SIS Basics

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SIS Basics documentation is intended for all Staff and Faculty who will use SIS.

Online Tutorials – See It! Try It! Print It!

Use the SIS Basic Navigation Online Tutorials.
For off-campus users, first log in to the Tufts SSL VPN.

Quick Guides

Academic Structure
Academic Structure Crosswalk
This document compares the academic structure in Legacy SIS to the academic structure in SIS.
Quick Guide
SIS Term Code Quick Guide
Academic Structure Diagram Diagram


Navigating Overview
•Signing In to SIS
•Recognizing Universal Navigation Elements (Screen Shot)
•Getting Around SIS: Navigational Features and Components (Screen Shot)
•Hot Keys and Access Keys
•Search and Look Up Features in SIS (Screen Shot)
Topics include: Search Pages, Search Results, using Saved Searches, Search Page Operators, using Wildcards, and using the Find Feature.
Quick Guide 


Adding and Updating Data
•Action Types
•Categories of Effective-Dated Rows
•High-Level Keys
•Using Update/Display
•Using Include History
Quick Guide


Other Navigational Features
•Sending Notifications
•Setting User Preferences
•Changing Your Password
Quick Guide

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