EMPOWER’s Academic Standing features allow your institution to assign honorary, disciplinary, and “good” academic standings to students based on their performance for the term.  Set up simple to complex rules for defining what criteria students must meet to be placed in each category, then run the process and let EMPOWER do the rest.

This webinar covers the basics of the full academic standing configuration process: define academic standing categories, including printing them on transcripts and automatically applying student holds for disciplinary standings such as probation; configure simple to complex rules checking for term based or cumulative grades, GPAs, Test Scores and more.

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See how advisors can best use the EMPOWER Web portal. This short overview highlights some basics about how advisors navigate the Web portal, what queries are available for them, and how to decide on which screens advisors should have access to. Specific attention is given to the Student Search Portal and includes information on how to customize screens to make EMPOWER more intuitive for advisors.

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Applying for a degree is as easy as 1-2-3! During this webinar you’ll learn:

  1. How to set up and configure the online application functionality
  2. How the students apply online for a degree
  3. How to process the students’ applications

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This webinar will demonstrate the basic attendance functions within EMPOWER, and describe some of the advanced functions that EMPOWER attendance tracking can also provide. After a brief demonstration, we’ll take a look at some of the attendance reports EMPOWER can produce to make sure that you stay up to date on attendance at your institution.

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The automated advisor assignment features allow you to define the rules by which students are assigned to specific advisors and then automate the process of placing them with that advisor. Learn how to set up combination rules that define a student and then use those rules to link qualified students to one or more advisors.

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EMPOWER’s class cancellation process allows you to move through all aspects of cancelling a class in a few short steps. Increase productivity and record keeping by learning how to find under-enrolled sections, change class status to “cancelled,” drop students, and notify students and instructors of the cancellation with customized letters.

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EMPOWER can produce a report for the National Student Clearinghouse, allowing users to easily update the Clearinghouse with the status of their students. This webinar covers how to set up and produce that report, along with some troubleshooting tips for the most common questions.

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EMPOWER’s CLH Transcript Request screen provides a way for users to view and process orders for transcripts from the National Student Clearinghouse, automatically creating a zip file of PDF documents that are sent back to the Clearinghouse for electronic delivery. This webinar provides training on how to process orders for electronic copies of transcripts, as well as how to handle special cases such as students with transcript holds or those who have requested hard copy transcripts.

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Specific skills (i.e. drawing blood, taking blood pressure, etc.) may not be a requirement to pass a particular class and/or do not affect a class grade but a student’s demonstrated competency in these areas may be a requirement for earning their degree. In this webinar, you will learn how to set up, grade and track these competencies.

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EMPOWER’s Continuing Education functionality is a completely automated process that allows the general public to register and pay for courses (such as continuing education, community education, seminars, etc.) without first logging into the system. This webinar demonstrates the various elements of the course catalog and walks a new user through the registration and payment process.

Highlights of Continuing Education:

  • Completely automated, intuitive process
  • Courses displayed by location, category and complexity level
  • Unlimited display of locations including descriptive text for each, as well as link options to provide maps or additional location information
  • Image display for courses, course categories and instructors
  • 1600 character course descriptions
  • Course information displayed including tuition, instructor, meeting days & times and course  start date, as well as user defined attributes that can be used for things like course materials, software used, or other information about the course
  • Instructor links for those instructors who have external web pages
  • Color coding indicating available, almost full and waitlisted courses
  • Coupon code creation and application
  • Immediate bill payment via PayPal
  • Immediate posting of charges and payments
  • Immediate posting of registration

For more information about Continuing Education, view the demonstration and contact EMPOWER at support@empowersis.com .

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Use EMPOWER Profiles to create extracts that can be opened within Microsoft Excel.  This webinar will go through the full process of generating extracts, verifying the addresses that will display, and tagging students with trackable Communication Codes (Action ID Code). Although focused on profiles, this webinar will also be useful for creating extracts elsewhere in EMPOWER.

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A closed message system within EMPOWER, the Notes function allows users to attach a note to an individual student’s record for other departments to read or to send messages to other EMPOWER users, either individually or by user group. A single note can be sent or a note can be scheduled to be sent on a regular basis, such as reminding registrars to perform rollovers every term or year.

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A comprehensive campus directory, the Data Book provides an online profile of individuals within specific user groups such as students, faculty and alumni. Separate Data Books can be created based on the groups who have been given permission to view them and the data that has been set up to be displayed. This allows for numerous directories to be created, such as students and/or alumni searching for other students and/or alumni; prospects and students searching for faculties and their bios; financial aid administrators looking for students’ aid information; housing administrators looking for students’ housing information; etc. This webinar provides instruction on creating a Data Book including what information is to be displayed about a user group and which user groups have permissions to view it.

