FERPA Tutorial (SR0071)
The FERPA Tutorial familiarizes faculty and staff with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and to understand the importance of protecting a student’s educational record.
Reporting Center access
Staff and faculty who need to access private student data in Reporting Center should complete this FERPA tutorial and then submit the Reporting Center Access Request Form (ARF). A quick start guide for Reporting Center is also available for reference.
If you’re planning to take SDI training, you do not need to submit the Reporting Center ARF.
Student Data Inquiry (SR110T)
Student Data Inquiry (SDI) is the introductory training for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, the University’s system containing student records data. Completion of this training is required to view information in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. It is also a prerequisite for additional access within the system. This training includes an overview of PeopleSoft navigation and sections of Campus Solutions including the following:
- Campus Community
- Curriculum Management
- Records & Enrollment
- Student Financials
After gaining access, you can also use reports in the Reporting Center that contain student information.
Prerequisite: SR0071 FERPA Tutorial
Student Data Update (SR210T)
Student Data Update (SDU) is required training for making updates to student records in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. This training prepares staff to understand update processes for the following pages:
- Service Indicators
- Term Activate a Student
- Student Groups
- Student Advisor
Collaborative Class Scheduling (SR525C)
The Collaborative Class Scheduling (CCS) course is an introduction to CCS scheduling processes, including adding, changing, and canceling class and section data. Class schedulers must complete this training to gain access to the CCS scheduling pages for Twin Cities or Rochester classes. This training will teach you how to do the following:
- Add and cancel class sections
- Adjust class enrollment capacities
- Update dates and times of classes
- Assign instructors to sections
- Create waitlists
- Combine sections
- Manage class permissions
If you need to assign departmental rooms to classes, please also take Astra Academics training (15 minutes).
Contact the Office of Classroom Management Scheduling Team at email@example.com with any questions.
Student Data Update add-on training courses
Student Program Plan (SR220C)
Student Program Plan is required training for making updates to the Student Program/Plan page in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. This includes the following processes on student records:
- Plan and sub-plan changes
- Leaves of absence
- Expected graduation term changes
The Registration course covers the steps to enroll students via the Quick Enroll page, the Enrollment Request page, and through Block Enrollment. The use of options and overrides is also discussed.
Block Enrollment (SR320T)
This business process is now covered in the SR310T Registration training class. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Quick Admit (SR610R)
Quick Admit training introduces staff to using the Quick Admit process to add a student to PeopleSoft. This training is typically only for limited staff, including those in the Learning Abroad Center or College of Continuing and Professional Studies. This training is scheduled upon request. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Astra Events (SR550C)
**This course is currently being offered remotely upon request to accommodate staff working off-campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request training.
The Astra Events course is for college and department administrative staff who are responsible for managing the scheduling of events (non-credit bearing activities) into department owned space using Astra Schedule. This training will cover:
- Direct scheduling events in Astra Schedule
- Editing events and meetings
- Responding to room requests submitted online (if applicable)
Please complete the Astra Schedule Access Request form immediately after registering for this training.
Astra Academics (SR540C)
The Astra Academics course provides an introduction to Astra Academics, including the connection between Astra and Collaborative Class Scheduling (CCS). You will learn how to do the following:
- Navigate to the Astra homepage
- Find your classes in Astra Academics
- Assign a departmental classroom
- Delete an assigned classroom
Questions about this training? Contact the Office of Classroom Management Scheduling Team at email@example.com.
ECAS - Electronic Course Authorization System
Electronic Course Authorization System (SR510R)
This self-directed training is required for those who need to propose, update, or approve courses in the Electronic Course Authorization System (ECAS). In-person training is not required for update access.
Submit an ECAS Access Request Form for the subjects which you would update. Once your access is approved, Academic Support Resources will email self-directed training materials and put this on your training record. Access is granted by the Office of Information Technology - Provisioning And Requests (PAR).
Note: all UMN staff have view (only) access to ECAS.
PCAS - Program & Curriculum Approval System
Program & Curriculum Approval System (SR530C)
This self-directed training is for staff who are responsible for proposing and editing program requirements for major, minor, and certificate programs in the Program and Curriculum Approval System (PCAS). In-person training is not required for initial update access.
Submit a PCAS Access Request Form for the programs which you would update. Once your access is approved, Academic Support Resources will email self-directed training materials and update your training record.
Note: all UMN staff have view (only) access to PCAS. Access is granted by the Office of Information Technology - Provisioning And Requests (PAR).
New users are encouraged to attend in-person training when you have updates to make in PCAS. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop dates and times.
Program & Curriculum Approval System - Approver Only (SR535R)
This self-directed training is for staff who are responsible for approving program requirements for major, minor, and certificate programs in the Program and Curriculum Approval System (PCAS). In-person training is not required for initial access.
Submit a PCAS Access Request Form for the programs which you would approve. Once your access is approved, Academic Support Resources will email self-directed training materials and update your training record. Access is granted by the Office of Information Technology - Provisioning And Requests (PAR).
APAS - Academic Progress Audit Sytems
APAS Exceptions Training (TH0706)
In the APAS Exceptions Training course, you will learn how to grant exceptions in the Academic Progress Audit System (APAS). This content is for the system as of July 1, 2019 as part of the Transfer Articulation and Degree Audit project.
Prerequisite: SR0071 FERPA Tutorial
For more information about APAS training, contact email@example.com
GPAS - Graduate Planning and Audit System
Exceptions training courses
- Understand the GPAS degree audit (2 min video)
- Faculty and staff guide to Reviewing and approving GPAS (Google Doc)
- Student guide to completing the GPAS Planner
SF Posting 1 (SF 1001)
SF Posting 1 will acquaint users with PeopleSoft Student Financials posting process along with an overview of Student Financials business processes.
SF Third Party (SF 2001)
SF Third Party will show users how to create a third party contract, and assign students to a contract.
Trainings are scheduled upon request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Training for student workers
Student workers who need access to PeopleSoft Student Campus Solutions pages will be required to complete the online training courses available through the University of Minnesota’s Training Hub. For any access to be established, an Access Request Form (ARF) must be submitted, approved, and then processed by the Office of Information Technology’s Provisioning and Requests (PAR) unit.
Learn more about the complete Student Worker Access Policy.
Transferology and Transferology Lab for Advisors is an hour-long training that will:
- Help advisors gain access to Transferology Lab
- Provide a process overview geared toward advisors
- Highlight how the Transferology products work in conjunction with TES
- Inform advisors about how and where to access transfer equivalency information and transfer evaluation workflow status