Glossary of Banner Terms Revised: January 2005

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Glossary of Banner Terms

Revised: Januar
y 2005




Prepared by: Susan Nesrallah, Computer & Communications Services


October, 2003


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1

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Banner Term

Definition





Academic History Module

Maintains grades and grading policies, and processes and records transfer
articulation and Graduation information.

Account Code

Part of the Banner Chart of Accounts. See FOAPAL.

Accounts Receivable
Module

Record of student account information.

Activity Code

Part of the Banner Chart of Accounts. See FOAPAL.

Admissions Module

Maintains details of admission applications and provides a means to track
required document submissions.

Alert Box

A Dialog
box that pops notifying you on what or how to enter
information. Requires you to respond before continuing.

Application Form

Form used to enter, update or query information.

Approval Field

Identifies how the course was approved.

Billing Hours Field

Tui
tion assessments are based on billing hours per course. The billing
hours are equivalent to our credit values.

Block

An information area on a form.

Calling Form

Form from which you click a button and access another form.

Campus Field

Used to identify t
he campus which offers a course or with which a student
is affiliated. Default: Main

Cancel

Exits from an Option List, List of Values, Editor Window, or Dynamic
Help.

CIP Field

Classification of Instructional Program


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CRN (Course Reference
Number)

A five
-
digit number that uniquely identifies a course “sec
tion”. The first
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Glossary of Banner Terms

Revised: Januar
y 2005




Prepared by: Susan Nesrallah, Computer & Communications Services


October, 2003


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Banner Term

Definition



Credit Hours Field

Indicates the credit weight of the course.

Database

A collection of data organized to serve many applications at the same
time by storing and managing data for easy retrieval.

Degree Field

Identifies the Degree, usually
the degree/major details
-

or “No Degree”.

Department Field

Identifies the Department that offers the course.

Dialog Box

A box containing information. Requires you to respond before
continuing.

Division Field

Identifies the Division that offers the cou
rse.

Drop Down List

Shows three or more values for a field. Any field with a down arrow icon
contains a drop
-
down list.

Edit

Displays a window you can use to add, change, or delete text (especially
useful in entering data in Dynamic Help).

Effective Te
rm Field

Represents the first term a course was valid from.

End Term Field

Represents the term a course was retired. Default is 999999.

Enter Query

Puts the form into query mode and lets you enter search criteria to
retrieve information already in the d
atabase.

ERP (Enterprise Resource
Planner)

A software system designed to support and automates the business
processes of companies and institutions. An ERP does this by integrating
departments and functions to create a single software program that runs
o
ff one database. Banner is the Enterprise Resource Planner for
educational institutions.

Equivalent Course Field

Indicates courses that are regarded as equivalent across all Faculties.

Execute Query

In query mode, searches the database and displays any
records that match
the search criteria.

Exit

From “Forms” and “Windows”, exits out of the form or window.

From “Menus” exists out of the Banner system.

From “Query” cancels the query and takes the form out of query mode.

Exit with Value

From a called for
m, returns to the “calling form” and enters the
highlighted value into the field that called the form.

From a “List of Values (LOV)”, returns to the calling form and enters the
highlighted values into the field in that called form.

Exit without Value

From

“Forms” and “Windows”, exits out of the form or window.

From “Menus”, exits out of the Banner system.

From “Query” cancels the query and takes the form out of query mode.

FAST

Financial Administration Support Tool


integrates with Banner for
financial d
ata budgeting and reporting.

F/P Field

Indicates full or part
-
time status of the student for the term.

Field

Area in a form where data can be entered, queried or displayed. Banner
describes the field as either “enabled, disabled, enterable or display on
ly”.

File

A logical grouping of records.

FOAPAL

Represents the elements of Carleton’s Accounting Distribution in Banner
(Banner Chart of Accounts):

F = Fund (source of the money)

O = Organization (department/admin unit responsible for the fund)

A = Accou
nt (type of expense or revenue)

P = Program (tracks functional area for which the funds are used)

A = Activity (additional details of the expense)

L = Location (location of capital assets)

Form

Window containing enterable fields for a process.





Glossary of Banner Terms

Revised: Januar
y 2005




Prepared by: Susan Nesrallah, Computer & Communications Services


October, 2003


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Banner Term

Definition



From Term
Field

Indicates the term in which the course was first approved.

Full Credit Course

Course that spans more than one term.

Fund Code

Part of the Banner Chart of Accounts. See FOAPAL.

