Academica

  • How do I search on Academica?

    Academica features a powerful search engine that encompasses multiple types of data. Users may search all of Academica core resources simultaneously including streams, posts, users and more. Users may also search resources specifically by utilizing t...

  • How do I access my transcript online?

    Wayne State University students may access their transcript via Academica. Follow the steps below to find your transcript. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu with your AccessID and password. Click Student Resources in the menu on the left. Click...

  • How do I use streams on Academica?

    Streams are the very core of Academica. Streams are how you learn what others are talking about and how you collaborate with your fellow Warriors. You can follow Streams based on classes, groups, interests, resources and more. Finding streams If ...

  • How do I access links to sites and services in Academica?

    Students and employees may both access Wayne State University administrative systems and services within Academica. These systems and services are found under the Resources header on the left-hand side of the Academica homepage. The resource area...

  • How do I change my directory address in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to change your address in the Wayne State University Directory within Academica. Log in with your AccessID and password at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box, follow the appropriate path to the View Personal Info link fo...

  • How do I change my settings in Academica?

    Academica is Wayne State University's highly customizable portal for faculty, staff, students and select others. Follow the steps below to customize your preferences in Academica. To access User Preferences, click the Settings Icon in the top righ...

  • How do I create an Academica stream?

    Follow the steps below to create a new stream in Academica. Click the Settings icon at the top right corner of the Academica homepage and then click Streams. This will take you to a page where you can manage your stream Subscriptions. You will s...

  • How do I moderate an Academica stream?

    An Academica stream Moderator has a unique set of privileges and responsibilities. How to become a moderator You may become a stream moderator by creating a new stream, requesting moderation on an existing stream or by invitation from an existin...

  • How do I write posts in Academica and send them to the right people?

    Follow the steps below to write a new post on Academica. Go to a.wayne.edu and log in with your AccessID and password. Click New Post in the top right of your stream feed on the Academica homepage. A dropdown menu will expose three options: Sim...

  • How do Academica streams work?

    A Stream is a list of posts very much like a Facebook timeline. Posts can be made by stream authors and read by Followers. Posts can also be removed by stream Moderators. Authors may choose to file posts under multiple streams at one time. Where...

  • How do message threads and replies work in Academica?

    Every stream in Academica is made up of a series of Posts. Users may see these posts by visiting a stream’s specific URL or by Subscribing to the stream so they show up in their homepage Feed. Only users with permission to see a post may com...

  • How do I embed images and use rich text in Academica posts and messages?

    Posts in Academica may be made more dynamic and interesting with the addition of Rich Text and other customizations. Take your text and bold it, italicize it, underline it, create bulleted or numbered lists, insert images and videos, include links an...

  • What do I need to use Academica?

    In order to log in to Academica, you need a WSU AccessID, a computer with Internet access, and a recent version of a Web browser that supports Internet standards, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari. Academica is free to use.

  • What password do I use to log in to Academica?

    Log in to Academica with your Wayne State University AccessID and password. This is the same password you use for Wayne Connect email. Note: As of March 19, 2007, this is the same password you use for Cognos ReportNet access; This may not be the ...

  • Why don't I see my course when I submit final grades via Academica?

    If you do not see your course when you go to submit your final grades via Academica, you may need to contact your schedule coordinator to make sure you are seen as the instructor of record. Learn more about Blackboard at tech.wayne.edu/kb/academi...

  • Who can use Academica?

    Academica is available to Wayne State University students, faculty, staff, applicants and select retirees. When you visit Academica, it will recognize you and display information pertinent to your role(s) at WSU.

  • Why is my Academica account disabled?

    Academica accounts may be disabled for one of the following reasons. There have been more than five login attempts using an incorrect password. For security reasons, an account is disabled after the fifth unsuccessful login. A student has not reg...

  • How do I change the password I use for Academica, Blackboard, and Wayne Connect email?

