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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Astra Academics Workshop

Astra Academics schedulers are invited to join the Academic Support Resources Training and Support team for a refresher session on entering classroom assignments using Astra Academics. We will demonstrate the process and have plenty of time for questions.

Tuesday, July 21
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Fraser Hall, room B20*
No registration required.

Any questions? Contact us at srhelp@umn.edu.

*Please note: Fraser Hall B20 is not a handicap accessible room.

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The ASR Training Team is looking for your feedback on one of our training tools. Please take our two-minute survey on the UPK - even if you've never used it or heard about it before.

Changes to ECAS

Minor changes were made to the Electronic Course Authorization System (ECAS) as part of the upgrade. ECAS users should review the summary of these changes posted at our upgrade training webpage. One notable change is the elimination of the “Prerequisites for Catalog” field. Information previously listed in this field have been moved to the “Catalog Description” field.

Mass updating the Student Groups page in PeopleSoft

If you make mass adjustments (i.e., updating groups of students in batch) to Student Groups records in PeopleSoft, you will notice there are some changes in the process following the upgrade. A UPK topic provides step-by-step instructions on the updated process.

This and many other UPK topics can be easily accessed by clicking on the “Help” link in PeopleSoft and navigating to the Student Records section of the menu. If you’re new to using UPK, get started with this fantastic tool by taking a look at our UPK guide.

Using Multiple Reserve Capacities in CCS

Reserve capacities hold seats in a class for specified groups of students, such as students in a particular major or college. Sometimes departments need to hold seats in a class for two different groups of students. To accomplish this, the CCS scheduler enters two separate Reserve Capacity Sequences. Take care to add subsequent Reserve Capacity Sequence rows in the correct place:

Below, we see a class with two reserve capacities correctly added:

CAUTION: If a row is added incorrectly, in the Reserve Capacity Requirement Group, as shown below, the registration system will only recognize the reserve capacity group with the most recent start date and ignore the other group entirely.