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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Learn about using the UPK

You’ve probably heard at least some about the User Productivity Kit, also known as UPK. It is an Oracle tool that will allow staff to learn University-specific business processes at their work stations, at their own pace, and at a time that fits in their work schedules simply by clicking on the Help link on most 9.0 PeopleSoft pages. We’ve put together a short guide on how to use the UPK so that you can be prepared to use it right away following the upgrade.

9.0 PeopleSoft Reference Guide

Last month’s tip encouraged staff to prepare for the PeopleSoft upgrade by taking note of their PeopleSoft “Favorites” and learning the navigational paths to those pages since Favorites won’t transfer to the upgraded system. To aid with this effort, the 9.0 PeopleSoft Reference Guide is now available.

Self-Study Material for the Upgrade

Self-study materials and additional resources are available to help staff learn about new functionality and changes to current functionality coming with the upgrade. After completing the Student System Upgrade Overview course, staff who use student records should visit the Student Records Self-Study Training Materials web page to learn more details about changes to the pages and business processes relevant to their jobs. Topics include: service indicators, waitlists and auto-enroll, grades entry, transcripts, and much more.

Required PeopleSoft 9.0 Upgrade training is available now

More than 550 people have already completed the Student Systems Upgrade Overview course. This is online course is required for all staff with access to student data in PeopleSoft and may be completed at their own pace at any time prior to the upgrade.

Time is running out to complete the in-person Collaborative Class Schedule Upgrade training!  This course is required for those with ECS access and covers changes to business processes specific to scheduling, waitlists, grading, and scheduling rooms in the Astra schedule system. This training is only scheduled through February 12, so staff still needing it, should register for a session now and join the ranks of the 150 staff who have already completed it!

More details and links to complete or register for these training's can be found on the PeopleSoft 9.0 Upgrade Training web page.