PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Banner 9 Upgrade Advice – Email #3

This is the third email in a series to prepare you for the Banner 9 upgrade. If you miss or delete an email, a PDF of all of the email communications are on the Office of Student Systems Services website ( on the Banner 9 tab.

What are we doing to help with this transition?

What are we doing to help with this transition?

  1. The OSSS website ( has been updated to include Banner 9 information. All of the documents have been updated for Banner 9.  There are documents for the various college and department processes.
  2. A reminder that training will be conducted for the following areas:
    1. Schedule Planners: Beginning in September there will be training for all of the schedule planners.  Sign up will start on September 21 through the OSSS website.
    2. SZACURU: College staff who make curriculum changes will have a training/overview session(s) after the October 14th go live.  Sign up will be late September through the OSSS website.
    3. Graduation Processing: College staff who process graduation applications for students will be offered training/overview sessions in November. An email to sign up through the OSSS website will be sent mid-late October.

What do you need to do this week to prepare for Banner 9?

  1. This week log into the Banner 9 playground that AITS has set up.  The URL is
  2. You should begin now to use the query functions in Banner 9.   You need to learn the navigation functions when the query returns large number of records.    Some sample forms:
    1. Section Planners: SSASECT - Enter the term, next to the CRN click on the "... ".  Enter a term (220188), click on add another field, select subject and enter "CHEM". Click on add another filed, select course and enter "122". Click go
    2. Student Users:  Go to the SPAIDEN form.  Click on "..." next to the id field. Click on Person Search.  Enter the last name "Patel" and click Go.
    3. Navigating lists:  For items "a" and "b" only a set number of records will display. You can navigate to other records by using the arrow buttons or entering a record number in the box.  Try both of these methods to navigate through the records. You can change the number of records per page by clicking on the number in the box and selecting a new record number display.
  3. This week's tips:  The keystroke to move to the next block has changed from Ctrl-Page Down to Alt-Page Down.  There is the ability to search for a page by description rather than needing to know the 7 character page name.  The Search function is the magnifying glass on the left hand side of the webpage.


OSSS will be sending email each week with advice to help you prepare for Banner 9.  You should spend at least an hour per week learning about Banner to prepare for the October 14 go live date.

Please let me know if there are any questions.


Mike Kamowski

Executive Director

Office of Student Systems Services