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Pre-Session Assignments

Will there be any assignments before the school starts?

To get the most out of the Payments Strategy School, you will need to provide two important pieces of information two weeks before the start the school you are enrolled in:

  1. A survey to provide the details about your current program.
  2. A collection of two months of your bank's payments data

This information will allow us to create a custom scorecard for you along with proprietary Cornerstone Advisors benchmarks to compare you against your peers. The survey will provide insight into your current priorities for payments moving forward.

How do I submit my pre-session assignment?

We will work you via email upon school registration to ensure your information is collected and analyzed. This will ensure we have adequate time to complete your custom scorecard and review your responses to the survey. This will ensure you have a custom experience at the school and are ready turn your information into action upon school completion.

Sessions and Content

What if I don't receive the link to access the school?

Contact [email protected] and a member of the ABA team can provide you with one.

Can I share my log in with others?

Just like an in-person school, registrations cannot be shared. The registration provides a single sign-on secure experience for the user.

How much time should I expect to be online during the event days?

Please refer to the school curriculum for live session times. Please note all times are listed in Eastern time.

In addition to live content, students will be asked to complete pre-course assessments as part of the curriculum.

Will the sessions be interactive?

The sessions will also include frequent Q&A, audience polls, and other interactive features. Questions may be asked via moderated chat, and can be asked throughout the session.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity for small group discussions to receive feedback on organizational assessments.

Will session materials (handouts or PPTs) presented during the school be made available in advance?

All registered students will have access to the session materials and handouts in the LMS.

Am I able or allowed to share downloadable school content?

No recordings/sessions of any kind that are accessed on the platform can be shared at any time. This is a single sign-on/no group sharing of content, meaning your registration is just like a school badge at an in-person event.

Event Platform

What are the technical requirements of the platform?

If you have not yet used training through the LMS, you will want to consult with:

Please test your system at least 48 hours in advance and contact [email protected] if you have any issues so they can be resolved well before the program begins.

Do I have to participate in the school from the same device used to register? Our training manager typically handles all the sign-ups but will not be the one participating.

Your registration login can be used on any piece of equipment, but you do have to use the email address that was provided when you registered. Make sure the person in charge of registering provides individual emails, so each student can sign in using the required single sign-on credentials.

Will this have a single log-in where a group from the same institution can attend together?

The school is a single sign-on experience and intended only for individuals. Each registration is just for a single person, and the content can't be exported out of the platform for a shared experience. Only registered attendees will be eligible for CE credits.

How will I gain access to the platform?

Look for an email shortly before the school begins with login credentials and instructions.

Can I connect with other students?

There will be opportunities to network and connect with students and faculty over the course of the school.

Tips for Success

Before school begins

  • Notify your manager and co-workers you collaborate with frequently that you’ll be in school
  • Block out your schedule on your calendar during class time
  • Utilize an “Out of Office” message for your e-mail

During school

  • You will be asked to keep your camera on when possible. We have found this helps keep everyone engaged. Dress appropriately and ensure you are in an appropriate environment.
  • Keep your microphone on mute when not talking.
  • When typing questions in chat, be as clear as possible. The question may not be answered immediately, so it is important that the question is worded in a way that makes sense after the fact.
  • During sessions, stay on topic in the chat.
  • If you have technical issues, contact [email protected].

Keep Me Informed

Get updates on the next sessions of the Payments Strategy School. Contact Susan Bonney if you have any questions.