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Changes at Registration & Records

submitted by firegrl23 on Monday, March 14 at 10:46 AM

Registration and Records announces our new website and online student services application: Pack Tracks.

Our new web address, www.ncsu.edu/registrar replaces our former address of www.ncsu.edu/reg_records. Please change your bookmarks and direct any links to this new URL.

The site has been completely redesigned to compliment the design of the NC State homepage. Registration and Records' homepage features an announcement space to remind members of the NC State community of upcoming deadlines and events particular to our department. The new site includes all of the information that was available from the old site; however, the information has been reorganized and categorized similar to the NC State homepage. If you have trouble finding something, please feel free to send a comment to rr_comments@ncsu.edu.

Registration and Records has also redesigned the online student services application formerly known as TRACS Link. The system is now known as Pack Tracks, please refer to it as such in all future communication and publication. Pack Tracks is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, carries new features, and is usable on a handheld device such as a PDA.

For more information, please contact Nicole Harrell.

posted by Maugan on Monday, March 14 at 10:57 AM

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LeGo
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[old] tww is faster than most... [/old]

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why was the URL changed?

3/14/2005 12:40:09 PM

marko
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why did they still call it tracs forever?

t=telephone

c=computer

should call it cracs

and calling it "pack tracks" MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER

3/14/2005 12:52:33 PM

Escataco
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anyone know if we'll ever be able to use Xtracs again? since the switch to the new site, xtracs only has the past few semesters.

3/14/2005 1:56:55 PM

spaced guy
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i think it's hilarious that the first place i heard about this was TWW

3/14/2005 4:30:53 PM

skankinande
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Too bad the new site fucking sucks

3/14/2005 6:08:02 PM

firegrl23
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we changed the URL because we are trying to be more aligned with what other universities use for their URL. AND because reg_records is such a strange thing to say on the phone - try explaining to people wwwdotncsudoteduforwardslashregunderscorerecords 1000 times a day!

3/14/2005 6:10:23 PM

firegrl23
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"Too bad the new site fucking sucks"


please feel free to give constructive criticism so that if something needs to be changed we can do so.

3/14/2005 6:12:13 PM

The Coz
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Don't take comments around here personally. It will just make you mad.

3/14/2005 6:30:46 PM

marko
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i wish nc state would change their site back to the one they had in like 1996

i'm also sad cause i wanted to design the new reg&rec site but they decided not to use us

on a good note we did get the cashier's office redesign
http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/cashier/

now we just need to get them to change that giant yellow button to a new one i designed that looks like it actually goes to the site

[Edited on March 14, 2005 at 6:57 PM. Reason : .]

3/14/2005 6:55:52 PM

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ooo pretty parking meters

3/14/2005 7:39:29 PM

marko
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that building is really hard to make look good...i tried to shoot it while workin on the cashier's page and figured that i would go another route

3/14/2005 8:30:01 PM

skankinande
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I find it very hard to access your info, the old site was so east to operate and this new site is very cumbersome and frustrating.

3/14/2005 9:02:28 PM

skankinande
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I think you should have waited to release this after all the bugs were worked out instead of right before class registration.

3/14/2005 9:16:14 PM

spaced guy
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"cracs"
ahahahahahaha

3/14/2005 9:26:11 PM

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"I think you should have waited to release this after all the bugs were worked out instead of right before class registration."


3/14/2005 9:49:48 PM

roguewolf
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yeah your right, but still, they could have done what your Cashier's page did, and not show the ugly thing.


but atleast theyre trying something new.

3/14/2005 10:09:50 PM

wolfeee
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I think they did a nice job. Things like request transcripts are right on the front page. You don't have to go hunting for them anymore. It just takes a little bit of time to get used to something new. The only thing I can't find right now are the grade distribution reports.

3/15/2005 6:08:30 AM

Perlith
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Changing something people are used usually never makes them happy. The question is whether the new interface is (functionally) better or worse than the old system.

Give a statistics/sociology/computer science (hci)/etc. student a project this summer. Have them perform various measurements and conduct various tests between the two systems. Using the incoming freshmen class during summer orientation as test subjects.

3/15/2005 6:38:08 AM

firegrl23
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"The only thing I can't find right now are the grade distribution reports.
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The scripted page for grade distribution hasn't changed (if thats the one you had linked to).

Otherwise - click For Students or For Faculty/Staff or For Visitors and in the right hand column under Statistics are all the same stats we listed before on http://www.ncsu.edu/reg_records/stats.html.

If you still have trouble, let me know

3/15/2005 7:12:49 AM

firegrl23
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""I think you should have waited to release this after all the bugs were worked out instead of right before class registration.""


we released the registration portion of the new Pack Tracks back in early Feb. that way students would see/use it while dropping classes and to make sure it could handle transactions. And so we could continue to work out its "bugs"

3/15/2005 7:18:03 AM

Perlith
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Please to fix 10-week course listings. CSC440 is a 10-week course but not listed under 10-week courses.
http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/reg_records/tracs_bk/sum1/courses/CSC.html

I nearly had a heart attack this morning thinking I was graduating two months earlier than I anticipated...

[Edited on March 15, 2005 at 8:56 AM. Reason : .]

3/15/2005 8:56:24 AM

virga
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^ it would be very nice to see a VERY clear distinction between what is a 10-week course this summer and what is jsut a standard summer 1 or summer 2 class.

that said, and after looking at the cashier site...it would be so nice to see a consistency between all of the ncsu webpages. but i know that is never gonna happen..

serious about the first part, though.

3/15/2005 10:47:46 AM

Byrn Stuff
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http://www.ncsu.edu/reg_records/calendars/registrationsprg.html

I was looking to confirm my registration time, but there aren't any times listed.

3/15/2005 11:00:30 AM

skankinande
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2006 Spring Semester

3/15/2005 11:18:09 AM

wolfeee
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^ That's not going to be here for awhile. Department heads are still planning that one.

3/15/2005 12:13:29 PM

firegrl23
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"^ it would be very nice to see a VERY clear distinction between what is a 10-week course this summer and what is jsut a standard summer 1 or summer 2 class."


10 week summer courses *should* appear all the way at the bottom of the screen (if the job runs correctly at night).

otherwise - look for these distinctions

Section # 051 = 10 week summer course
Section # 6** = distance education
Section # 651 = 10 week distance education

AND 10 week courses will only appear in the Summer 1 listings.

[Edited on March 15, 2005 at 12:27 PM. Reason : sum1]

3/15/2005 12:25:32 PM

Byrn Stuff
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I know it says 2006 Spring Semester, but that's where the Spring '05 registration calendar link takes. you.

3/15/2005 12:54:35 PM

firegrl23
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corrected, thank you

3/15/2005 2:21:30 PM

ncsuamyk
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"Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /registrar on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


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Apache/1.3.31 Server at http://www.ncsu.edu Port 80"

This is what http://www.ncsu.edu/registrar is giving me

3/16/2005 1:15:28 PM

firegrl23
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there are issues with the main server here on campus. we are working with the university's IT professionals to help rectify the situation.

3/16/2005 1:52:21 PM

Perlith
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http://courses.ncsu.edu

Click on schedule of courses, link is broken. If you guys have a bug tracking system (like BugZilla), that would be really helpful right now.

Good luck Nicole, make sure you get some sleep.

3/17/2005 7:02:10 AM

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