Are you interested in learning more about Banner? Have questions about best practices? Want to connect with colleagues at other Banner schools to learn how they have addressed challenging problems? Consider joining the Ellucian eCommunities.
Some of you may remember the older Sun Guard Higher Education ListServ and Banner Commons that used to allow Banner schools and users to communicate, collaborate, and stay connected. These have largely been replaced and augmented by the new Ellucian eCommunities system which is now integrated with the Ellucian Support Center.
The Ellucian Hub can be used to get to all Ellucian resources. If you’ve used their “Action Line”, you have a Hub account. If not, you will need to have an account created.
Main URL to access the Hub: https://ecommunities.okta.com
To sign up for Hub account: https://clientapps.ellucian.com/signup
For help if Hub password has been forgotten: https://ellucian.okta.com/reset-password
To access eCommunities directly without going to the Hub: https://ecommunities.ellucian.com
From there, you should see a page with a list of “Getting Started” videos which you can watch to learn about the eCommunities system.
NOTE: The information from Banner Commons was not able to be moved directly over to eCommunities. If you had been using Banner Commons, you’ll need to do the “Edit Profile” step in eCommunities like you had previously done in Banner Commons. Data about your name, e-mail address, title and company name come from the Ellucian Support Center so it’s important for you to have a Hub account there.
You’ll also need to set e-mail preferences and select the “Places” you’d like to follow. You can click on “All Places” near the top of the page to see all the groups/streams and then click on the “gear” icon to the right of those you’re interested in to “Follow”. If you “Follow in Daily Digest”, you will get an e-mail message with links to each posting once each morning.
If you have problems with this, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.