Argos Log-in Instructions

New Features  in Argos

  • Internet  Explorer  is still the only browser that is  recommended to access Argos.
  • Mac users will still  have to run a Windows environment to access Argos.
  • Java 7 is generally required to run Argos.

How to Log  into Argos

1. Log into your MyMocsnet account and look for the MAPS Server link on left  hand side under Student Information System.

 Argos Step 1


2.   When you click on the MAPS Server Link the page will look like this and  load the log-in information for Argos.

 Argos Step2


3. It will take you to the log in screen  that looks like this.  Username is your  UTC ID and Password is your normal MyMocsnet password.

 Argos Step 3


4. You can select “Remember this  user”, but you cannot ask it to remember your password. It will give you the  error below if you select that box and it will not store your password.

 Argos Step 4


5. Then the familiar Argos window  will appear.

 Argos Step 5


Running reports

1. Under each data block there is  now an option to view your report in a Dashboard format.  By choosing this option, you will be able to  run reports and be able to select the format of the report. Double click on  Dashboard. Do not try to run the report at the data block level (the three blue  squares), it will not run. 

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2. The Dashboard Options will  default to “Saved Settings”.  Leave it  set to that option, we are not using the other options at this time.  For Report Options you can choose which  report you would like to run and in this example the term to run it for.

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3. Once you select the Report  option (It cannot stay on “Choose a report” or “CSV”), options to execute the  report will appear to the right. 

 Argos step 8


 Argos step 9     Save this report to Disk

Argos step 11    Create and email this report

Argos step 10     Save this report and open it with the  associated application (Save and open in Excel)


Please note: Naming convention for data blocks

  Data Blocks are named in a certain way, as to tell the Banner office information about the data block that will assist if there is a problem with the reporting. ODS stands for Operational Data Store and this information is generally 24 hours old. BDB stands for Banner DataBase and this information is real time pulling from Banner. The initials/ name at the end of the data block tell us who was involved in writing the reports if there are problems, it is easier to fix. Names of the reports under the data blocks may be changed upon request, but the names of the data blocks themselves cannot be changed.


- Updated as  of December 2, 2013