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(ANN-04-02) (ANN-04-02) This letter announces FSA's release of the first of two web-based 2004-05 EDExpress Basics training modules.

Publication Date: February 2004

DCL ID: ANN-04-02

This letter announces FSA's release of the first of two web-based 2004-05 EDExpress Basics training modules.


Posted on 02-25-2004


February 2004

ANN-04-02

SUMMARY: This letter announces FSA's release of the first of two web-based 2004-05 EDExpress Basics training modules.

Dear Partner:

For the 2004-2005 year, EDExpress and EDConnect software basics training will be a computer/web-based training product available through the Internet to all schools. Just as with the 2003-04 training, EDExpress Basics will focus on providing users with the basic skills required to access and navigate the software.

By using the software in a simulated environment, users will gain an understanding of the fundamental EDExpress and EDConnect functions. This training will be a resource for on-the-job training and re-training in the use of EDExpress. This self-paced training is intended for financial aid office staff with day-to-day responsibilities using the EDExpress software.

EDExpress Basics may also serve as preparation for those wishing to take the intermediate-level, instructor-facilitated Electronic Application Processing Training that we will offer nationwide beginning in March 2004 (for more information about this intermediate, instructor-led training, click here.

The following topics are examples of the basic skills illustrated in the EDExpress Basics web-based training:

EDExpress Menus

Navigation

Importing and Exporting Data

Using EDconnect to transmit data

Using Help screens

Queries

Setup screens for all modules

Functionality of all EDExpress modules/screens

The training will be released in the same sequence as EDExpress. Yesterday's release includes Global Functions and Application Processing. The next release, scheduled for late April 2004, will contain the Packaging, Pell, and Direct Loan modules. In late Spring 2004, we will also release both modules in a version that meets the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 2004.

To access the first module of the 2004-05 EDExpress web-based training, click here.

Sincerely,

Kay Jacks
General Manager
FSA Application, School Eligibility and Delivery Services

Last Modified: 02/24/2004