General Person Module

Identifies persons and non
-
persons (companies) i
n the system.

General Student Module

Maintains general student information.

Help

Displays the Oracle Help window for the current field.

Inquiry Form

Used to look up existing information on the databases. Allows you to
view but not update.

Legacy Syste
m

Older computer system usually running on a mainframe computer.

Level Field

Identifies the level of study; i.e.,

UG


Undergraduate

SP


Special

GR


Graduate

List of Values (LOV)

Displays a list of values for the current field if <List> appears in the
status line.

List Serve

An email site that enables users to exchange ideas, propose solutions and
ask for help.

Location Code

Part of the Banner Chart of Accounts. See FOAPAL.

Location Management
Module

Maintains information about the institution’s bui
lding and room facilities
(Housing).

Major Field

A record of the declared Major.

Menu

A list of options you can access with the mouse or keyboard.

More…

Appears in the lower right corner of each window for a series of related
forms. It tells you that t
here are additional forms that can be accessed to
complete a process.

Object

An object can be a form, job, menu or quickflow used in Banner.

Option List

Dialog box displaying two or more items to choose from.

Organization Code

Part of the Banner Chart o
f Accounts. See FOAPAL.

Pop
-
up Window

Dialog box, alert box, or list of values that appear in a separate window.

Prerequisite Field

Identifies courses that must be successfully completed to ensure
eligibility for enrollment in subsequent courses.

Prere
quisite Waiver Field

Identifies who is authorized to waive a prerequisite requirement.

Pcard

Procurement Card for low value purchases assigned to authorized staff
for goods and services up to specified amounts.

Pcard Administrators

The group that approve
s applications for Pcards, monitors all Pcard usage
and who may revoke the Card privilege of Cardholders in the event of
misuse.

Program Code

Part of the Banner Chart of Accounts. See FOAPAL.

Program Field

Identifies the goal or credential the student i
s working towards; i.e.,

All Degrees & Certificates

EXCH
-
GR


Graduate Exchange

EXCH
-
UG


Undergraduate Exchange

LOP


Undergraduate Letter of Permission.

Query Form

Used to look up existing information on the database.

Quick Flow

A technique that allows

you to access a set of forms in a specified
sequence.

Rate Field

Determines Student Fees; i.e.,

D


Domestic Fee Rate

I


International Fee Rate





Glossary of Banner Terms

Revised: Januar
y 2005




Prepared by: Susan Nesrallah, Computer & Communications Services


October, 2003


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Banner Term

Definition



Reconciliation

The process whereby the Cardholder approves the purchases by
confirming or assigning the appr
opriate FOAPALs.

Record

All information displayed in the window for an item.

Registration Module

Maintains student current enrolment information and defines rules
determining student and course status.

Repeat Status Field

Used to designate if the course

can be repeated or not. Repeat Status does
not control any processing and is used for display only.

Rollback

A standard button that appears on most forms.

From an application or inquiry form, clears all information and returns to
the first enterable fie
ld in the key information area.

From a validation form, returns to the first enterable field on the form.

From a query form, returns to the first enterable field on the calling form.

Save

Saves all changes entered.

Scroll Down

Moves down repeating record
s or lists of information that cannot be
displayed in one window.

Select

Chooses an item by highlighting it or clicking it with a mouse.

Show Keys

Displays the list of keyboard options.

Single Term Course

Indicates a course that begins and ends within a

single term.

Status Field

Indicates the current standing of a course; i.e.,

AS


Active

IS


Inactive

IG


Inactive Graduated

Student System
Management Module

Used for tape load processing and rule creation.

Student Type Field

Identifies whether the st
udent is new or returning; i.e.,

N


New to Carleton

R


Returning to Carleton

T


Transferred to Carleton

V
-

Visiting (exchange or LOP)

C


Continuing in Program

X


Old Records

Subject Field

Specifies the Subject Code of the course.

Table

A collection
of logically related fields such as student’s biographic
information.

Term Field

Specifies the effective term of the course; i.e.,

Year


4 characters (2004)

Session:

Winter = 10

Summer = 20

Fall = 30

To Term Field

Indicates the last term up to which the

data being displayed was valid.

Validation Form

Used to define the values that can be entered in specified fields on
application forms.

Validation Table

Allows the user to tailor Banner to their needs by providing lists of
allowable values for specific
fields.

Wildcard (%)

The % character that is used in search criteria to represent other unknown
characters; e.g., %J will search for everything ending in J.

Window

Displays an information area.