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  • August 1, 2016

Transitioning to the PeopleSoft Fluid Navigation Framework in Campus Solutions 9.2

Lawrence Borgione
Campus Solutions Product Strategy Manager

Campus Solutions 9.2 PeopleSoft Fluid is not just about supporting a new way of engaging with your student self service users. More broadly, it’s about how we all will navigate in PeopleSoft and Campus Solutions 9.2.  Remember: in PeopleTools 8.55 Fluid Navigation becomes the default/standard for all of us! Instead of the Classic left hand navigation, we’ll be using the Fluid Navigation Framework to navigate to both fluid and classic pages.   
With the PS Fluid user interface, navigation is more seamless and intuitive for all users including your administrative users. For the casual user, instead of trying to remember how to navigate to some component, Navigation Collections and Tiles can provide a more intuitive, process based navigation paradigm.  Classic left hand navigation will still be available and “power users” can use a combination of left hand navigation, Navigation Collections and Tiles to assist with the numerous tasks they perform. We strongly encourage you to view the video Transitioning to PeopleSoft Fluid Navigation in CS 9.2 for an overview of CS 9.2 sample Navigation Collections and using fluid navigation and features. 

Many of you have expressed concern about implementing a fairly significant change in navigation for your administrative users. To mitigate the impact of this change and at  the request of our customers (and in particular the HEUG’s Technical Advisory Group),  we’ve delivered a number of Navigation Collections in CS 9.2 PI2 that will serve as examples for you to consider as you plan your CS 9.2/PT 8.55 upgrade.

We encourage you to review and evaluate these common and basic Navigation Collection samples which have been constructed to be copied, edited and renamed for your own navigation purposes.  Here’s a list of the sample Navigation Collections that are delivered in CS 9.2 PUM Image 2:

Student Customer Service
Campus Community Collection
Admissions Collection
Student Records Collection
Financial Aid Collection
Student Financials Collection
Academic Advising Collection
Contributor Relations Collections

 Navigation Collections have been around for awhile and you may already use them in the portal or in workcenters. These Navigation Collections provide an alternate navigation path that addresses the needs of administrative users in various operational areas. As part of your upgrade; you’ll need to evaluate how your operational areas will want to take advantage of the new navigation paradigm offered by PS Fluid.  The Navigation Collections that we’ve delivered as samples illustrate how they can provide alternative presentations of content references and folders.

You may also want to take a look at the PeopleSoft Technology Blog Fluid Header and Navigation is the New Standard for information about managing the transition to fluid navigation.  

(To our blog readers:   Sometimes we get questions about CS functionality in our blog's comments.  For responses related to CS feature functionality, we suggest submitting an entry on the PeopleSoft My Oracle Support Campus Solutions Community. It's an easy and fast way to connect with the experts on our Global Support team who will respond to you in a timely fashion.)

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