Advisor access to iGPS

Indiana University's Interactive Graduation Planning System (iGPS) is a suite of online tools designed to help students create and follow personalized roadmaps toward degree completion. With iGPS, students (and their advisors) can access comprehensive information about degree requirements and upcoming course offerings, and then use that information to devise personalized programs of study that systematically meet those requirements and lead to degree completion in eight semesters.

Academic advisors have access to iGPS tools and the iGPS test environment from within the Advising Records (AdRx) portal.

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Introductory videos (with captioning) are available on the OCSS iGPS YouTube channel.

Accessing iGPS tools

Within a student's record in AdRx, click Plan to see a real-time, current snapshot of that student's degree planning progress. Although only students can make changes, access to these plans can provide useful insights for advisors either during advising appointments or while preparing for them.

Click 'Plan' to see a real-time snapshot of your student's degree planning

The left navigation menu in AdRx provides links to public versions of the iGPS Standard Degree Maps and Course Search tools. Click Public Degree Maps or iGPS Course Search for access; these tools are intended for use by the public, so you will not be prompted to authenticate via IU's Central Authentication Service (CAS).

Access iGPS tools from the AdRx menu

Accessing the iGPS test environment

The left navigation menu in AdRx also provides a link to the iGPS test environment. For access, click iGPS/Advising Test Environment, and then use IU's Two-step Login (Duo) to authenticate.

The test environment is intended to serve as a "sandbox" where you can freely experiment with iGPS tools and, as a result, improve your understanding of how students use them. This hands-on "sandbox" environment is intended to also be useful when you need to demonstrate iGPS functionality to a student.

To observe iGPS capabilities from a student's perspective, in the Backdoor as text box, enter a student's IU username or University ID (UID), and then, from the list of iGPS links, select the desired tool.

Test environment ('sandbox'): Freely explore iGPS functionality without affecting information in the production environment

In the "sandbox", a blue ribbon will appear with the student's username (under the top menu) to indicate you are using the test environment. You can edit the student's plan without impacting the "live" plan stored in the production environment. (In the production environment, only students can make changes to their plans.) Data in the test environment are updated periodically and do not reflect live, up-to-the-minute student information. Any changes you make in the "sandbox" are wiped out automatically whenever the test environment is updated with new data.

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Last modified on 2017-08-31 14:34:05.

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