Overview

View in-depth, step-by-step documentation and movies on a variety of Porches topics including Cognos Reporting and more!

Porches

2017 PORCHES UPGRADE
In Spring 2017, Porches had a major upgrade in systems and design. Watch a demo presentation of the behind-the-scenes changes >>.

The upgrade to a new system  allows continued improvements to Porches. Your suggestions are welcome. Please submit your suggestions to improve Porches here >>

NEW PORCHES TRAINING GUIDES
To request access to manage content and/or announcements in the new Porches system, please fill out the Porches Access Request Form >>

UDit is available to answer questions you have about using the new interface. Please feel free to contact us at ITservicecenter@udayton.edu.

The 2017 Porches content interface looks different but acts quite similarly to the old interface. Targeted content concepts remain the same, even where they are referred to in updated terminology:

OLD TERM NEW TERM
Tab Page
Targeted Content Channel Content Block
Section Section
Targeted announcement, Community announcement Announcement
PORCHES USER GUIDES (2017)
Managing Content

Creating and Managing Announcements in Porches (pdf) >>
Creating and Editing Targeted Content Sections in Porches (pdf) >>
Re-ordering Content Sections and Subsections in Porches (pdf) >>

Banner

General Internet Native Banner Overview (WMV)
Self Service Banner Overview (WMV)
System Maintenance Schedule (XLSX)
BDMS (AppExtender) Maximizing Performance (PDF)
Cognos Cognos Basic Overview (PDF)
Cognos Reporting Presentation (WMV)
Cognos Maximizing Performance (PDF)
DegreeWorks DegreeWorks Training Manual for Faculty (PDF)
DegreeWorks Training Manual for Students (PDF)
Adding or Changing an Advisor - SGAADVR (PDF)
Adding or Removing Registration Holds - SOAHOLD (PDF)
Graduation Application Instructions (PDF)
Midterm and Final Grading Instructions (PDF)
Printing a Class Roster (PDF)
Registration - SFAREGS (PDF)
Registration - SFAREGS View Only (PDF)
Faculty and Advisors Feedback and Early Alerts (PDF)
Finance Finance Self Service Guide (PDF)
Workflow Maximizing Performance (PDF)

Time Reporting - Approver

General FAQ for Approvers (PDF)

Time Reporting - Employee

General

Time Reporting FAQ (PDF)
Exempt Employee

Exempt Employee FAQ (PDF)
Exempt Employee Flowchart (PDF)

Non-Exempt Employee

NonExempt Employee Flowchart (PDF)