Data Editing System for Instructional Information (DESII)


DESII User's Manual

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.

Editing Schedule

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 2017
Summer Semester 2017
July 17, 2017
July 21, 2017
Summer Session II 2017
Summer Quarter 2017
August 23, 2017
August 29, 2017
Special Session 2017 September 13, 2017
September 19, 2017
Fall Quarter 2017
Fall Semester 2017
November 6, 2017
December 4 , 2017
Winter Quarter 2018
Spring Semester 2018
February 13, 2018
March 09, 2018
Spring Quarter 2018 May 02, 2018
June 1, 2018



One-on-one training is required for new DESII users. Contact the DESII team at to schedule a training session.

For current DESII users, if you would like to have a refresher session, please contact Teresa Strausser at 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

Software Requirements for DESII Key-Entry

Supported browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari; current versions supported are the same as SIS Banner.

DESII Connect

To use DESII, you need to have a DESII account and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software. Software installation may require assistance from your department's Technical Support Coordinator. Please e-mail the DESII team at if you need an account or if you have any questions.

Users may have issues launching DESII application from their desktop (due to users/departments upgrading their java version, which may result in the java version installed on their desktop to be out of sync with the campus java application server).  To help address this issue, users have the option of connecting to a remote desktop (DESII Connect) in order to run the DESII application.  For instructions on accessing DESII Connect, please see below.

Access DESII Connect

Access DESII Connect - Mac users

Additional DESII information

Contact the DESII Team

The best way to contact the DESII team regarding questions or problems is through e-mail addressed to This address will send your message to all members of the DESII team and will assure you of a prompt reply.