    Follow the steps below to change your password for Academica, Blackboard and Wayne Connect. Log in to Academica. Click the Settings/Logout icon in the upper-right corner and then click Account Management. Click the Change Your Password link on ...

  • How do I access my Wayne Connect email from Academica?

    Follow the steps below to access Wayne Connect-Powered by Microsoft from Academica. Log into Academica at a.wayne.edu. Click the Wayne Connect icon along the top menu. NOTE: Academica sends you directly into your secure Wayne Connect mailbox....

  • Why is my Detailed Schedule information in Academica not displaying correctly?

    If you see a discrepancy between your current registration information and the Detailed Schedule on Academica, please contact the Wayne State University Registration Help Desk at registration@wayne.edu.

  • How do I get an Academica login ID?

    If you have a valid Wayne State University AccessID then you already have an Academica ID. Log in to Academica with your AccessID and password. NOTE: Learn more about your AccessID on the C&IT Knowledge Base.

  • How do I log in to Academica?

    Login to Wayne State's portal with your AccessID and password to access all of WSU's online services.

  • How can WSU faculty find the courses they are teaching in Academica?

    Members of the Wayne State University faculty may find assigned courses in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side, choose Faculty Instructional Resources. Click Download Classlist. Choose h...

  • How can I view any holds on my student record?

    Follow the steps below to view any holds on your records. If you have a registration hold on your student record, you will not be allowed to register for classes. A transcript hold will prevent you from obtaining an official transcript or viewing you...

  • How do I apply for or check my financial aid in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to apply for or check the status of financial aid services in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. Find the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side and click Student Resources. Click Financial Aid in the dropdow...

  • How does a WSU employee check employee information in Academica?

    As a Wayne State University employee (faculty or staff), you may view pay stubs, vacation time and other employee information on Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. Click Employee Resources in the WSU Resources box on the left-hand sid...

  • How does an employee sign up for training workshops in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to sign up for employee training workshops. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. Under the WSU Resources menu on the left, click Employee Resources and then click Other Resources. Select Training, Seminars, Workshops. On ...

  • How do I pay for my courses in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to pay for courses in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. Click Student Resources in the lefthand menu. The Financial Records section allows you to see your bill. The Online Payments section allows you to pay f...

  • How do I register for classes in Academica?

    Wayne State University students may register for classes on Academica. To begin, go to the online WSU Class Schedule at classschedule.wayne.edu. Follow these instructions to build a wish list and register directly from the Class Schedule. If th...

  • Where do I find my final and early assessment grades?

    Official Wayne State University grades (final and early assessment) are posted on Academica. Follow the steps below to access them. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side of the page, click Student Reso...

  • How can a WSU instructor download a class list in Academica?

    Wayne State University faculty can find assigned courses in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side, choose Faculty Instructional Resources. Click Download Classlist. Choose how to download ...

  • How does a WSU instructor enter grades in Academica?

    Wayne State University faculty must enter final grades in Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side, choose Faculty Instructional Resources. Click Early Assessment Grades or Final Grades, depen...

  • How do WSU students check their schedule on Academica?

    Follow the steps below to find your class schedule on Academica. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu. In the WSU Resources box on the left-hand side of the page, click Student Resources. Schedules are available in the Registration sub-menu. Once ...

  • What is CASHNet?

    CASHNet is an electronic payment system available to Wayne State University students to pay charges for tuition and other student services. CASHNet allows the student, parent, legal guardian or verified third party to pay these charges with a credit ...

  • How do I pin a resource to My Frequent Links in Academica?

    Users may pin any of the Wayne State University resource links to their My Frequent Links on Academica. This allows one-click access as soon as you are logged in to Academica. Follow the steps below to pin your most-used resources. Locate the reso...

  • How do I make a promotional post in Academica?

    Academica allows divisions, departments and campus groups to send promotional messages to campus users directly within the message stream. How do Academica promotional posts work? Once you have access to Academica Promotional Messaging you may c...

  • How do I share OneDrive files in Academica?

