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You may download a PDF version of this page: KB-AdminBanner-NavigationBasics.pdf.

This guide is especially helpful if you have used INB in the past and are transitioning to using Admin Banner. 

Logging In

Admin Banner is now web based. You can use any browser, but Chrome is recommended. As a web-based system, Admin Banner will be a bit slower than Banner INB.

  1. Admin Banner access is through My Missouri State under the Work Resources tab, and in the Admin Banner portlet.

  2. You will be prompted to log in with your Database username and password.

  3. After logging in, the Admin Banner “home” screen will look like this.

You can navigate to any page/form one of two ways.

  1. Type the page/form name into the Search box and hit enter on your keyboard.

  2. Select the page/form from My Banner.

My Banner

To add pages/forms to your My Banner, type My Banner in the search box and hit enter on your keyboard.


Using your mouse, click in the right hand object selection box (see red arrow below). Now use your down arrow on your keyboard, to scroll through any list already there, past the last listing. This will open a text box. You can type in the page/form name into that text box. Hit tab. If you need to add more pages/forms, create another text box by using your down arrow key.


The biggest change from Banner INB to Admin Banner is navigation.

Next/Previous Block is now Next/Previous Section in the lower left corner of the screen. However, you can now use your mouse to click in any field that you want.

Generally, TAB will move you through a section and Next/Previous Section will move you to another page.

Below is a list of Banner INB buttons and functions and the equivalent button in Admin Banner.


Internet Native Banner


Admin Banner


Next Block (initial)




Next Block (continue)


Next Section


Previous Block


Previous Section


Search button


Open Lookup Window


List of Values/List


Open Lookup Window


Commit or Save






Start Over


Options menu (related forms)



Related (related pages)


Enter Query




Execute Query


Filter Records > Go


BDM View Document




BDM Add Document




Previous Record


Shift + tab or mouse


Next Record


Enter or tab or mouse


Clear/Remove Record




Insert Record




Duplicate Record




Previous Item


Shift + tab or mouse


Next Item


Enter or tab or mouse


Clear Item




Duplicate Item








Help (Item Properties)


Tools > Item Properties


Show Keys


Mouse-over tool tips


Data Extract


Tools > Export



Keyboard Shortcuts

Below are a few commonly used keyboard shortcuts. You can download a full list at Admin Banner Keyboard Shortcuts Quick Reference.  














Choose the Green GO or “Next Section”. (ALT-PAGE DOWN).

Pages will have tabs.

The green Start Over will take you back to the first page of the page (SSASECT) (where you entered the term/CRN information).


Each page/form will have an exit button. This takes you back to the previous page/form.

Related Menus

All pages/forms have a RELATED menu. This menu will list pages/forms that are related to the form you are working in.

Tools Menus

Each page/form will have a Tools menu.

Clear Record and Clear Data - May clear out the errors or information that are causing issues for you.

Export - Will allow you to export the information, usually to an excel spreadsheet.

Page Layout - We recommend staying in compact layout.



Pages are made up of sections. You will usually TAB to navigate through the sections or click with your mouse. There will be some instances where Next Section is required within a section, but these instances are few.     

Each section has an expand/hide arrow. For class schedule building, leave each section expanded.

Each section has an Insert, Delete, Copy, Filter option.


Any field that you can query/search has 3 dots next to the field.

Most queries/searches will just give you a list. These were drop down lists in Banner INB. Double-click or choose OK, and the choice is added to the form.

For some queries in Admin Banner,  you will select the fields you want to use from the dropdown list. You will then enter values for those fields.  You can include as many fields as you wish.

Error Messages

There are 3 messages in Admin Banner. A green message is a positive response to whatever action you’ve taken. A yellow message is a warning message that usually requires a question to be answered or an acknowledgement of some kind. A red message is an error that requires action before you can proceed.

Green Message-Positive Response to an Action or Instructional Messages.


Yellow Message-Warning


Red message - Error


Error messages may cover up the START OVER button. To “hide” the error message, click on the Message Indicator. You can click on the message indicator at any time to view any messages during the current session.





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