System Information

Ad Astra:

Automated class scheduling system used to schedule events, assess student course demand and assign classrooms. For questions regarding Ad Astra, please contact Nancy Gambrell, or Ross Jean.


The Advising Records system is the first enterprise solution offered specifically for Academic Advising. AdRx was designed to promote more efficient faculty and professional advising for all students on the Indiana University campuses. This tool allows users to reach all pertinent advising resources in one place. Effective use of this advising system improves advising as a practice, facilitates strengthened relationships with students, and reduces confusion and mistakes in the management of academic affairs.


ARMS is the acronym for Access Request Management System. It is the system used by Access Coordinators and Data Managers to add/modify/remove a user’s SIS access.

BI Tableau:

Tableau provides services for Indiana University's Business Intelligence environment providing visual analytics and web tools to create reports. The toolset and server platform can be used to create dashboards and apply various analytical techniques on our core data assets.


CARMin is the acronym for Course Approval and Remonstrance, and is an automated system used for adding new class offerings and updating existing class offerings into PeopleSoft. It allows for public academic review and comment (remonstrance) and serves as the mechanism for capturing course descriptions, which ties into SIS advising and registration systems. For questions regarding CARMin, please contact Mandy Bartley.

Class Description:

This application provides the ability to enter term and instructor-specific class descriptions. For questions regarding Class Descriptions and access, please contact Caryn Castellan.


COMPASS is the acronym for the Consolidated Method for Processing Applications and Student Scholarships. It is an online system created to handle the application and administration of scholarships granted to Indiana University students. There are three separate functional methods for processing scholarships through Compass: Automatic Awards, the SSA (Selective Scholarship Application – applications pushed out to a select group of elite students), and the CWA (Campus Wide Application – student initiated applications). All COMPASS requests and inquiries should be directed to the COMPASS data manager, Erica Seiffert.

CRM Talisma:

Talisma is a constituent relationship management (CRM) platform for managing data and communications across the entire university. That strategy and vision has evolved into something now known as "Lifetime Engagement", allowing IU to more effectively manage relationships with prospects, students, alumni, and other constituents. The result is an improved ability to coordinate and target communications, delivering relevant information to constituents via channels they prefer.


Workflow action that allows users to drop or add a class electronically.

eGC (eGrade Change):

Workflow action that allows instructors listed in the Schedule of Classes to submit grade changes electronically. Because this is such a powerful action, certain approval criteria, given through the Office of the Registrar, are required before access is granted.


eTexts are electronic versions of textbooks, as well as other course material, that are provided and stored in digital format. For questions regarding eText, please contact Mark Goodner.


The Indiana University Information Environment (IUIE) is a centrally maintained, enterprise-wide, web-based decision support application and reporting environment. It provides a collection of reports, tools, and information to assist the university in providing access to institutional data. In the IUIE, a developer creates a report object, and then it becomes available to all authorized IUIE users. For questions regarding IUIE, please contact


OnBase is a document management system in use by multiple departments within the university. It allows the scanning, storage, and retrieval of paper documents as well as the importing and retrieval of other types of files (Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF documents).


The Student Success Collaborative (SSC) program combines technology, research, process improvement, and predictive analytics to help positively impact student success, particularly with those students who are off-track in their progress toward graduation.

*Note: You must complete the eLearning modules on the EAB site in order to have access to the Student Success Collaborative application. For questions regarding EAB, please see their website, or contact

SIS PS Campus Solutions:

SIS is the acronym for Student Information Systems. These systems support prospect and recruiting activities, admissions processing, financial aid processing, registration, advising, degree processing, student billing, and account management and self-service.

If you have questions about obtaining access to these systems please visit Access Request Information or you may also contact