Banner and related information systems
Banner is an Oracle™ enterprise database used by McGill University to store all student and financial data. While the database itself is called Banner, there are several user interfaces and systems that access this data:
- Banner INB (Internet Native Banner) - is a web-based interface used by administrative staff to perform the tasks for which they are responsible. It is not used by students or instructors.
- Minerva - a web interface used by students, faculty, and administrative staff, for both self-service and administrative tasks.
- Data Warehouse (DWH) - a snapshot of data from Banner that is refreshed nightly.
- ApplicationXtender - is a desktop and a web application that is used for viewing, scanning and indexing documents and it integrates with Banner.
To access Banner from home, you must first set up a VPN connection. When using VPN, be mindful to disconnect when done, as the availability of connections is limited.
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|Login and authorization||Login procedures
|Permanent or temporary removal of access/
permissions for Transfer or Termination (TNT)
|SIS Access Removal or Reinstatement|
|Training on Banner||IT Training or call
|How-tos, field descriptions and
videos for using Banner forms
|Banner Documentation Index
Accessible from the Book icon in the Banner toolbar.
|Knowledge base articles||Banner INB (service description)
Banner UserID and Password
|Solutions to Banner INB installation
and usability issues
|Help with Banner access or
|IT Service Desk or call 514-398-3398|
|Information on scheduled and
|Service status page on the IT Support site|
|Help with Finance system questions||fishelp.acct [at] mcgill.ca (Finance Help Desk) or call 514-398-FINE (3463)
Finance - How to use Banner
Finance - How to use Minerva
|Help with faculty/departmental policy on Banner or the correct data to enter||Local specialists|
|Information on document imaging
|In the Banner toolbar: Clicking on the book icon at the top right of the toolbar also displays the Banner Documentation Index.
The question mark icon displays the online help facility provided by Sungard SCT, and is not controlled by McGill
Minerva and Data Warehouse
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|Training on Minerva||IT Training or call 514-398-4610|
|Information on Minerva||Minerva for faculty and staff
Minerva for students
|Information on Data Warehouse (DWH) and reporting tools||Data Warehouse service description
DWH refresh schedule
Accessing Financial Information for Reporting Purposes - Web and Crystal Report Templates
SIS authorization form (includes access for Data Warehouse)