Introduction to the Colleague web user interface 5.x to learn how to login, navigate the Colleague system, search for forms, persons, and log out.
Disable any pop-up blockers by either adding this site as an exception to the popup blocker list or disable all popup blockers. ITS recommends adding *.luther.edu as an exception in the popup blocker list.
For help or more information on pop-up blockers, contact the Technology Help Desk telephone extension 1000.
Click on the “play” arrow to take the Quick Tour video to familiarize yourself with common tasks, menus, search, and favorites.
Help is available by clicking the button with the “?” For field definition help, place your cursor on the field, then click on “?” in the upper right corner of the form.
The web-based interface features a search area, search results, navigation, and favorites at the toolbar at the top of the window.
The search area of the window, in the upper left corner, lets you search for people or forms to work with. You can search for a person by entering information such as the name or ID number in the search box, and a Search Results panel will display all person records that match the search criteria you entered. You can also use the advanced person search feature to search for person-related records using multiple customizable search parameters (such as part of the address and class standing). To perform an advanced search for person-related records, click the Advanced Person Search icon (magnifying glass to the right of the search button). You can search for a form by typing the mnemonic or a word from the title of the form in the search box. In most cases, when you enter the mnemonic for a form in the search box, the form opens right away.
User Interface preferences can be altered through the button to the far right of the toolbar. (Window Options, Layout, Theme and Font size). You can choose “Window Options/Restore Default Settings” to reset the font and color changes. When UI starts, it will return to the last screen accessed. ITS recommends your PC display settings be set to 1024 × 768 or higher for easiest navigation in the new User Interface.
Click the Advanced Person Search icon (magnifying glass to the right of the search button)
UI Feature Shortcuts
The following shortcuts are available from most places in UI. Note: Some keyboard shortcuts have changed as of UI 5.4. Please review this list carefully.Note: Some of these shortcuts may not work in all browsers. Browser plug-ins or other applications may override these shortcuts and activate different commands.
Keep a document with commonly used lookups. You can then easily copy and paste from it into the lookup field using CTRL+C (copy) and CTRL+V (paste).