Who: Faculty and Staff who use the Gnosis Course Search Tool
What: Gnosis to be replaced by CourseFinder
When: Gnosis to be removed Fri. 7/2 at 4p
ITS recently announced plans for replacement of the Gnosis Course Search Tool with “CourseFinder,” a web application running on current technology. Due to substantial issues with Gnosis that cause slow performance and affect operation of other systems, ITS will take down the Gnosis site on Friday, 7/2 at 4p.
CourseFinder is currently available to faculty, staff, and students when on campus (other than on GC-Resnet). Faculty and staff may also access CourseFinder via VPN from off campus using the instructions for installing and using VPN.
ITS is currently working to address the following:
- term selection and display issues on iOS devices such as iPhones, and display usability on Android devices
- VPN software installation requirement which prevents students from using the tool when off campus or on GC-Resnet (note: VPN installation is required for security and ITS is exploring security alternatives)
A second phase of CourseFinder development is planned to add the following features:
- direct links to course material information on the campus bookstore site (feature is broken in Gnosis)
- links to current course syllabi (Gnosis does not have syllabi links newer than 2020)
We know Gnosis has long been of value to many faculty and staff when searching for course information. If you have questions or need help regarding CourseFinder, please submit a ticket at https://webhelpdesk.guilford.edu or email email@example.com. As a reminder, students will continue to use Banner Web as their primary system to find course information and as the sole system to register for classes.