    OneDrive files or folders may be shared via Academica by creating a web link. Follow the steps below to share a OneDrive item on a Academica Stream, e.g. a specific course stream (How to find a course stream in Academica). Open OneDrive and click ...

  • How do I delete a post in Academica?

    Follow the steps below to delete a post in Academica. You may delete any post you created or post made to a stream that you are moderator of. Find the post you wish to delete and click the three dots (...) in the upper righthand corner of it. C...

  • What should I know about Academica course streams?

    Academica creates course streams to supplement communication outside of the classroom. Students and faculty are both automatically added to a course stream upon enrollment; students and faculty may both post in these streams as well as comment on or ...

  • What are Academicoins and how do I use them?

    Select Academica users may post Promotional messages, which are based on a coin system called Academicoin. One recipient equals one Academicoin — the number of recipients you choose is how many coins you will need to send the message. For examp...

  • How do I use hashtags and mentions in Academica?

    Academica users may draw more attention to your posts by utilizing Mentions or Hashtags. Mentions Mentions are a way to tag other users in a post. This method is similar to that utilized on other social networks. To create a Mention, use the @ sym...

  • How do I resolve issues with Accelerate Employee Development Tools?

    Accelerate Employee Development Tools are provided by the vendor Skillsoft. Check the Skillsoft Knowledge Base for the latest system requirements. Find tips and solutions for the most common problems below. Error: User does not exist If you are g...

  • How do I access my 1098-T form?

    Students may print their 1098-T form or Tuition Statement from within Academica. Follow the steps below to access your 1098-T. Log in to Academica at a.wayne.edu with your AccessID and password. Click Student Resources in the menu on the left. C...

  • How do I access my tax documents in Academica?

    Academica makes it easy to file your taxes when it’s convenient for you. Employees may access and print their tax forms from within Academica. Follow the steps below to access your tax forms. Login to Academica at a.wayne.edu with your A...

  • How do I provide feedback on Academica?

    Follow the steps below to provide feedback to the Academica development team directly within the portal. Skip to step four if you are already subscribed to the Feedback stream. Log in to Academica and click Browse Public Streams in the bottom o...

Banner 8

  • How do I access Banner documentation?

    Wayne State University Banner users may now access Banner documentation directly from the Ellucian Hub to get the most up to date information. Follow the steps below to access Banner documentation. Go to ellucian.okta.com. NOTE: If you’r...

  • What are the requirements or restrictions for my Banner password?

    The following requirements and restrictions apply to all Banner passwords. Passwords must be 8 to 24 characters. Passwords may contain both upper or lower case letters. First character must be alphabetic. Must contain at least one number (not t...

  • How do I change my Banner password?

    Follow the steps below to change, request or create your password for Banner/ODS. If you have been locked out of your account, you must contact your Business Affair Officer to request an account unlock. Please note that your Banner password must meet...

  • How do I add Banner to Internet Explorer's Trusted Sites list?

    The instructions below apply to Banner 8. Banner 9 does not require Java and is browser independent. If you see warnings that your version of Java is out of date in Internet Explorer, you may need to add Banner to your Trusted Sites list. Follow ...

  • Do I need to be on campus to access Banner?

    Users may access Banner via: The wired main campus network The wired School of Medicine network The WSU-SECURE wireless network The WSU VPN NOTE: These restrictions apply to production Banner. Additional restrictions may apply for pre-produc...

  • What are the requirements or restrictions for my Banner password?

    The following requirements and restrictions apply to all Banner passwords. Passwords must be 8 to 24 characters. Passwords may contain both upper or lower case letters. First character must be alphabetic. Must contain at least one number (not t...

  • What are the current versions of all Banner modules used at Wayne State University?

    The following versions of Banner modules are currently used at Wayne State University for Banner 8/INB. Application Version Banner Student 8.13 Banner Student Self-Service 8.7.2 Banner Financial Aid 8.29 Banner Finan...

  • How do I change my Banner password?

