Banner Course Descriptions

Georgia State University employees must complete the Banner training requirements to obtain a Banner User ID and password. Multimedia Basic Navigation is required for all users before they may attend any other student system training. Please be advised that training is only open to individuals who have requested access to Internet Native Banner (INB).

Space is limited to the first eighteen individuals who register for classroom training. The Banner Systems office will keep a wait list after a course is filled. If you register for a class and are unable to attend, PLEASE notify the Banner Systems office at your earliest opportunity.

Please note: It will be the department’s responsibility to train their own student assistants.

Multimedia Banner Basic Navigation Training (Required)

Description: Basic Navigation is used throughout all modules of the system. This course will cover the basics of how the system is structured, the new terminology and basic navigation skills used throughout all modules of system database application via Internet Native Banner (INB).


 2 hours

Students will learn:

  • How to navigate through the system environment using mouse and keyboard
  • System basics: naming conventions, definitions of forms and fields, searching
  • Online queries:
    – how to query to see if a person already exists in the system
    – examine personal information such as address and contact information
  • How to access Help functions
  • How to customize the system by setting up your personal menu

Target Audience: All academic, administrative and support staff who will be using INB.

There is no deadline to sign up for the multimedia training course. Upon receiving the multimedia training registration form, the Banner training team will send an email to the user on how to access the multimedia training course.

Student System Query (Required)

Description: Student Query is an introductory overview of the Student System. This class includes a review of Basic Navigation training, but this training CANNOT be substituted for Basic Navigation.

Basic Navigation

3 hours. Student System Query Classroom training is a two-part course. The first part (1 hour) is a general review of Basic Navigation. The second part (2 hour) is the overview of the Student System Query.

Students will learn how to view basic Student System forms for general student academic information.

Target Audience: All academic, administrative and support staff who will be using INB to view general student academic information.

View the schedule of upcoming Student System Query courses.

Person Search

Description: Person Search is an introduction to the methods used to perform a thorough search for a person in Banner prior to creating a new SPAIDEN record.

Prerequisites: Basic Navigation

Time: 1 hour

Students will learn how to:

  • Search using wild cards
  • Search using partial names and identification numbers
  • Data standards for entering information into Banner

Target Audience: All academic, administrative and support staff who will perform create new person records in Banner.

View the schedule of upcoming Person Search courses.

Functional Training

For specific functional training, each College and functional area has their own functional expert(s). The functional experts are responsible to train users after the users have attended the Basic Navigation training.

For a list of functional experts within each College, consult the table on the Banner Questions page.