Preparing for a new academic year will depend on how your organization currently uses Elentra, but the following check-list may help you organize your tasks.
New Curriculum Period
New Cohort/Class List
Courses for a New Year
New Course Enrolment
Copy Curriculum Tags
Create Units (no copy function at present)
Create/Copy Course Groups
Configure Logbook (as needed)
Events for a New Year
Create a draft schedule and copy events forward as appropriate
Update event details via CSV
Update event resources after draft schedule has been published
Rotation Schedules and Rotations for a New Year
Create new Rotation Schedules
Copy existing rotations as appropriate
Copy and update forms as needed
Copy and update distributions as needed
Exams - Clarify whether you will need to create new exams or whether identical exams will be used in the upcoming year
Curriculum Tag Changes
Curriculum tag changes vary from year to year at different institutions. Some times curriculum tags are being retired and others are being introduced, sometimes one tag is replacing another tag, sometimes the coding of tags is being updated, etc.
There is no find and replace option in Elentra when working with curriculum tags. If your organization had Tag 1 and has decided to retire it but replace it with Tag 7 in all places where Tag 1 was mapped you would need to do this manually (or request help from your local developer).
There is currently no copy function for the lotteries module so you will need to rebuild your lottery for a new school year.