    Follow the steps below to change, request or create your password for Banner/ODS. If you have been locked out of your account, you must contact your Business Affair Officer to request an account unlock. Please note that your Banner password must meet...

  • How do I get access to Banner?

    Find information regarding Banner access at https://tech.wayne.edu/enterpriseapps/access.

  • How do I change my Banner/ODS password?

    Follow the steps below to change, request or create your password for Banner/ODS. If you have been locked out of your account, you must contact your Business Affair Officer to request an account unlock. How to change your password Log in to Ac...

  • How do I customize the size/resolution of a Banner window?

    The instructions below apply to Banner 8. Banner 9 does not require special settings to adjust the display. If Banner is displaying strangely on your computer, you may adjust the size and the resolution of the window. The Banner application lo...

Banner 9

  • Where can I find a list of Banner 9 buttons and keystrokes?

    Find a reference of all Banner 9 buttons and keystrokes at tech.wayne.edu/docs/banner_9_buttons_and_keystrokes.pdf.

  • How do I log in to Banner 9?

    Banner 9 Admin Pages will be available beginning February 12, and accessing the system is easier than ever. Banner 9 is accessible via Academica. Log in to Academica and click Employee Resources > Administrative Systems > Banner > Banner...

  • How do I print in Banner 9?

    To print in Banner 8, press CTRL+P to successfully print the Banner page with no setting changes. By default, this method in Banner 9 will cut off part of the page. Use the following workarounds to print in Banner 9: After selecting CTRL+P, change...

  • Where can I find a list of Banner 9 tips and tricks?

    A presentation at the 2017 Ellucian Live Conference featured the top ten Banner 9 navigation tips: How to make Banner BIGGER Application Navigator and the Main Menu Terminology and Parts of a Page Notification Center and Help Other Tidbits Da...

  • I'm seeing the error message "Task not found" or "All Java Pages will be closed...."

    UPDATE: the Banner upgrade on April 22, 2018 resolved this situation. The error messages should no longer appear. If you do see them, please contact the C&IT Help Desk 313-577-HELP as soon as possible. =======================================...

  • How can I try out Banner 9 without using active data?

    If you want to try the Banner 9 interface without using active data, use our test system. Any transactions that you make in the test system will not modify active data — i.e., modifying a student record will not trigger a notice to the affected...

  • Are there keyboard shortcuts for Banner 9?

    The following keyboard shortcuts may be used in Banner 9. Function Keyboard Shortcut Icon Next field/item Tab Previous field/item Shift + Tab Previous record Up arrow Next record Dow...

  • Is there training available for Banner 9?

    Banner training resources For a quick overview of Banner 9 -- how to login, navigation, quick reference guides, etc. -- login to Academica and enroll in the Banner 9 Online Training course in Canvas. This is an online course. If you prefer an...

  • Do I need to be on campus to access Banner?

    Users may access Banner via: The wired main campus network The wired School of Medicine network The WSU-Secure wireless network The WSU VPN NOTE: These restrictions apply to production Banner. Additional restrictions may apply for pre-produc...

  • How do I get access to Banner?

    Find information regarding Banner access at https://tech.wayne.edu/enterpriseapps/access.

  • How do I access Banner documentation?

    Wayne State University Banner users may now access Banner documentation directly from the Ellucian Hub to get the most up to date information. Follow the steps below to access Banner documentation. Go to ellucian.okta.com. NOTE: If you’r...

  • How do I access development Banner?

    Certain Banner users have access to the development instances of Banner for testing. Follow the instructions below to access the development instance of Banner. If you simply want to try the Banner 9 interface without changing active data, see kb...

  • What are the latest Banner 9 upgrades and bug fixes?

    Find a log of the latest changes and updates made to Banner 9. Updates from April 22, 2018 Changes in this update include (but are not limited to): Banner General Admin Common Task Not found and numerous defects cleaned up GOAMTCH updates - co...

  • How do I create my own personal menu in Banner 9?

