Welcome! This site is designed to allow UT Dallas staff, faculty and administrators to review and select appropriate PeopleSoft training opportunities.
Click here to download a catalog of all PeopleSoft class descriptions or click a link below to display the full description of that class.
The PeopleSoft Training Courses document suggests courses for varying roles including Administrative Assistant, Business Officer, Supervisor, and Faculty. If you have other questions about the courses you may need to take, please contact a member of the PeopleSoft Training team or your Fiscal/Business Officer.
All online course calendars show 8:00am for every day. This doesn’t matter. You can take this course anytime, anywhere.
Click on the date/time of the class you want to take. Be sure to check the next month. Fill out the form and Submit.
This class has two parts: Online, and Instructor-Led. PART 1 (Online) must be taken first.
PART 1 is an online course designed to give all users the fundamentals of using PeopleSoft. (Select PeopleSoft and Related Training on the eLearning homepage.)
Learn how to login, navigate, create a Favorite, and use the common buttons, icons, and links found in PeopleSoft.
PART 2 is an instructor-led course designed to give users a greater understanding of PeopleSoft and its functionality.
Learn how to conduct complex searches, work with search results, and update data. Other topics include Effective Dates, history data, Search/Match, FERPA, and service indicators. This 1.5 hr class is conducted twice a month and is also available as needed by contacting the Training Team.
PeopleSoft Financial Management courses (online and instructor-led) are your tools to explain to use Budgeting (Commitment Control), IDTs, Auto JEs, Billing, Reporting and Analytics and Account Reconciliation.
PeopleSoft HR allows every employee to manage their own information through HR Employee Self-Service. The online courses cover specific topics, so that you can take them however, whenever and wherever you wish by downloading the files to your computer.
Self-paced tutorials are available on Galaxy covering the following topics:
Your best source is your supervisor. However, a PeopleSoft Training Role document is available which outlines suggested courses for a variety of roles.
PeopleSoft training is always recommended. Training is required before security access can be given in Orion. The security of student information in Orion is protected by FERPA – the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of the Federal government.
It’s helpful to bring a red pen and highlighter. Note: No food or drink is allowed. A small water bottle – with a secure cap is allowed.
Simply put: the person assigned a specific module (related portions) of an application and is responsible for ensuring appropriate security is granted and that the module is functioning correctly.
Orion is the “personalized” name given to the Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions. It was implemented in 2008-2009. Gemini is the name given to the “twin” applications of PeopleSoft Financials and HCM, implemented at the same time in 2011. Trivia: Most universities personalize application names based on their mascot or colors.
There are several departments which offer training, notably Information Security and eLearning. Many training opportunities can be found on the HR training calendar and/or the Comet Calendar. The news email ‘Intercom’ often contains information on training classes available.
Classrooms vary with each class. They are listed at the time you register so be sure to look for it. The interactive Campus Map is very helpful. Note: Classes start on time.
Your supervisor starts the process with listing your job responsibilities on a CAR form. The “data owner” determines what access is given based on the responsibilities listed. Always notify your supervisor if you don’t have access or the right access to perform your job responsibilities.
The most common reason is that changes have been made to the application either by the Office of Information Technology or PeopleSoft. These changes are made in response to changes in government regulations or change requests by users. Less likely, you may have made a change to your computer or a customization in PeopleSoft and you were unaware of its affect. Clear your cache occasionally to avoid unexpected bugs.
The most common cause is that you need to clear your cache. Every time you visit a web site, cache accumulates on your computer and can cause it to run slowly or lock up. You should set your Control Panel – Internet Options to “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed”. Call the Help Desk at x2911 if you need help doing this. Less frequently, if you have already cleared cache, you may have to close your browser and log back in. Also, be alert to campus-wide email notifications of any larger issues.
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If you have any questions regarding training (class registration, topics offered, changing or rescheduling a class, etc.), please contact the PeopleSoft training team members.