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DataMASTER Workshop

The Office of Information Technology provides training for many aspects of using DataMASTER. A full description of the workshop can be found below.


Instructor: Christina White
Usual Location: Neuberger Hall, 4th floor lab
Length: 2 hours
Description: DataMASTER is data warehouse solution containing student, finance and payroll information from Banner. This introductory workshop covers how to login to DataMASTER, and how to run, export, save and print reports from the data warehouse. Recommended free workshop for all administrative staff and faculty in roles which require student, enrollment, finance or employee analytics. No special technical skills are required.

Hosted by the Business Intelligence Team, this training session covers basic execution and scheduling of pre-formatted reports in the Cognos DataMASTER web site. DataMASTER uses data extracted from Banner admissions, registration, human resources, and finance. This class follows a demonstration, question and answer format.

We'll cover the following DataMASTER features:

  • Gaining DataMASTER access
  • Available types of reports
  • Running reports
  • Exporting reports to Excel and PDF
  • Scheduling reports
  • Access and use of the Data Cookbook

This session will allow some time for hands-on practice with D2L. Depending on the number of attendees and their expertise and needs, there may be opportunity to cover other features/tools available in D2L beyond the aforementioned items.


Additional Material

Query Studio training is available by arrangement. Query Studio allows for ad-hoc queries of the DataMASTER data warehouse. This training is recommended for individuals who have some technical reporting background and are good at working with data extracted into Excel spreadsheets.