    Users may use the form GUAPMNU to search and add entries that will appear under a My Banner menu in Banner 9. Follow the steps below or refer to the guide at tech.wayne.edu/docs/tip_create_personal_menu.pdf. To search for a specific form, click in...

  • I'm getting the message "Service Invocation Failed" in Banner 9, what should I do?

    You may see the message "Service Invocation Failed" when logging in or while using Banner 9. One possible cause is double-clicking on the Banner 9 - Login menu item in Academica. You only need to single-click to start the Banner 9 session. ...

Document Management

Reporting/Business Intelligence

  • How do I create a report view in Cognos?

    Follow the steps below to set saved parameters or settings for your reports in Cognos. Go to Team Content and find the report you want. EX: FINANCE>STANDARD CERTIFIED REPORTS>FMS001A – Chart of Indexes by Index within SCD ...

  • What is the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)?

    The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is designed to work with the ODS to provide event-based processing to capture point-in-time information for trend analysis and historical reporting, enabling the institution to proactively plan business activities....

  • How do I use Cognos Analytics? (Job Aids)

    These job aids assist in using Cognos Analytics, the Business Intelligence and Reporting system at Wayne State University. You have the ability to stop/pause, rewind and fast forward the video using the control panel at the bottom of the video screen...

  • Is there documentation for Cognos?

    Find available Cognos documentation below. Commonly used functions: eiprod.wayne.edu/dm/Raven/Search.php. Cognos Analytics Desktop Computer Configurations for Cognos Cognos users: Cognos Analytics Consumer User Guide - An Introducti...

  • Is there documentation for Operational Data Store (ODS)?

    Find all of the available Operational Document Store (ODS) documentation below. ODS 8.4 Handbook ODS 8.4.1 Release Guide

  • Is there documentation for Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)?

    All of the available Enterprise Data Warehouse documentation is below. EDW 8.4M Stars Reference (Uncompress and open edw80400sr_readme in a text editor for instructions) EDW 8.4.2 Handbook (PDF) EDW 8.4.3 Release Guide (PDF) EDW Metadata Analy...

  • Why can't I log in to Banner Pre-Production?

    There is a two step process to log in to Banner Pre-Production. Log in to Banner Pre-Production using your AccessID and password, and then use your Pre-Production password when you are prompted for your Oracle password. If you continue to experie...

AppWorx

  • What is AppWorx?

    AppWorx (also known as Application Manager) is an administrative tool with which users may manage process-dependent scheduling. Administrative systems user Schedule and run predefined modules (programs) or chains (groups of programs) that perf...

  • On what servers can AppWorx run?

    Appworx must be licensed for each server upon which it runs. Appworx is not intended for the system administrator who wants to schedule work on their own systems and servers. Appworx can execute processes on the following production servers. B...

  • How do I log into SMARTi?

    SMARTi is a program for searching, viewing and selectively printing the output of batch administrative systems processes. SMARTi is available for use by authorized Wayne State University employees. A request for access to SMARTi must be made to Appli...

Workflow

  • What should I know about Student Award Authorizations?

    How to submit a Student Award Authorization In the Wayne State University Resources box on the left-hand side of Academica, open the Employee Resources menu. Within the Administrative Systems sub-menu, click Begin OSFA Student Award Authorization. ...

  • How do I enable pop-ups for Workflow browsers?

    Pop-ups may be enabled in your web browser to better accommodate Workflow. Follow the steps below to enable pop-ups in Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer (Google Chrome is not recommended as it cannot be used for all workflow activities). Firef...

Website Management

  • What are digital signs and how do I use them?

    Digital signs display news, directions and information for events on and off campus. Through digital signage, Wayne State University units may better manage communications with students and visitors. Make announcements Market your department or a...

  • How do I update my Wayne State website?

    While websites are hosted at the C&IT Data Center, all content is managed by Wayne State's Marketing and Communications team. The Web Communications Team provides support for: Public-facing websites for Wayne State schools, colleges, and d...