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A warm welcome back to all current RIT employees and welcome to our new members of the RIT Community!  As many of you heard from the President’s opening remarks and the Convocation speech, we have much to look forward to in the next year! 

This email will provide information about general training for the new SIS system and links to resources.

One of the major undertakings for the campus this year and next is the replacement of RIT’s student information system. The new system (PeopleSoft) will provide greater flexibility and increased capability for students, faculty and staff.

This project will be completed in several stages, with the release of the first stage in October. The October release will impact the class schedule and course catalog for Fall 2012. Staff who will begin to use the system for our first launch in October have already had many hours of functional training specific to their jobs. Most of the faculty, staff and students will begin using the system for fall 2012 registration which occurs in April.

In an effort to provide all faculty and staff with a general understanding of the system and its functionality, we have created an overview training. The Intro to People Soft course will provide a first look at the system and its functionality for users who have not been trained to date.

Topics include: a system overview, login, navigation, creating favorites, searching, setting user defaults, effective dating, academic structure, and new terminology.

Additional training will be released with each stage so that the training contains information on the released system functionality. 

The 30 minute online version of Intro to PeopleSoft is available here and can be viewed at anytime. The video is fully captioned, click the CC button on the player to access the captioning.

Before accessing the online training, we suggest you download and print the Introduction to PeopleSoft Terminology guide for reference. Click here to download a pdf copy of the guide.

Later in the Quarter, we will be offering this information in a 90-minute, instructor led training session for faculty and staff members who prefer training in a face-to-face setting.

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