Data Editing System for Instructional Information (DESII)
DESII User's Manual
- Download the Fall 2007 Edition - (Adobe PDF file - 2.1MB)
Key Editing Tips
- Print out the DESII Course Activity Worksheet for the courses you edit (SIS-DS report 423). Make your edits on paper before you start making changes in DESII; this will give you a record of what changes were made to the course sections and help you proofread your edits.
- Read the DESII News that appears immediately after you have logged in to DESII.
The DESII database opens for editing each quarter during the sixth week of instruction and closes during the ninth week of instruction. Timing of the summer terms' editing periods vary year to year.
|Term||Editing Begins||Editing Ends|
|Summer Session I 2013||July 15, 2013|
|July 19, 2013|
|Summer Session II 2013|
Summer Quarter 2013
|August 22, 2013|
|August 28, 2013|
|Special Session 2013||September 09, 2013|
|September 13, 2013|
|Fall Quarter 2013|
Fall Semester 2013
|Winter Quarter 2014|
Spring Semester 2014
|Spring Quarter 2014||TBA||TBA|
- DESII User's Manual(Adobe PDF - 2.1 MB)
- Instructor Role Categories(Adobe PDF - 80 kB)
- List of DESII Editors(Adobe PDF - 95 kB)
One-on-one training is required for new DESII users. Contact the DESII team at email@example.com to schedule a training session.
For current DESII users, if you would like to have a refresher session, please contact Teresa Strausser at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 752-2463.
Userids and Passwords
To access the DESII application through the web, you need two passwords. First, you need your Kerberos password to access the application web page (unless you have already provided it in the same browser session). Second, a DESII usercode and password are needed to run the DESII application. This DESII password is different from your MyUCDavis and SIS-DS passwords that use your Kerberos password. Banner users do not need to use their hard token to access the DESII application through the web.
To apply for a DESII usercode and password, download the DESII Access Request Form(Adobe PDF - 40 kB) and follow the instructions provided on the form.
To reset your DESII password, contact email@example.com.
Software Requirements for DESII Key-Entry
Supported browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari; current versions supported are the same as SIS Banner. For an up-to-date listing of supported browsers with current versions, click on the "Web Browsers" link in the IET Links list, below.
To use DESII, you need Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software. For information on the supported Java version and installation instructions, follow the "Java Plug-In" link in the IET Links list below. Software installation may require assistance from your department's Technical Support Coordinator. Please e-mail the DESII team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Bookmark this page to reach the key-entry application in the future. An up-to-date link to launch the application is maintained in the Application & Reports box at the top of this page.
Contact the DESII Team
The best way to contact the DESII team regarding questions or problems is through e-mail addressed to email@example.com. This address will send your message to all members of the DESII team and will assure you of a prompt reply.