Here is a quick overview for getting your Banner user account. Please note that prior to Banner Navigation, employees or affiliates and their sponsoring departments should complete the appropriate documentation. This may take a few days.
Complete I-9, W-4 and other employment paperwork at Human Resources. Then the department initiates an EPAF. An EPAF must be initiated for a Banner account to be created.
Affiliates (non-employee users)
Complete the affiliate paperwork from Human Resources. Then the department initiates an EPAF. An EPAF must be initiated for a Banner account to be created.
Next, Begin Banner Navigation Training:
- Go to Banner Navigation Training. Watch the training and respond to the questions throughout. Complete the electronic form at the end of the training to initiate your Banner account request.
- Within 24 hours of the account request, ITS/MIS will create the Banner user account. The employee can then login to help.uidaho.edu to change his or her password (required to sync all user accesses). The ITS Help Desk may be contacted with questions.
- After consulting with your supervisor about your job duties, review the Banner class information and identify the classes you need to take and in which order.
- Take classes online, register for the next available class(es) or request a class be scheduled through the Banner Training Portal.
Things You Need to Know
As a Banner user, you will automatically be subscribed to the BannerInfo listserv and will remain a listserv member for the duration you are an active Banner user. This listserv is used to provide all Banner users at the University of Idaho an understanding of what is going on in the Banner community as well as provide important information about Banner training, reminders, upgrades, deadlines, issues, etc. If you would like to send a message to all Banner users, submit the email to BannerInfo@uidaho.edu. Emails should be relative to Banner, Banner Training, processing reminders, scheduling changes, etc., and will be moderated.
The Navigation Keys and Icons sheet is a handy tool for every Banner user. Download it and keep a copy handy.
You can use the Java Check tool to make sure that your computer has the correct version of Java installed to successfully use Banner.
If you will be working from off-campus, such as from home or while traveling, you will need to ensure you have a secure VPN connection.