Augusta Technical College updated the SmartWeb student portal in February 2015. SmartWeb is your student information portal and the official method of communication used by the College. If you used the previous portal, you can see that things have changed. First of all, email is now through Gmail, for student and adjuncts, and can be accessed by clicking the icon to the left. Secondly, Banner Web can be accessed by clicking the Banner Web icon. For further info on how to use the portal, please continue.
To log into the portal, do the following:
(Note: On the login page, there are some helpful links to assist in making logging in an easy process. The first link, 'READ THIS FIRST', is to provide instructions to logging into the portal. The last two links, 'Forgot Password' and 'Reset Password', are to provide a way to reset a password in case it is forgotten.)
How to Use SmartWeb
Once logged into SmartWeb, after initial setup, the following screen will be presented.
To the left of the page, a list of drop-down menus can be found. Some links may not be visible to all users. Some links will be appear according to type of login. For instance, students will only see links that are meant for students or the community as a whole. Details on these links will be discussed later.
In the center of the page, announcements and messages can be found. This is where announcements and messages from the school will appear.
To the right of the page, information on upcoming events at the school can be found.
At the top of the page, more links and access to the Menu and Sign Out can be found. The 'aHome' link navigates back to the home page. The 'Appointments' link will provide a way to make appointments online with faculty and staff (Note: This feature has not been activated yet). The ability to sign up for workshops or seminars given by the school can be accessed here also. The 'Banner Web' link provides an alternate method of access to Banner Web (Note: For Students only). The 'Distance Education' link navigates to the Distance Education page where instructions on how to access online learning can be found. The 'Feedback' link provides a space where suggestions for the site can be made. The 'Library Online Catalog' link provides a drop-down menu to links where you can view what books are available from the school's library. The 'Send Messages' link provides a way for staff and faculty to send messages to students and staff (Note: At this time, this link is only available to some staff members. Permissions to this link will expand). The 'Quick Links' link provides a drop-down menu for quicker access to pages from the main Augusta Technical College website.
The 'Menu' is a drop-menu that provides access to user's 'My Account' page. Here, information such as what community, user group, and role the user belongs to can be found. Also, on the 'My Account' page, users can click on the 'SMS' link, if they would like to have messages go to their phone. The 'Display Settings' link provides a way to change language, time zone, and greeting.
Another feature on the 'My Account' page is the ability to reset passwords and password questions. To do this, click on the respective links on the right.
As mentioned earlier, there is a list of drop-down menus to the left after logging in. The first menu is 'LaunchPad'. Under this menu, access to email, Bosscars, Banner Web, and DegreeWorks can be found. (Note: Only Staff and Full-Time Faculty will see the Outlook Web App icon. Students and Adjuncts will see the Gmail icon. Full-Time Faculty may see both.) For help on how to use Gmail, go to the 'Tutorials' menu. For help on how to use Banner Web to register for class and print schedules, bills, and receipts, continue to the end of this document.
The next drop-down menu, 'Academic Information', provides links to the school's Catalog, Program Advisor List, and Student Handbook.
The drop-down menu, 'Academic Supplements', provides links to sites that can assist in educational studies.
The drop-down menu, 'Campus Maps', provides links to Google Maps of Augusta Technical College campuses.
The 'Distance Education' menu provides direct links to the Distance Education site.
The 'DegreeWorks' menu provides an additional way to access 'DegreeWorks'.
The 'Economic Development' menu provides access to links that could assist in extending your skills and industry preparedness beyond college courses.
The 'Financial Aid' menu provides quick access to Banner Web info for Award Information, Eligibility, and Award Status.
The 'Forms' menu provides quick access to commonly needed student forms.
The 'Registration' menu provides quick access to Banner Web info for Add/Drop Class, Class Lookup, Print Schedule, and more.
The 'Security Awareness Training' menu provides a link for Full-Time Staff to stay fresh on security awareness. (Note: Students and Adjuncts will not see this menu.)
The 'SharePoint' menu provides links to SharePoint sites for various departments within Augusta Technical College. These sites provide a space to share departmental information. (Note: Students will not see this menu.)
The 'Student Records' menu provides quick access to Banner Web info for Academic Transcript, Account Summary, Final Grades, and more.
The 'Tutorials' menu will provide assistance on some of the various functions of SmartWeb. (Note: This menu will grow as different functions are added to the portal.)
Using Banner Web to Register for Class, Print Your Schedule and Bill/Receipt
Register For Classes
View or Print Your Schedule
Print Your Bill/Receipt