Academic Advising Resource Center

Online Tools for Academic Advisors

The Academic Advising Resource Center offers a range of services and resources to help you advise students in their academic pursuits at Oberlin. Our staff will support your advising efforts as necessary in such areas as course selections and scheduling, academic and degree planning, registration and more.

CampusNexus Engage, is a cloud-based communication and relationship management tool used to communicate and manage connectivity with students. Engage is designed to improve the student experience with academic advising, support student academic success, and make communications between students and the college more efficient and effective. 

  • Engage is personalized, based on each individual’s academic needs. It provides custom information tailored to each student’s specific college journey, including to-do lists and automatic reminders when they need to take action.
  • Engage displays academic advising resources in one place. It makes it easier for advisors to find resources online by linking academic advising resources in one workspace location. This replaces some paper forms, displays relevant academic advising Banner data, and links to other systems such as Degree Works and OnBase.
  • Engage aggregates data used for decision making. Engage can be used to analyze data to gain new insight into processes, course and program offerings, and student outcomes, allowing for informed decision making.

Links to training videos are available in the Advising Dashboard of Engage.  Click on the link below to access the advising dashboard.

Engage Advisor Dashboard



Degree Works is a comprehensive, web-based, academic advising and degree audit tool that helps students and their advisors successfully navigate curriculum requirements. This system allows for real-time academic advising, streamlined degree planning, and more.
Degree Works has a number of useful functions for students as they plan their academic courses.
Advisors can access Degree Works through OberView.

View more information about Degree Works

OnBase is a document management system that speeds up decision-making while improving communication. OnBase integrates with our student information system, which enables the documents and data stored in OnBase to sync with our system of record.

Browse OnBase

Banner Self Service is available through corresponding tasks in OberView, the college’s mobile-responsive, online tool that serves as a gateway to the information that’s vital to life at Oberlin.

What advisors can do in Banner Self Service:

Perhaps the most useful is the Advisor Services Task Center in OberView. You may select various tasks to view information. Generally, however, the most commonly used options on this page are:

  • Advisee List
  • Academic transcript
  • Student information
  • Final and Midterm grades
  • Degree Works
  • Holds
  • SAT and ACT test scores
  • Registration consents
  • Class schedules
  • Barnes and Noble Textbook Wizard

Browse OberView Advisor Services Task Center

A VPN is a virtual private network. It is a connection between Oberlin’s programs and your home or off-campus computer that will allow you to access Banner, PRESTO, Degree Works, AdviseStream, and other Oberlin sites while you are off campus.

You will need to use your Obie ID and password to sign in each time you connect to the VPN.

VPN Video Tutorial

How to use Oberlin’s VPN