Student Information Systems makes available all of its
training and user guide documentation on the web for download in PDF
format. This site is still being developed, so please check here
periodically for new training documents as they become available.
you do not have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, it
will be necessary to download this program in order to view the
documents on this page. A copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available
free of charge at the following website. Download Adobe Acrobat
SIS Desktop Reports Help
Desktop Reports (SDR) is an application which allows authorized
Columbia administrators to run reports on SIS data from their own
desktops. These reports include class rosters, lists of majors and
concentrators, academic progress reports, address labels for various
populations, and much more. The application is downloaded from this web
site, and no purchase of software is required. See below for
documentation on using SIS Desktop Reports .
Quick Tips for SIS Desktop Reports: This
pamphlet gives quick instructions on getting you up and running with
SDRs and the most commonly used features. Sections include: Getting
Started, Running Reports, Filter Unwanted Information, Sort Your
Results in any Order, Export Results to Excel, and Commonly Used
Parameters. To create pamphlet, print the document double sided,
tri-fold it, and use as a quick reference at your desk. Download Quick Tips
Getting Started with SIS Desktop Reports: Provides
detailed instructions on how to download and install the SDR
application, run reports, and export your report results to Excel and
other formats. Click Here
Customize SIS Desktop Report Results: Provides detailed instructions on how to customize (filter and sort) your report results to meet your individual needs.
Infomaker is the tool SIS distributes to access the Sybase database university wide. The following files are available:
- OpenClient and InfoMaker set up:
These instructions will explain how to set up the most modern (for summer 2011) set of interface drivers
and ad-hoc reporting tools commonly used by schools and departments of Columbia University. Download Instructions for Ad-Hoc Reporting Tools
InfoMaker User Guide:
The User Guide provided here is the same as is distributed in the
infomaker classes taught by SIS staff. It can be used as a learning
tool, or simply as a table/ column reference. Download InfoMaker Guide
InfoMaker FAQ: This document gives simple instructions for our most commonly asked questions. Download InfoMaker FAQ
is an operating system on the mainframe used by SIS. When running
overnight jobs, FOCUS reports, working in your reader or file lists, or
pinting from the mainframe, CMS commands are used. The following
training documentation about CMS is available:
General Information about Mainframe SIS
Introduction to CMS Guide : This document walks through the basics of CMS navigation. Download CMS Guide
for the new SIS user, this documentation concentrates on getting you
started with the basics of using the Mainframe SIS Database to find and
update person information.
Guide to the SIS Quick List: A document explaining the basics of Mainframe SIS. Logging on and off of the system, basic navigation skills, and information about commonly used SIS screens. PDF format, 37 pages. Click here to open the document.
Updating Name, Address and Other Personal Information in Mainframe SIS: Download Guide
is used to run many business processes required by Admissions Offices.
The following training documentation about the Admission Cycle is
Financial Aid Documents
is used to run many business processes required by Financial Aid
Offices. The following training documentation about the Financial Aid
Cycle is available:
listserv is an automated way to send e-mail to a group of individuals.
The listserv system at Columbia University is maintained by CUIT. If you
wish to set up a listserv for students, applicants, or prospects, SIS
can work with CUIT to set up your listserv and populate it with names
and email addresses.
Listserv FAQ: This document gives simple instructions for our most commonly asked questions. Download Listserv FAQ
CUIT Listserv Support: CUIT
supports Majordomo mailing lists for purposes related to schools and
departments, recognized student groups, and research interests of
faculty. The list owner must be affiliated with Columbia. Click here
for more information: http://www.columbia.edu/acis/email/group/majordomo/.