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Do you have a large amount of data that needs to be entered into EMPOWER? Why not load it in a single batch instead of hand entering every record? Watch this webinar to learn about the files necessary for loading your data, how to load the data using those files and how to check for any errors within the load. With approximately 50 screens available for load processes within EMPOWER, you’ll want to take advantage of this time saving process.

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Do you have prospects, students, or alumni with multiple EMPOWER records and want to get that data into a single, complete record? This webinar will walk you through how to prevent duplicates, find existing duplicates, move and merge data, and delete records so your information can stay current and organized.

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Create and maintain events in EMPOWER using Events Management. In Part 1, intermediate users will see the extensive functionality of Events Management including online self-registration, creating secondary events within events, assigning attendees to groups and tracking event attendance, just to name a few. Attendees will learn how to set up and maintain events both on the web and office view of EMPOWER and how those with login credentials can easily register for an event.

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Event registrants are required to have login credentials to register for an event. Part 2 of this webinar provides instruction on providing login information to prospects who would like to register for an event.

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EMPOWER’s Web Portal provides over 75 web screens to support advisors and faculty members in performing their job function simply and quickly on the web. By no means exhaustive, this webinar provides an overview of these user groups’ most frequently used functions on the web. (To see a complete list of available web screens refer to DocLoc’r to access the EMPOWER Web Summary and Web Security documents. A webinar is also available providing instruction on Web Portal Menu Maintenance.)

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Using EMPOWER, create the required data reporting to the NSLDS regarding the programs that are considered qualified to report. This is applicable for all programs at a proprietary school and all non-degree programs offered at other schools.  This webinar demonstrates how to create the data in EMPOWER to either directly report to NSLDS or to the Clearinghouse.

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Learn the basics of your EMPOWER’s Grade Table setup screens and configure “sequence order” correctly. The instructions in this webinar will help you configure your grade table so that automated rules for Degree Audit and Academic Standing work correctly without any need for manual corrections.

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Take control of student grades and GPA calculations by fully mastering the Grade Table and all of its functions. This webinar, in conjunction with Grade Table Maintenance Part 1: Sequence Order, will go through all of the grade table options to ensure your students’ data is accurate and requires minimal manual changes. Learn about how GPA is calculated, how different grades handle repeat rules, handling numeric grading, and much more. Because Grade Tables are an integral and sensitive part of Student Records, only Student Records Administrators and Boss users are likely to have access to the screens discussed in this webinar.

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EMPOWER has discovered that many schools are not collecting their IPEDS ethnicity data correctly – both in terms of EMPOWER’s functionality and NCES’s official IPEDS guidelines. This webinar gives detailed instructions on the correct way to set up online applications and collect ethnicity information from prospects and students. Learn to use EMPOWER’s designated demographic and attribute codes to stay in compliance with IPEDS regulations and keep your data accurate.

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Learn how to record clinical hours in the web attendance process, validate them during grading and report them on the transcript. In addition, see how reporting can be done using a query for the student(s) enrollment records and how the clinical hours can be reflected on the student’s transcript if desired by the school. This overview will show how a single source of entry can be used to track this important piece of information for the student.

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Save time and keep your records accurate by using EMPOWER’s Missing and Incomplete Grade Query screen. Find and keep track of your missing grades, notify instructors, and enter grades as needed. Additionally, manage incomplete grades by communicating to instructors and students about upcoming deadlines, enter newly earned grades, or quickly change all incompletes to a failing grade after a deadline has passed.

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Do you have students in your AT and SR modules who are missing key pieces of information? EMPOWER has a process to check for missing student data in the AT and SR modules. This session will discuss how to set up a missing data search, do individual and batch missing data checks, automate the data checking process, and communicate with students about incomplete data.

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The MSPE process within EMPOWER provides the ability for administrators to create the text for Medical Student Performance Evaluation letters on the web. Students can review their letter text, entering section-by-section feedback and administrators can respond to student feedback and update MSPE letter text based on those communications. This webinar provides training on how to set up and utilize the MSPE process in EMPOWER.

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Narrative evaluations in EMPOWER can be used as simply as allowing faculty members to select a predefined evaluation of a student, adding additional narrative text if desired or they can be used in a more complex way, such as setting thresholds where faculty members are required to enter narrative text depending on the pre-defined evaluation selected; requiring students to submit feedback on an evaluation and/or allowing students to provide peer reviews to each other. This webinar will provide users with the instruction that they need to configure narrative evaluations, complete the evaluations that have been assigned to them and to view the evaluations that they have completed or that have been completed about them.

