- What are the Top Five Things that I need to know about Banner?
A document of the Top Five Things about Banner has been created to assist individuals new to Banner.
- What is the difference in Banner INB and SSB?
INB stands for "Internet Native Banner" and SSB stands for "Self-Service Banner". INB Banner allows for direct access to Banner for Student Support offices, while SSB uses an interface to submit changes to Banner. SSB is generally easier to navigate for basic functions, but INB is required for more large volume processing in Banner.
- Are there data standards for information being put into Banner?
Click here to download the UTC Data Standards Manual. The Banner system flow process document is located under Banner2008\General Person. Requested access to the shared drive should be done by emailing [email protected].
- Why do we have multiple Banner databases and which one do I use?
Banner has several instances or versions running at the same time. The CBANPR (PR) is the production instance. The CBANQA (QA) is the quality assurance instance and used for short term testing. The CBANQA instance is generally copied from the CBANPR instance on Sunday nights. The CBANDV instance is the development instance and used for longer term testing. The CBANDV (DV) instance is generally copied from CBANPR when the Institution is preparing for testing for upgrades. Both CBANQA and CBANDV are test instances, one is for shorter term testing, one is for longer term testing.
- These Banner form names are difficult to follow, is there a reason for it?
Banner Forms (INB) naming conventions are usually broken into four sections.
Character 1- determines “System”
Character 2-determines “Module”
Character 3-determines “Type of Form”
Characters 4-7 Describes form
SFAREGS – Student Registration Application Registration
RTVAPRD-Financial Aid Validation Application (Banner uses R for financial aid)
SFIWDRL-Student Registration Inquiry Withdrawal
SAAADMS-Student Admissions Application Admissions Application
TSAAREV-Accounts Receivable Student Application Detail Review (Banner users T for accounts receivable)
- How are people put into Banner and who do I contact if information is incorrect?
Generally, IDs are created in Banner through test score loads (ACT or SAT), admissions applications, financial aid application, and continuing education applications. IDs are UTC IDs. General Person Record refers to a SPAIDEN (Banner Form) record. This record must exist before anything else can be added to Banner. General Student Record or Learner Record refers to a SGASTDN (Banner Form) record. This must exist before registration may take place. A Learner Record is generally created by being admitted for a term.
UTC uses Banner for student data and SAP for financial and Human Resources. Some employee data is loaded into Banner from an IRIS file (SAP). Though, employees will see this information in Banner, employees must update their address and general information through IRIS. Students must update their address and general information through Banner by contacting the Records Office.
- How do you read the term in Banner?
The first four digits are the calendar year. The last two digits refer to the term. Terms which end in 40 are fall terms. Terms which end in 20 are spring terms. Terms which end in 30 are summer terms. Terms which end in 05 are Continuing Education terms.
202020 Spring 2020
202030 Summer 2020
202040 Fall 2020