Whether you're entering your data from scratch or you're working with data we imported from your old system, these video tutorials will orient you on the basics of Populi Academics. We recommend that you watch each video and then give the functions discussed a try in your instance of Populi. If you have questions, submit a support request.
Make sure to check out the Introduction to Populi and Security articles. You'll probably also want to look over this article, which describes how to get all of your offices (including Financial and Admissions, etc.) started with Populi.
If there are going to be other people assisting you with setup, you can add them and make them users. If they are already in Populi, search for them, go to their profile, and give them access. Make sure you give some thought to what User Role they should have as that will determine what they have access to.
Adding or Modifying Terms
Add new Terms or modify existing Terms to specify how your Academic Year is structured.
Adding or Modifying Courses in the Course Catalog
The Course Catalog lists every course you've offered in a past term or plan to offer in a coming term and manages basic settings about your courses.
Adding and Modifying Programs
Add or modify your programs and your program defaults.
Adding and Setting Up Degrees
Add or modify degrees and specializations. Just add general degree requirements for now. Course requirements will be set up later.
Adding Courses to an Academic Term
Now that you've added courses to your catalog, you can select which courses you want to offer in a given Academic Term (Courses in a Term are called Course Instances).
Adding New Students
If your students are already in the system, you can skip ahead, but be sure to read about everything you can do on Student Profiles. If you are adding new students, follow the directions in the Add New Users tutorial and give them the Student role.
Setting Up Degree Audits using Course Groups
If you'd like to set degree audits up later, you can skip to Step 8. Course Groups allow you to specify course requirements for your degrees and specializations. They also form the back bone of degree audits.
Enrolling Students in Courses
Here's where the magic happens: you enroll students. There are multiple ways to register students for Courses, so take your pick!