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The administrative system store institutional and personal records for employees and students.  These systems include:


Banner includes the day-to-day processing of forms and other record-keeping processes. This is the most common way for staff to update institutional records.

OIT Banner Support

Decision Support Databases (DSD)

DSD is the archived data from the banner system. Tables from Banner are copied to a database lovingly referred to as the "Reports Instance." This data can be accessed through a number of different methods/tools:

  • Qmenu/Qadhoc - standardized reports through a web interface
  • Databrowser - program for writing queries against the data; there are numerous existing queries; usually accessed through remote application sharing system called Citrix
  • On Base - document scanning and archiving process


DocuSign is University of Alaska’s electronic signature solution, a cloud-based application, allowing users to send and sign securely as well as input other data into a document with automated document workflow.

OIT DocuSign Support

The UAS Technology Helpdesk can offer basic assistance with these systems. They are primarily managed and operated through various UA-wide teams and UA's Office of Information Technology (OIT). Please visit their website for more tips.


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