BANNER @ BUFFALO STATE

FACULTY AND STAFF

Search for courses - student view

To see the same search results that students see in Banner, you must search on behalf of a student using the “Look Up Classes” option. A special student (Sandy Student) has been created in the system that you can use for this purpose.  The procedure is:

  1. Select the Faculty/Staff Services tab (or the Faculty and Staff link)
  2. Click Look Up Classes
  3. Select a term and submit
  4. On the Student and Advisee ID Selection page, search for Sandy Student via her BID (B00557797) or name. Click Submit
  5. On the Faculty Student PIN page, enter her PIN (111111) and click Submit


Search for Writing Intensive courses

  1. Once you are on the Look-Up Classes page, enter the text “%W” (without the quotes) in the Course Number field. 
  2. Click the Class Search button at the bottom of the page.
  3. The results will show a list of all course sections that have a title ending in W, namely the writing intensive courses.


Search for Intellectual Foundation courses

  1. On the Look-Up Classes page, select the appropriate Intellectual Foundation or General Education requirement in the Attribute Type field near the bottom of the page. 
  2. Click the Class Search button at the bottom of the page.
  3. The results will show a list of all course sections that meet the IG or GE requirement selected.
  4. To search for course sections meeting more that one of the requirements, hold down the Ctrl key (Apple key on the Mac) and click as many of the options in the Attribute Type field as required.


There are other helpful tips the various documents on the Banner Webs site for faculty and staff at
http://www.buffalostate.edu/Banner/faculty.xml, such as the Quick Reference Guide to Banner at http://www.buffalostate.edu/Banner/documents/Task.pdf