SGASADD - Student Attributes and Cohorts

From the Banner Application Navigator "AppNav", enter SGASADD and click the screen name if it is displayed in the drop down as you type, or press "Enter".

SGASADD is the Banner page to define and maintain student Attributes and Cohorts. With SGASADD, you can:

  • Find a student's Cohort and/or Attributes (ex. Fully Online, Club Sport Participant, etc.).
  • Enter and maintain student Attributes and Cohorts.
  • There is an example and some additional helpful resource links at the bottom of this web page.

1. Type the person's ID Number in the ID field.  (If you do not know the ID#, press Tab to move to the next field, and type the last name, a comma, and then first name of the person). You can also click the 3 dots (...) next to the ID field to search by name (jump to 1A below).

Press Enter or the 'Go' button on the right of the screen (You may see a confidentiality warning in the upper right corner if the person is an employee - press Enter to acknowledge the warning). Go to step 2 below.

1A. If you selected the 3 dots (...) to search by name, click the 'Person Search' link when prompted. That will display a method to search by person (example below):

1B. Enter the last name, first name, etc. You can use "wildcard characters" to search (ex. Morr%). When ready, click the 'Go' button on the right of the screen.

2. Your search results will be displayed. Double-click the ID of the appropriate student (or select 'Select' in the bottom right), and you will be returned to the initial SGASADD screen when you will enter the appropriate Term, then click 'Go' in the upper right. Note: Select the row where the ID begins with 'R'. You may see other IDs for the same person due to the Patriot data conversion, but select the row where ID = 'R0xxxxxxx'. 

Once you select the student to work with, and the associated Term you wish to add / begin tracking the Student Attribute(s) or Cohort(s), you will be presented with a screen similar to the below.

  • You will see the Term you selected on the top row next to the student ID / name.

Adding / Maintaining Cohort or Student Attribute Codes

1. If the student does not have any prior Cohort(s) or Attribute(s) defined, the rows will be blank similar to the example below. In this case, to add new Cohort(s) or Attribute(s):

  • Mouse click into the Cohort Code or Attribute Code fields.
  • Mouse click the 3 dots next to the field to display a list of values, and select the appropriate code from that list.
  • Note: The code 'From Term' will be the Term selected when entering this screen, and the Term that is displayed on the top of this screen next to the Student ID / name. The 'To Term' will default to '999999' which means no end (as long as the student is enrolled). This is OK and correct Banner functionality.
  • Click 'Save' on the bottom right of the screen.

2. If the student has prior Cohort(s) or Attribute(s) defined, the row(s) will be populated similar to the example below. In this case, to add or end new Cohort(s) or Attribute(s):

  • Use the block navigation arrows on the bottom left of the screen to navigate to the Student Cohort or Student Attribute block; the student code type that you want to do maintenance on:

  • Note: The Term you selected to work with (upper right next to the student ID / name) is different than the 'From Term(s)' listed for the Cohort and/or Student Attribute code(s). This is correct.
  • Select (mouse click) the 'Maintenance' button - the Cohort and Student Attribute screen block must be selected/active for the 'Maintenance' button to be enabled (from the prior step).
  • Mouse clicking the 'Maintenance' button will display the following options:

     A. If you want to add a new cohort(s) or student attribute(s) and-or also extend the existing cohort(s) or attribute(s), select the 'Copy Student Attribute' option.
     
Otherwise go to option B below.

  • You may see a warning message such as this (top right), click OK to continue or CANCEL to cancel this transaction:

  • On the main screen, you will then see the 'From Term' change to the Term you are working with (ex. 202180) and the Student Attribute(s) or Cohort(s) will be displayed. The 'To Term' will default to '999999' which is OK/correct. The block on the screen will be similar to the below which is an example of copying a Student Attribute.

  • To insert a new Cohort or Student Attribute code, click the [+]Insert button (upper right), which will create a new row on the screen, and select the appropriate Cohort or Student Attribute Code.

      B. If you want to end cohort(s) or student attribute(s), click 'End Student Attribute'.

  • You may see a warning message such as this (top right), click OK to continue or CANCEL to cancel this transaction:

  • On the main screen, you will then see the 'To Term' change to the Term you are working with (ex. 202180) for the Student Attribute(s) or Cohort(s) you are ending. The 'From Term' will remain as the term that the Student Attribute(s) or Cohort(s) were established.

Always mouse click on 'Save' (bottom right) when complete to save your changes.

Helpful Example:

The student was an athlete ATHL for Fall 2021. The student is no longer an athlete effective Spring 2022. Update the student’s record by ending the attribute. 

1. Enter the 202210 term code and click 'Go'

2. Click the attribute to get into the Student Attribute field / block 

3. Click on the From Term field to activate the Maintenance icon. 

4. Click on the icon and select “End Student Attribute”; 202210 will be entered / default in the To Term field. 

5. Click on the Save button.

If there are additional attributes for the term – follow these instructions to maintain the continuance of the additional attributes listed: 

1. Enter 202210 in the term field on the main screen and click 'Go'. 

2. Mouse click into the Attribute field / Attribute section 

3. Click on the From Term field to activate the Maintenance icon. 

4. Click on the icon and select Copy Student Attribute

5. The From Term now indicates the same term as the main screen (202210) and the To Term is 999999. 

6. Click on the row with the attribute to be ended and click on the Remove Record icon [-]Delete.

 

Helpful resources:

Youtube video on adding/maintaining Student Cohorts and Student Attributes

Downloadable document