General Intro to FAST Student Reporting

This is a back-to-basics look at FAST Student Reporting and is a great starting point for your newer employees! We'll do an overview of FAST Student reporting and cover a few of the key reports. We'll also demonstrate how to find your different report options and cover some important navigational tips and tricks!

Length: 11:55

Running Basic Reports

We'll take a look at the Filter Options page and demonstrate how to refine your report results by using different filter options. We'll also take a look at the reports results page and walk through some of the report basics. This is a great overview course for those of you who are new to the application.

Length: 13:45

Welcome to the new FAST Dashboarding

Welcome to the new and improved FAST Dashboarding! Dashboarding has been completely overhauled and gives you so many more options! Let us give you a first-hand tour of the changes and what you can expect to see!


Saving and Sharing Pinned Reports

There are a number of changes in FAST 4.3.16+ and here's one of the big ones! How to create (save) and also share your Pinned Reports. We'll look at this from the end user level and also take a look at some of the administrative elements when sharing Pinned Reports to one or more user groups.


Creating Graphs and Grids

This tutorial will walk end users through the new and improved graphing as of FAST Version 4.3.16+. We'll look at how to create a basic graph and a grid and then how to add those items to one or more dashboards. This is a new and improved function in FAST and we hope you like what you see!


General: Understanding your Tabs in FAST

This short video will explain and demonstrate the difference between the Dashboard and Pinned Reports Tabs on your Home Page as opposed to the tabs within each of your FAST Applications. I will show you how best to make use of each of these tabs to make your reports and your dashboard items easy to find and access. This video is intended for all users within any of our FAST applications.

Length: 9:00

General: Advanced Options

This short video offers some tips on how to use the Advanced Options to customize your report data! We will take a look at FAST Finance Reporting but you can use these tools across all areas of FAST! We will look at how to hide columns, how to re-arrange columns, how to apply custom column filters and use the Advanced Options Tab on each report.

Length: 10:45

AD Hoc Dynamic Selection Reporting

This quick video is a general FAST training video that covers a new feature added in Version 4.3.15 called Ad Hoc or Column Level Dynamic Selection Reporting. This is a great way to capture populations of ID's or other report values and applying them quickly and easily against another FAST report! This video is module neutral.


Column Level Dynamic Selections you want to save

This quick video is a general FAST training video that continues to look at the new "Ad Hoc" or Column Level Dynamic Selection Reporting Tool. This video will show you how to capture the selection but also save it for future or ongoing use! This video is module neutral.


Using Cross Tabs

This video will explain and demonstrate how to use the Cross Tab feature and advanced functionality in any of your Student reporting. This course is intended for all end users within the FAST Student application.

Length: 12:45

All Registration Records Report

This short video will walk employees through the use and navigation of a Student report called All Registration Records. This is a powerful new report with far-reaching applications including registration, wait-listing, financial aid and more! This course is for all levels and Iíll even show you a few tips & tricks on how to make use of the report results.

Length: 13:00

Course Summary Report

This video will walk end users through the Course Summary report in the FAST Student application. We will look at this data from the perspective of both the centralized Registrar's Office as well as from a de-centralized perspective such as in the academic units wishing to monitor ongoing registration, enrolment and instructor's workloads by term. We will cover an overview of the report, some advanced features and also discuss what's new on this report.

Length: 25:45

Transfer Credit Detail Report

This video will show end users how to find and run a new report in FAST Student (as of 4.3.12) displaying Transfer Credit details as they have been entered in your ERP on the student record. The report is a comprehensive view of all Transfer Credit details and can be run by Term or to search for course equivalency by Subject or Course level! This is a must for Admissions staff to know about!



This video is going to cover the baseline Admissions report, both for use by the Registrar's office staff and also for de-centralized end users in the academic departments. This report is used to track student applicants, their supporting documents, and the status of their applications. The report will cover all the basic features, explain and demonstrate some new of the new features and offer some handy tips and tricks for using the report that you may not be aware of.

Length: 17:00

Introduction to the Main Menu

This course offers an introduction to FAST Student Reporting, navigation of the main menu and how to understand and make use of the various tabs on your home page.

Length: 5:46

Using the Reporting Pages

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Reporting Pages within the application and demonstrates how to use filter options to create and execute a basic report. We will also cover how to make minor changes to the report format and also export the report data to Excel or PDF.

Length: 12:20

Advanced Options and Pinned Reports

This course is intended to bring end users further into the reporting tool functionality and includes how to find and make use of the Advanced Options Tab. We will also work through the steps of saving our report as a "Pinned Report", and then illustrate how to find your Pinned Report to re-run in the future. We will also demonstrate how to modify or delete your Pinned Report.

Length: 17:02

Virtual Columns: Course 1

Welcome to the wonderful world of Virtual Columns! In FAST 4.3.06+ you can now create virtual columns using existing column data or creating calculated formulas to create brand new information! This first course will take a look at how to create and manage your own Virtual Column by combining the content of two existing report columns!

Length: 14:35

Virtual Columns 2: Creating Calculated Columns

Welcome to the wonderful world of Virtual Columns! Part 2 in our Virtual Column Series will walk you through an introduction to creating calculated virtual columns; that is, columns based on a formula or equation to produce your own custom column in your FAST report!

