Help & support

  1. Open the Planning Tools application by clicking the My Reports button in the menu bar at the top of the page.
  2. Sign into VPN.
  3. Enter your Netlink ID and password.
  4. You will see a list of reports you are authorized to edit and for Deans, Unit Managers, and VPs will see a list of reports which they are able to review.
  5. Click on the link to your editable report and make sure it opens properly in your browser.
  6. The software will populate only the question sections you need to answer (i.e., Core Questions, Academic Areas Questions, Administrative and Service Area Questions, Data Packet).
  7. Questions can be answered in any order, and are available throughout the year until each section's due date, posted at the top of the section page.
  8. Once you have completed an answer click the Save button to save a draft. When you are ready to submit the completed report, click the Submit button.
  9. Check the Training and the FAQs section for answers to other questions you may have. Click on the See Data button on many graphs throughout the tool which contain additional information on how the data is compiled and reported, and gives you definitions of terms or questions that make up the data.