PEARS Training and Support

To log in to PEARS go to https://pears.io

D2L Course

The PEARS D2L course is your best source of information for PEARS. It contains training videos, instructional materials, and expectations for reporting. To access the PEARS D2L course, go to https://d2l.msu.edu/d2l/le/content/952802/Home and log in with your MSU net ID.

 

Reporting Deadlines for 2022

Staff are expected to report/update Program Activities, Direct Contacts, Indirect Activities, Partnerships, Coalitions, and Strategic Connections on a minimum of a monthly basis. More frequent reporting is recommended. Quarterly Efforts are only due Quarterly. Success stories should be reported as they occur. Everything for 2022 (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022) MUST be reported by January 16th, 2023 at 6 pm.

Monthly reporting deadlines:

  • Friday, July 15th by 5 pm (Apr-Jun Quarterly Report is due) 
  • Monday, August 15th by 5 pm
  • Thursday, September 15th by 5 pm
  • Monday, October 17th by 5 pm (Jul-Sep Quarterly Report is due) 
  • Tuesday, November 15th by 5 pm
  • Thursday, December 15th by 5 pm
  • End of Year Deadline: January 16th at 6 pm (Oct-Dec Quarterly Report is due) (system closes for 2022 after this date/time)

2023 reporting can begin on January 17th, 2023 at 7 am and should include anything that happens in calendar year 2023. 

 

Office Hours

PEARS office hours are an opportunity to drop-in and ask questions about PEARS. When you arrive at office hours you will be put in a waiting room. Support is provided one-on-one. 

Zoom Link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/565295112?pwd=eEZrbjdPUVdaclVNeGNRbTBPMDRGQT09    

Password: PEARS

Office hours are usually 9 - 11 am on Tuesdays, and 2 - 4 pm on Thursdays. Changes from this routine are bolded below.

  • Thursday, August 11, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Monday, August 15, 9 am - 4 pm <- Reporting Due Date Office Hours
  • Tuesday, August 16, 9 am - 11 am
  • Thursday, August 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Tuesday, August 23, 9 am - 11 am
  • Thursday, August 25, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Tuesday, August 30, 9 am - 11 am
  • Thursday, September 1, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Tuesday, September 6, 9 am - 11 am
  • Thursday, September 8, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Tuesday, September 13, 9 am - 11 am
  • Thursday, September 15, 9 am - 4 pm <- Reporting Due Date Office Hours
  • Tuesday, September 20, 9 am - 11 am
  • Thursday, September 22, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Tuesday, September 27, 9 am - 11 am
  • Friday, September 30, 9 am - 11 am

  

PEARS Reporting Crash Course

Still don't understand how to use PEARS? Are you new to the system? Are you new to MSU Extension? Did you miss the previous training or need a refresher? These two and a half hour PEARS intensives are just what you need. In this training you will be walked through entering data into PEARS and get tips and tricks for data entry. Join for any one of the following dates, just be sure to register using the links below:

Thursday, July 7, 9:00 am - 11:30 pm - REGISTER

Wednesday, August 24, 9:00 am - 11:30 pm - REGISTER

Wednesday, October 12, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm - REGISTER

Tuesday, November 29, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - REGISTER