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    This section provides information on using the student database, from an introduction that describes how information is organized to detailed descriptions of how each type of information is managed.

    • Introduction: Describes relationships between information in the various functional areas addressed by the student database, and how those areas are reflected in the organization of menus and forms
    • Overview: Describes how various elements of the menus and forms used in the SIS operate, including required fields and validation; how forms use key values is introduced, and visual indication of new, updated, deleted, and locked records is described
    • Tutorial: The Courses form is used to provide an in-depth tutorial of form operation
    • Administration: Information on how to set up users and their access to the SIS, and how security is implemented and managed for users, forms, and reports

    Each of the main functional areas is described in detail below, including its relationship to other areas.

    • People (name and ID number, biographical information, addresses)
    • Faculty (instructors, teaching work load)
    • Students (admission, majors, academic standing)
    • Course Catalog (courses offered by COM-FSM)
    • Class Schedule (schedule of classes for each term)
    • Registration (student registration for each term, class lists, grading)
    • Academic History (permanent academic records)
    • Accounts Receivable (student accounts, fee assessment, cashiering, MIP interface)
    • Financial Aid (posting of awards, student aid packages)
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