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EMPOWER’s online forms can be used for things like inquiries, applications, secondary applications, student data review and event registration. This webinar will provide an overview of each of these functions as well as training on the basic setup of an online form.

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When creating online forms in EMPOWER, users can add special screens that allow applicants to do things like upload multiple documents, fill out completely user definable questionnaires or pay a fee associated with the form being completed. Mapping can also be done so that applicants are presented with a form based on their answer to a question, avoiding the need for a potentially long list of applications. Take advantage of this webinar that provides instruction on the use of these screens in your online forms.

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When creating online forms in EMPOWER, simple HTML code can be used to define breaks and headings within pages, create bolded or highlighted text and include links to outside sources, such as special instructions or the FAFSA. This webinar will provide users with the instructions they’ll need to use HTML code to create a cleaner, well organized online form.

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Give students a customized path to their degree with Plan of Study. Create default plans by degree and major that lay out exactly which classes students should take and when, and then customize them for individual students. Choose to hold students accountable by making plans uneditable, monitoring their progress, and restricting their registration to classes in the plan. Use the forecasting tool to anticipate how many sections should be offered in future terms.

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Are you overwhelmed trying to figure out how to use the vast amount of EMPOWER data to get meaningful information? Reporting Profiles are your solution! Reporting Profiles allow you to produce lists and counts of individuals based on an extensive amount of data as selection criteria. You can also use the lists to send emails, letters and as selection criteria for various reports and extracts. Profiles can be used again and again and provide the foundation for even more specialized reports.

During this webinar on Reporting Profiles, users will see:

  • What they are
  • How to use them
  • Where they can be applied

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Rollovers provide the ability to create records for new catalogs and term tables by copying existing records, avoiding manual data entry. This webinar provides a review of how to get an institution’s catalog ready for the next academic year including how and when to roll over catalogs and terms and how and when a rollover can (and can’t) be undone.

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Are you interested in keeping a record of student actions that are of special circumstances such as disciplinary actions, achievements, special accommodations made for students, etc.? In this webinar, you’ll see how to configure EMPOWER to be able to add, edit and/or delete student actions.

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EMPOWER’s Student Trouble Alerts function provides a way to identify students who may be headed for, or are already experiencing academic difficulty. In this overview, you’ll see how to set up the rules for identifying at-risk students and for sending automated notifications.

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Create surveys, exams and questionnaires via a new web screen. This webinar provides an overview of the enhanced survey maintenance process that gives users the ability to search, edit, preview, copy and inactivate existing surveys as well as create new surveys all from the web portal.

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Surveys can be used for creating course evaluations, general surveys, and questionnaires for use in the admissions recommendation process and online forms, such as applications and inquiry cards. Learn how to create surveys and questionnaires using this powerful tool.

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Tribal colleges have special needs when it comes to reporting. EMPOWER can help! Attend this 45 minute webinar and learn how to generate the statistics needed for reports like AIKIS and IPEDS. This webinar is intended for those responsible for submitting AKIS and/or PEDS reports.

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The EMPOWER Web Portal provides Student Records users with the ability to demonstrate to students how to use EMPOWER on the Web. This webinar will provide an overview of what students can do on the Web, allowing EMPOWER Specialists to demonstrate the following to Student Records users: login menu, launch page, menu and user specific functions.

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The EMPOWER Web Portal offers the convenience of registration right on the Web. In overview, you’ll see how a student registers for classes using the EMPOWER Web Portal, how to set up basic web registration and what additional options are available to enhance your registration process.

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EMPOWER’s Web Registration Windows provide users with the ability to set up specific windows of time when registration can take place for different groups of students and to define the courses that are open for registration at that time, giving schools greater control over Web registration. Part 1 of the Web Registration Windows webinars guides users through the process of creating simple registration windows and more complex windows with tiered registration for subgroups of students.

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EMPOWER’s Web Registration Windows provide users with the ability to set up specific windows of time when registration can take place for different groups of students and to define the courses that are open for registration at that time. In Part 2 of the Web Registration Windows webinars, users will learn how to restrict registration to specific courses during a registration window and how to randomly assign a large list of students to smaller groups to create a lottery type of registration scenario.

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Are you trying to find a student but aren’t sure how to spell their name? Would you like to find students with holds on their accounts who have less than/more than a specific account balance? Would you like to use EMPOWER without removing your hands from the keyboard? Use wildcards and shortcuts to do this and so much more!

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