The workforce behind the UT Registration Plus Chrome extension is working to roll out a helpful replace, impressed by enter from the coed physique.
Creator and UT alumnus Sriram Hariharan stated the workforce is looking the milestone replace “UT Registration Plus 2.0,” they usually put collectively a survey for college kids to fill out about what updates they need to see.
The UT Registration Plus extension was created by Hariharan in 2018 to make registration on the College simpler for college kids. No massive updates have been made to the extension since its first few in 2018 and 2019.
“Apart from some minor modifications, (UT Registration Plus) hasn’t modified a lot,” Hariharan stated. “We need to take all of the suggestions we’ve been getting from customers and put it into the subsequent iteration.”
The extension started as a private summer season mission for Hariharan to make one thing that he and his friends would profit from utilizing. It has since turn into an open-source mission whereas he leads and maintains it. Anybody can go to the Registration Plus GitHub or Discord for the extension to debate it with individuals who work on the extension.
“After I ended up graduating, I transitioned it towards being an open-source mission, in order that different folks all through the UT group might contribute and add options,” Hariharan stated. “In the event that they discovered a bug, they may have the ability to push out the repair to it.”
Backup schedules have been an concept developing in most of the survey submissions and are scheduled to be within the mega-update, stated workforce member Isaiah Rodriguez. At the moment, college students can solely make one course schedule within the extension to plan their registration time.
“They need to add (backup schedules) as a result of 9 instances out of 10, you’re not going to your first selection and then you definately’re scrambling to search out the opposite distinctive numbers,” journalism freshman Sophia Sandavol stated. “So I believe having backups could be actually helpful.”
The replace also needs to be bringing visible modifications to UT Registration Plus to repair its barely outdated look, authorities sophomore Rodriguez stated. He stated college students talked a couple of want for it to look extra trendy in addition to extra accessible colours since among the present colours are tough to make use of for colorblind college students.
Rodriguez stated one other enchancment college students requested for is up to date grade distribution information. He stated the extension at the moment gives a grade distribution chart for every course supplied on the College, nevertheless, some courses haven’t any information. Rodriguez stated this makes it tough for college kids to make a prediction on how they may carry out within the class.
The workforce plans for the replace to be launched earlier than the beginning of spring 2024 registration. A choose few members are at the moment testing out the beta model to make sure that it really works for all college students when the subsequent registration interval rolls round.
“We do need college students, particularly incoming freshmen, and college students from orientation, to have the ability to hear in regards to the extension and likewise have the ability to use it,” Rodriguez stated.