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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The dreaded red field!

Have you ever been on a page in PeopleSoft with fields turning red and you cannot save, go forward, backward, or correct your miss-entry? No problem! Click the "Return to Search" button at the bottom of the page. You will get a message telling you the changes must be saved, which you can respond to by clicking the "Cancel" to continue button. This clears everything out allowing you to start anew.

Training and UPK presented at Town Hall meeting

The ASR training team presented its plans for ESUP training at the student records Town Hall meeting. Topics included our training approach, the estimated training timeline, and training tools--including a demo of the User Productivity Kit (UPK). We also gathered input from those who attended on what they'd like training to look like for ESUP.

Upcoming Trainings & Opportunities (November 2013)

ESUP SR Town Hall
The next ESUP Student Records Town Hall will be November 8 and will be a wrap up of the IDP phase.

Student Data Inquiry
  • Available any time via online training through ULearn
  • - or-
  • Thursday, October 29, 9-11:30 a.m. (in-person classroom option)
  • Tuesday, November 5, 9-11:30 a.m. (in-person classroom option)
  • Tuesday, November 19, 9-11:30 a.m. (in-person classroom option)

  • Student Data Update
  • Wednesday, November 6, 10 a.m.-12 noon
  • Tuesday, November 19, 1-3 p.m.

  • Program Plan Process
  • Thursday, November 21, 10 a.m.-12 noon

  • Registration
  • Tuesday, October 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • ECS - (Electronic Course Scheduling)
  • Thursday, November 14, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

  • For a complete list of upcoming SR trainings and opportunities, and to register for upcoming sessions, please visit ULearn off the UMN Employee Self-Service page.

    Scheduling U in November

    As part of the Office for Classroom Management's (OCM) Scheduling U series, the ASR training team will be leading a session for ECS users entitled How to make Astra work for you. You may already know how to use Astra Schedule to request an event or to view a calendar, but there is a lot more that it can do for you. Learn how to navigate the new system-wide scheduling tool to find information faster by using filters, saving searches, and running ad hoc reports to make class scheduling easier.

    We're not experts on Astra, but in collaborating with OCM staff we found a few neat Astra tricks that we'd like to share with you, such as how to quickly search for sections that don't have an instructor assigned (may make grading go easier in December!) and when/where your final exams are scheduled.

    More information on Scheduling U, including session dates and times are available here.