Length: 10:00

Virtual Columns: Troubleshooting Errors

Welcome to the wonderful world of Virtual Columns! This short tutorial in our VC series will walk you through how to troubleshoot your Virtual Column if you accidentally create a flawed formula that causes your report to fail. Keep calm and watch on!

Length: 7:30

Dashboards and Graphing

This course offers an introduction to the Student Dashboard and will demonstrate how to create a basic graph using your report data. We will then add the new graph to the dashboard and show users how to manage the dashboard effectively by creating multiple dashboards and attaching a variety of charts, graphs and grids to each one.

Length: 24:05

Functional Departmental User Course

This course is intended for departmental staff including department secretaries, admin officers, advisors and even department Chairs and will provide a global overview of key Student Reporting concepts that relate to the departmental workflow. The course will cover dashboard navigation and how to run and understand the Enrollment Summary Reports, the Class Lists, the Waitlisted Courses Report, the Admission Summaries and we will also give a brief overview of student grading.

Length: 39:29

Registrar's Office Tutorial

This course is intended for staff in the Registrar's Office including Clerks, Assistants and Officers in the Admissions and Records departments, Academic Advising, Accounts Receivable and Convocation staff. The course will offer a global overview of key concepts and how they relate to OReg workflow. The reports that we will cover include: Admissions reporting, General Student info including Biographic Details, Account Holds, Academic History, Convocation Details including Degrees Earned, Pre-convocation missing data and A/R Holds, Registration and Waitlisting reports and finally an overview of the Graduate Admissions and Records reporting items.

Length: 37:42

General: Grouping V4.3.04+

This video will walk all end users through the use of Grouping in your FAST reporting. We will cover demos from FAST Student using grouping "counts" and FAST Finance using grouping "sum". This tutorial can be applied to all FAST applications and is designed to give an overview of the Grouping function to show you the different options available. Grouping is a great way to summarize or aggregate your data and display your report detail in a different way, quickly and easily!

Length: 11:00

General: Adding Column level customization

This video will demonstrate the various ways you can modify and customize the look and feel of any reporting page for your own personal use. We will look at applying column sort orders, applying custom column filters to refine your data and also at how to hide certain columns from your final report. These tools can be applied to any report in any FAST application and are end user driven; they are not global changes, but rather just for the benefit and use of the different end user needs' that your employees may have.

Length: 14:30

General: Report Scheduler - Personal Pinned Reports

This video is designed for ALL FAST Users who wish to explore the brand new Report Scheduler functionality introduced in FAST Version 4.3! We are going to cover an intro to the Report Scheduler and show you how to schedule your personal Pinned Reports to be delivered to your inbox at regularly scheduled intervals. It is important to have a solid understanding of how to set up and manage your Pinned Reports before beginning the Report Scheduler.

Length: 13:45

General: My Top 5 Tips

This course offers users of all FAST Reporting applications my top 5 tips and tricks within the application. Some may be familiar but may also be features you have heard about but not yet begun to use for yourself. I will demonstrate my first "top 5 picks" in this video! The topics covered will include: column and report level filtering, using the Advanced Options tab, using the Report History button, exploring the Filter Trail and other navigational tips, and finally Pinned Reports!

Length: 35:00

General: Dashboards and Graphing

This course is intended to cover the basic principles of advanced Dashboards and Graphing in any of the FAST reporting applications. Students will learn how to create, manage and organize their own Dashboards and then learn how to create a basic graph from a typical reporting page. To do this, we will cover the Advanced Options and the fundamentals of changing the look and feel of reports to aggregate the data in a different way. We will cover how to build graphs and grids to make available for quick and easy access on the dashboard of your choice.

Length: 38:41

General: Dynamic Selection Reporting

This course is designed for users of any FAST reporting application and will introduce them to the concepts and functionality inherent in the Dynamic Selection Reporting toolset. Participants will learn how to generate a population selection, how to import a selection from their own Excel spreadsheet, how to execute reports using their own Dynamic Selection criteria and how to upload the selection back to the ERP.

Length: 20:00


Student: Early Alerts for Instructors

This course will walk faculty and instructors through the process of creating and sending out Early Alerts to students at risk in any of your classes. We will do a short re-cap on how to find and access your Class Lists, then show you how to create and format an Early Alert message, include personalized text, pre-formatted text from a global template and also include additional departments or faculties on the Alert email. Administrators should also watch the Early Alerts Admin course - this is a necessary pre-requisite for setting up the Early Alerts feature for your faculty and instructors to use successfully.

Length: 10:30

Student: Faculty and Instructors

This tutorial is designed for all faculty and instructors within FAST Student Reporting. As an Instructor, you will learn how to access the items you need quickly and easily. We will identify short-cuts and then explore the details of the Class List and show you how to produce it, and also how to print it or send an email to your entire class. We will also demonstrate how to access your class grading at the end of each term and upload and submit your grades from an Excel spreadsheet.

Length: 18:59

Student: How to Approve Student Grades

This course will demonstrate how to locate and approve student grades that have been submitted at the end of each term. This course will cover the academic department's role in approving the grades before they are sent to the Registrar's Office.

Length: 7:00