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One-Stop Shopping for Courses and Textbooks

At the request of Auxiliary Services, CITS has implemented the Barnes and Noble Registration Integration System into SURFS (Student User Friendly System), which is the student-centric web-based interface to UMB’s Student Information Management System.  This system has provided students with the ability to review their registration, grades, academic records, and financial information online in real time.  But now this system also allows students to purchase textbooks as a seamless transaction integrated with the online course registration process.

The “Order your Textbooks” link has been incorporated into the SURFS Registration Menu page, Registration page, and Course Schedule pages.  Student course registration information is transmitted to the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore website, initiating the transaction.  Since the system knows what textbooks are needed for specific courses, the student is not required to enter the information.

SIMS User Training

Prospective SIMS users can self-enroll for the necessary Introduction to SIMS/Banner Navigation class at the ETG Training and Enrollment page.  If you have any questions contact Brook Botvin, Manager, Enterprise Applications Training.  Brook can be reached at 6-1581 or by email at bbotvin@umaryland.edu

Banner Remote Printing

Several schools and departments have requested remote printing capability for Banner reports within their school or office.  We have revised our minimum printer requirements to accommodate these requests.  See the updated SIMS Printer Setup Request Form in the Technical Section of this web page.

Please report any problems or questions to the SIMS Support team, via email to DL-CITS SIMS Support