Frequently Asked Questions
Prior to being assigned a Banner username, all faculty and staff are required to successfully complete Banner general navigation training. This training can be scheduled by calling the Computer Services Center at 460-6161.
After submitting a request for a Banner account (Banner Request) and completing general navigation training, the user will be notified of his/her username and temporary password. An explanation of the default username and password for this account is below:
Most faculty and staff will have a Banner username of the first initial of his/her first name immediately followed by his/her last name.
John Smith = jsmith
In certain cases where two individuals have the same name, the first and middle initial along with the last name or any other combinations may be used. In any case you will be notified of your correct username.
John David Smith = jsmith
John Paul Smith = jpsmith
The initial password will be randomly selected and provided to you. After your first logon to Banner you will be asked to change your password, please do so. Follow on-screen instructions.
In the event a user forgets his/her password, the user should contact the Computer Center @ 460-6161 and request that the password be reset. The user will be contacted with his/her new password. Banner password reset requests are typically processed within the same day.
You can use the Oracle wildcards % and _ in the search criteria:
. The character % represents any number of unspecified characters.
. The character _ represents one occurrence of an unspecified character.
The following examples illustrate the use of wildcards:
|To get these results:||Enter this criteria:|
|All entries that contain "ma"||%ma%|
|All entries that begin with "ma"||ma%|
|All entries that have "ma" as the last two characters||%ma|
|All entries that have "m" as the second character||_m%|
With experience, it becomes easier to narrow your queries to get the results you want. Remember Banner is case sensitive.