Students’ course information may also be Imported into your Trac system using your current registrar’s Student Information System (an SIS like Banner, PeopleSoft or DataTel) as a source, create file to be imported into your Trac System.
First we need to decide which specific fields need to be extracted from your SIS. Typical fields used for example, are Course ID, section ID, Course Title, Term ID, Instructor ID, Instructor Name, and Grade.
Once your Administrators have decided which fields would be beneficial or essential, we will need to work with your Campus’ IT department to facilitate the data Extract from your SIS.
We prefer two files - a student file (named TracStudents) and a course enrollment file (named TracCourses). Create sample files with 5-10 lines and header rows with the fields you would like to import. These two files will then need to be placed on your Trac server in the Trac application Import folder.
The Trac application will not import data from Excel files and the order and delimiter of the fields is completely up to your preference. However, the format, order, and delimiter of the fields must remain consistent with every import.