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IT Division - Banner


Banner is a mission-critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system used by every office at WKU. The Banner student module houses academic and administrative records for all students including student applications, courses, degree programs, grades, transcripts, financial aid, billing accounts, and over 20 years of academic history. The Banner Human Resources module houses key employee demographic data, position inventory and history, professional credentials, and benefits information. The Banner finance module includes general ledger, purchasing, grants accounting, asset inventory, accounts payable, and budgeting. Related modules include integrated document imaging, degree audit, and enterprise portal.


Banner 9 Information

Banner 9 is the next generation of Banner. The IT Division's Enterprise Applications and Programming team is working hard to bring this upgrade to you in Spring/Summer 2017. For more information please visit our Banner 9 Information page.


Banner 9 Navigation Videos

Banner 9 has had numerous demo sessions for campus users during the implementation. You may review the links below to get an idea of the changes in Banner 9

Student Users Demo on 3/14/17 --

Student Users Demo 3/15/17 --

Student Users Demo 4/5/17 --

Financial Aid Users Demo 4/13/17 --

Finance Users Demo 4/14/17 --

General Banner Users Demo 11/7/17  --


Accessing Banner

Machine requirements:

Windows computer requirements are: Windows 7 or 10 and Internet Explorer 11 (only).

Mac computer requirements are: Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 11 and the Safari browser (only).

The only browsers that will work with Banner after December 31, 2016 will be Internet Explorer 11 and Safari. Once we go to the newest version of Banner: "9" in 2017, the ability to use other browsers will return.

Banner accounts are only created for individuals that need Banner for their position and after they have attended a training session.  Please see our Banner Accounts page for more information about Banner accounts.


Banner Manuals

The manuals here will help you perform different tasks in Banner.


Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 11/29/17