January 27, 2011
The Gemini team recognizes that a major factor in the launch of a new system is user training. With the approaching launch of these systems, the Gemini Training Team is in high gear. Letitia Andrews and Patricia Roffe have spent the past few months creating a variety of instructional offerings to prepare users for our February 21 launch date.
Recent inquiries from users all over campus reflect a keen interest in the new systems. People want to be ready for Gemini Go-live.
To handle the varying needs of the users, the training team has created everything from instructor-led classroom sessions (mostly geared towards the Financials and HR personnel), online slide presentations, PDF aids, and instructional movies. If a user just wants a quick list of steps describing how-to do something, they can watch a video or read a PDF. For users that are making a major transition in how they do their jobs, Instructor-led courses provide a venue where they can get the necessary understanding of the new systems. They can also get questions answered quickly in a hands-on environment.
Registration is straightforward, and required for all the training courses. To get started, visit the Gemini Training page and review the information there. Before you register for any class, take some time to review the PeopleSoft Training Roles document. This will point you in the direction your training should take. Find the training role that most closely matches your duties and responsibilities and review the classes listed there. Once you know what classes you want to take, visit the appropriate registration page and sign up (some classes require manager approval).
Technical Trainer Letitia Andrews is anxious to get started. "We've put a lot of work into creating these training tools," she says, "and I can't wait to start getting it into the users' hands."
When asked what the most important thing users should know about the upcoming training, Patricia Roffe responded, "People need to be patient and ask questions."
Letitia is also excited about the training possibilities offered by the new Galaxy Portal. "Once the new Galaxy launches we will be able to deliver training content straight to an individual from the portal home page," Letitia said. "And we will be able to display that training according to a user's role, greatly simplifying the registration process."
Updated: May 16, 2013
The Galaxy Portal has launched and Gemini is live! For information about training, be sure to check out the Training page. Several online presentations are available for immediate viewing. You can also sign up for instructor-led classes. Tools, such as conversion reference tables, are also available. If you have a general question about Gemini, eProcurement, or other topics, check out the FAQ page. Additionally, more training materials are available on the Galaxy Portal, in the My Galaxy Training section.
I recently sent an email to one of the Gemini team members with a question; I expected a long wait for a response. To my surprise, I received a response within five minutes! Thank you for not only working hard to set us up for success, but for remembering that there is more to success than quality technology. — Lauren Clark, Development Associate, Office of Development and Alumni Relations