COMPASS Release 3 to launch Jan. 16

The next phase of the COMPASS project, the ongoing effort to unify and modernize campus student service systems, will launch Jan. 16. To support this launch, new training materials are available. If you manage undergraduate student majors, minors and certificates, or if you are a graduate coordinator or staff member who maintains student information in GIMS, this training is for you. If you already have access to GIMS and/or the ability to change undergraduate majors, you will not need to request new security.

As has been communicated to those affected by this change, the online course, PRO337 – Student Program Plan Maintenance, should be completed before Jan. 16 by anyone who needs to familiarize himself or herself with the legacy system prior to the transition. The training takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete and can be taken in segments.

After you have taken the online course, you are welcome to stop by at any time during open labs, held on the afternoons of Jan. 22–25, for in-person help and troubleshooting. These open labs are not instructor-led training and are not mandatory. You can register for the labs via myTraining by searching “Student Program/Plan Open Lab” or you can stop by anytime during the sessions. Online instruction guides and simulations are available in the Student Program Plan toolkit via the Student Information System section of the Toolkit Resource Center.

The second course to launch as part of the third COMPASS release is OUR001: Maintaining Student Groups. This course is designed for special program coordinators and those maintaining student groups. This course will teach you how to view, manage and load an external file to activate and inactivate students into student groups within the myUFL system.

Resources supporting all new processes have been added to the Student Information System section of UF Training and Organizational Development’s Toolkit Resource Center.

For the most up-to-date information on the COMPASS project, please visit the COMPASS website.