About Ursa

Accessing Ursa

Every faculty and staff member at the University of Northern Colorado has access to Ursa. Ursa is the secure entry point and personal portal for UNC students, faculty and administrative staff.

  1. Go online to https://ursa.unco.edu.
  2. Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields and click Login.

    Your credentials are the same as those used to access the campus computer network.
    Intro to Ursa for Faculty
  3. Click on the Employee tab.
    Intro to Ursa for Faculty
  4. Under the employee tab, click on the Self Service Banner (SSB) link and then the Faculty and Advisors link to display the available faculty and advising resources/services.
    Intro to Ursa for Faculty

Faculty and advisor services and resources include:

Service Description
Term Selection this lets you select the term that you want to work with or search
CRN Selection this will allow you select from the CRN’s (Course Reference Numbers) that you are an instructor for. Once you do this you can maintain course information such as overrides and office hours
Faculty Detail Schedule this shows the courses that you are assigned to in a given term. It gives details such as credits, level, syllabi information, roster, enrollment counts and scheduled meeting times
Week at a Glance this is a different look at the courses you are teaching. Your course load is shown in a calendar view similar to what the students will see when they look at their Week at a Glance
Detail Class List this will show you a class roster with additional details such as a student’s major, level, college, classification, as well as the numeric order in which they registered for the course
Summary Class List this will show you a summary class roster with minimal information such as name, Bear Number and registration status. Grades can also be entered from this form
Registration Overrides this is where you would go to process registration overrides for individual students. You will be able to choose from two options: Instructor Consent (a general override of prerequisites and capacity) or Capacity Override
Active Assignments this will show you the courses you are assigned to in the current term that have an active status (similar to the Faculty Detail Schedule)
Class Schedule this is the link that will allow you to look at the schedule of classes for a particular term. There are a variety of criteria that you can search on, but subject always has to be entered
Course Catalog this will allow you to search for courses that are listed in the catalog. There is a variety of criteria that you can search on, but subject always has to be entered
Office Hours this is an additional area where you will be able to maintain your office hours for each term. It can be changed at any point in the term
Student Information Menu this area will allow you to look at student information such as address and phone, e-mail, class schedule, major, advisor and unofficial transcript

Important Note

Whenever you use Ursa, don’t forget to log out. Ursa contains personal information such as grades, financial aid, e-mail addresses, etc. and if you don’t log out someone else might be able to access it.