway based on attributes you define so we know what classes they may need in upcoming terms.

This feature will allow you to export Align, Predict, and Monitor course data to an external file for your own use. 

Campus Groups allows you to see campus-specific Align and Predict recommendations and Monitor registration information combined into groups that you define. 

As we're forecasting student demand, we'll also take campus preference into account. This will enhance our predictive analysis by properly dividing up the demand for specific courses based on the campus where they're taught.

 

To see a complete list of items that are now available on Ad Astra, click here

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