BANNER FAQs

What is Banner?
Banner is a web-based, administrative software application managed by Ellucian specifically for higher education institutions. It is the main database for student, employee, and financial records. There is only one Banner database but two distinct ways to view the data: Self-Service Banner (WebSIS) and Internet Native Banner (INB).  


What is Self-Service Banner (WebSIS)?
Self-Service Banner, known as WebSIS, is a user-friendly online tool that allows for management of personal and academic information through the use of hyperlinks, eliminating the need to stand in line or fill out paper forms. Faculty, staff, and students use WebSIS for the following purposes:

Faculty
• Enter grades
• Access class lists on-line
• Check my schedule on-line
• Perform degree audits
• Access and update personal information


Staff
• Complete and submit time sheets
• View leave balances
• Verify benefit and pay information
• Access and update personal information
• Process budget requisitions

Students
• Register for classes
• Make payments and view account information
• View and update financial aid information
• View grades and academic transcript
• Access and update personal information


How do I access Self-Service Banner (WebSIS)?

Log into Self-Service Banner (WebSIS).  


What is Internet Native Banner (INB)?
Internet Native Banner is a more robust online tool, typically restricted to department heads (e.g., Vice Presidents, Deans, Chairpersons, and Directors) who require a good deal of detailed information. The level of access to Internet Native Banner is determined by the Banner Data Custodians.  

Who are the Banner Data Custodians?
Since Banner is an integrated system, each area has assigned one individual to serve as the Data Custodian of departmental data. Data Custodians are responsible for deciding a user's level of Banner access for navigation and reporting purposes. The data custodians are as follows:

Student Records - Hans Cooper (Hans.Cooper@morgan.edu)
Admissions - Shonda Gray (Shonda.Gray@morgan.edu)
Financial Aid - Tanya Wilkerson (Tanya.Wilkerson@morgan.edu)
Billing and Receivables - Moni Tenabe (Moni.Tenabe@morgan.edu)
Human Resources - Armada Grant (Armada.Grant@morgan.edu)
Finance - Patrick O'Brien (Patrick.Obrien@morgan.edu)
Housing - Christina Jones (Christina.Jones@morgan.edu)


What is the procedure for obtaining access to Internet Native Banner (INB)?
Determine the specific Banner forms or data fields that you would need to view. Explain to your supervisor how access to these data pertains to your job function, particularly if you will be requesting "update" access. INB access will be granted on a "need to know" basis and, therefore, it is imperative that you specify the purpose of your desired access.  

1.      Request that your supervisor send a memorandum approved by your Vice President or Dean to the appropriate Data Custodian based on the fields that you wish to access. Once your request is approved by the Data Custodian, your request will be forwarded to the Administrative Computing department.  

2.      A representative from the Administrative Computing department will contact you via email once your account has been set up.

What are the Data Standards guidelines?
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Data Standards guidelines provide recommendations for establishing measures for the protection, access, and use of Morgan State University data that is electronically maintained on the Banner system. The guidelines define the responsibilities of users who input and access that data. Divisions/departments may have individual guidelines that supplement, but do not replace or supersede these guidelines.

How do I access Internet Native Banner (INB)?
Log into Internet Native Banner (INB).

What training is available for Internet Native Banner (INB)?
Some INB training is provided in face-to-face sessions while other training is available on-line. You must have Banner access PRIOR to attending face-to-face Banner training sessions since you will need your INB username and password for training purposes.  

Online Training:
Finance
Human Resources
Purchasing Card

University INB Training Contacts:
Student Records - Records & Registration, ext. 3300
Academic Budget - Sharon Oliver-Whitehurst, ext. 4681
Finance & Procurement - Lois Whitaker, ext. 3966
Budgets - Bickram Janak, ext. 3587
Purchase Card - Shena Donovan, ext. 4565

 
How do I access Banner data and reports?
For general Morgan State University institutional data, contact Cheryl Rollins in the Office of Institutional Research at Cheryl.Rollins@morgan.edu or at extension 4429. For all other data and reporting needs, contact Steven Law (Steven.Law@morgan.edu or x-3408) or Gilbert Morgan (Gilbert.Morgan@morgan.edu or x-3125) in the Office of Information Technology.