Getting Started with Banner

Banner by Ellucian is a fully integrated suite of software that the College uses to manage student and administrative information as well as conduct business.  Integrated software such as Banner are often referred to as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.  They are designed to integrate an organization's business processes and flow information across departments. For links to our ERP products, Ellucian resources and documentation, visit ERP Links.  

Our Banner system encompasses all areas of student records, enrollment, finance, human resources, and advancement.  Here are some FAQs for new Banner users:


What browsers are supported by Ellucian?

Ellucian supports Internet Explorer 9-11, Firefox (for Mac and Windows) and Safari for Banner. Read about Java issues with Google Chrome version 42 and Microsoft Edge.  


ANY INB users on Mac computers are advised NOT to upgrade to macOS Sierra (10.12) until a Java compatible version is released.

What is the difference between INB and SSB

There are two Banner user interfaces: INB (Internet Native Banner) and SSB (Self Service Banner). Access to INB is restrictive. Designated staff are given a level of access that allows them to perform the day-to-day operations related to their work.  The SSB interface, accessible through the eCommon portal, is available to all faculty, staff and students.  SSB allows users to manage their personal information and access other online services.

How do I get access to Banner?

Your supervisor must request access for you from a data custodian of the Banner module you want to use.  For example, if you need access to budget lookup in Banner, you need to contact the Finance office.  To look up student records, you would need to contact the Registrar's office to request access.



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