Here’s how you get into Fast-Train: Using your favorite browser, The sign-in for Fast-Train is located within the AU Access portal: Sign into AU Access from the University’s main web page; go to “Employee Services”; on that page under “Professional Development” click on “Fast-Train,” and you will be taken directly to your Fast-Train page. That page will assist you with its operation; additional questions can be directed to Mary Elizabeth Fukai (844-7391 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ben Smith (844-4145 or email@example.com). (Note: You will either be in the system as a level 1 user or level 2 user/supervisor. Those at level 1 can only see their own training history, but those at level 2 can see their history and that of the employees they supervise.)
Fast-Train Quick Start Guide
Registering for a course: Clicking on the “Courses” button on the left side of the screen and then “Search Courses” opens a window which allows the user to search for any course in the catalog by inputting the course name or course code. If unknown, key words can be used to identify courses. The Additional Filters function refines the search by course major (majors are pre-defined lists of related courses e.g., Customer Service or Effective Supervision Major), or delivery method.
- Once you have typed in a search parameter, click on the Search button to pull up the course or list of related courses. The search results are sorted with the most relevant course at the top. The list can be sorted by course code or name by clicking on the appropriate titles. The Course list contains information for each course: the course code, the name and a brief description of the course; Delivery Method (e.g. classroom or e-learning.), Cost and Action. The Action column will display options to ENROLL in the course, VIEW OFFERINGS or ADD INTEREST
- For classroom training, when a user clicks on the “Enroll” button, a separate screen will appear with tabs that show the course details with an Enroll button to continue with the enrollment process. Clicking on any of the Course Name links will allow the user to view the course details. Course Details include Name, Code, Cost, Course Description, Target Audience, Prerequisites and other information.
- After clicking on the Enroll button your manager will be notified that their approval is pending, and the course will show up on your Home tab of your Home page under Self-Study. You can monitor the approval status there. You will also get an email notification when the approval has been completed.
- There are more than 100 eLearning courses available that a user can take at any time on their computer. To find online courses, select eLearning from the Delivery Method filter and click on the Search button. To enroll, select the Launch button on the Course Details screen. For assistance, contact Human Resource Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844-1693.
- All notification will be by email, and you should receive emails keeping you posted on your status in that course. There is also a Message Center on your home screen where you can view the emails that you have been sent.
To view your training history, click on the History tab on your home screen in Fast-Train. You may print a copy of your training history from this screen. It should be complete; if it is not please contact email@example.com.
A word on emails generated by the system: Based on the action taking place, Fast-Train generates these emails: (1) to the employee indicating that we know that he/she has requested a particular course; (2) to the supervisor asking the supervisor to go to Fast-Train to approve or disapprove of the employee taking the course (3) if the course is full, to the requesting employee indicating that he/she has been placed on a waiting list; (4) if the course is open, to the employee indicating that the request for attendance has been approved; (5) to the employee, if registered, reminding him/her that the class is coming up; (6) once the employee has attended the session, indicating that the course has now been entered as completed in his/her training history. All emails will appear to be from firstname.lastname@example.org.