Banner Training Begins
We’re nearly two years into the Banner project and making steady progress. Last month, the Student Admissions and Financial Aid modules launched over the September 17 weekend. The Finance system is also live as of mid-August. Although these systems are live for a limited number of users, our next launch dates are rapidly approaching. In early December, the Human Resources/Payroll system will go live, and Finance will follow suit in January 2011 for all of campus.
Nearly everyone will need or may want Banner training at some point. All faculty, students and staff will have access to Self-Service Banner (SSB), and many will have access to Internet Native Banner (INB). INB is the administrative side of Banner, in which users will complete tasks more similar to those currently performed in the SamMenu and Nell systems. SSB is the more personal side of Banner in which users can perform tasks such as clocking in for work, updating an address, and registering for classes. SSB is similar to current SamWeb functionality.
Those who will be working in INB will need to sign up for training. Training is mandatory in order to be granted access to Banner programs and forms. If you’re unsure if you need training, check with your supervisor and/or refer to the Banner website – additional information and details will be posted by Friday, October 8.
Banner training is broken up into a series of sessions, each session designed to build on the previous one, so it is important to stay in the proper sequencing. As a convenience, multiple sessions are available for each of the topics to accommodate various schedules.
Everyone starts with General Navigation Training and then proceeds to the other modules needed. For example, one series may involve the following sequence: 1) General Navigation, 2) Finance Training, and 3) Purchasing, Accounts Payable, & Travel.
The first of many Banner training sessions was held on September 23. India Love, who works in Accounts Payable, stated that the "information was very helpful," and that "the session did take a lot of mystery away."
Julie Campbell, HR Training & Development Manager, has created a Training Calendar with an online registration system. You can check your schedule and register for the classes that best fit your schedule. Check out the calendar and get started!
More questions about Banner? Send them to AskBannerPM@shsu.edu