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Previously recorded webinars currently available in the Knowledgebase:
   
  • Value Added Services: Administrator, Training, Tuneups, and Visualizations - Terra Dotta's Professional Services department has a variety of offerings designed to enhance your experience and provide added value.
  • Putting Workflows to Work: This webinar will go through a detailed implementation and demonstration of a few different types of workflows that you can start automating your office processes with these new tools. 
  • Secrets of a Happy Marriage: Integrating Terra Dotta Software with Campus Data Systems - We’ll cover integration structures, various options for campus logins, and go over examples of data fields commonly included in integrations.
  • Terra Dotta Detective Work - Let's do some sleuthing on a pre-existing site and uncover what programs, processes, and people are there, and the rationale for why they might have been built that way.
  • Multi-User Reviews and Approvals - This webinar will discuss how to effectively manage complex application review and travel approval processes in TDS.
  • Global Friends: Connecting International Students with Domestic Friends through TDS - This session will explain how to create a Global Friendship program in TDS that will help offices manage the application and selection process, facilitate partner matching, track participation of students on the program, and enhance this valuable experiential learning opportunity.
  • A Fist Full of Java Script - Steve Sweitzer has been posting scripts on his blog for a few years now that demonstrate how to use client-side scripts to manipulate and tweak the TDS interfaces. In this session, he will walkthrough some of these scripts and how you can implement them on a site. While some javascript knowledge can be helpful in this session, it isn't necessary if you want to learn more about what is possible with just a few lines of code and ways to streamline your site with just a little bit of UI customization.
  • Applications Full Circle - This webinar will highlight how to engage with your applicants while they are overseas, allow your applicants to share their experience through Journals, and collect program evaluations and testimonials after they return.
  • Payment Gateways: Linking Credit Card Processing to TDS - This session will explain how a typical payment gateway interface is configured and will include demonstrations from both the applicant and administrator points of view. 
  • Exchange Management - This session will explain how to use Terra Dotta Software to keep up with exchange balances. The software has a very flexible system for keeping track of numbers for the outgoing and incoming sides of exchanges. We will discuss how to configure an exchange and keep track of the numbers throughout the various Application Cycles.
  • Preparing for the New Academic Year- Opening Application Cycles & Date Management- The new Academic Year is fast approaching. Use the helpful checklists presented in this webinar to make sure your site is ready to accept the next wave of applicants and registrants.
  • Look up Tables - TDS15 introduces The Value Lookup Tables tool that's used when your database requires a code or abbreviation, but site users should see option values expressed in a more user-friendly way.
  • Workflow in TDS15 - TDS15 introduces powerful new functionality to manage workflow and tasks for your administrative users.
  • Document Management in TDS15 - TDS15 includes refined tools for collecting attached documents within applications. 
  • Who's Who on your TDS site - This webinar explores the differences between Internal and External applicants, Integrated and Non-Integrated users, and the roles of Recommenders, Reviewers, and Admin users.
  • Preparing For The TDS15 Upgrade - TDS15 is right around the corner! This session will review the best ways to prepare your site and your staff for the new version and enhanced feature set.
  • Create a Travel Registry in 60 Minutes or Less - Whether or not your TDS site is entirely designed for Risk Management, it is possible to implement a Travel Registration process quickly and easily. 
  • Customizations Clients Can Perform Using Text Interface and H.T.M.L. - In this webinar we will demonstrate the basics of text interface customizations.
  • Digging for Data: Queries, Reports, and Query Watches - This session will demonstrate the basics of configuring queries, query watches, and reports
  • Sharing is Caring: The Terra Dotta Community Library - The Terra Dotta Community Library (TDCL) is a platform designed to allow the Terra Dotta community to share application resources.
  • DIY Stock Layout Editor - a practical how-to discussion of using the Stock Layout Editor
  • What you need to know about Application and Program Itineraries - reviews the administrative tools available for building/maintaining program and application itineraries.
  • Demystifying the Data Import/Export Tool - discusses the basic and advanced functionality of this tool along with tips and tricks.  
  • Basics and Benefits of Using the Study Abroad Directory - demonstrates the fundamentals of building and marketing programs using the Terra Dotta Study Abroad Directory. 
  • Do They See What you See?  A Detailed look at Permissions - introduces users to the basics of permissions and data access objects.
  • Application Building Blocks - discusses how to create and deploy application elements
  • Let the Numbers do the Talking: Using Terra Dotta Software to Create Easy and Impressive Annual Reports - demonstrates different ways in which you leverage the power of TDS to create useful reports for your office.  
  • What your new hire should know about TDS - covers the key information that we'd encourage you to share with new people in your office.  
  • Let the Travel Management, Itineraries for Risk - introduces a new method of managing locations and dates in Risk Management and Travel Registration program types in TDS14. 
  • Application Itineraries for Study Abroad - introduces a new method of managing locations and dates in your programs and applications in TDS14.
  • Stocking up on FREE Reports that Enhance Site Functionality - highlights a variety of free stock reports available to enhance site functionality for all clients.  
  • Preparing for the Version 14 Upgrade - walks clients through some of the prepartation work that should be done before the newest software release this summer.  
  • Community Portal: Our NEW line of Communication - discusses the benefits of the new Support Portal released April 2014.  
  • Clarity for Clery: A Model for Incident and Clery Act Reporting - demonstrates how to utilize the Terra Dotta software to improve your ability to collect quick feedback from travelers, categorize the information and structure responses to all types of situations that may arise for your travelers
  • Site Maintenance : A Stitch in Time Saves Nine - details regular maintenance that should be done on your site to maintain a clean database.
  • New Available Feature!!! Visualizations -  demonstrates the latest graphic representations that are available for your site
  • The Power of Profiles - walks through the configuration option of profiles and the experience of both applicants and admins.
  • PVM is your friend - Taming the Process Versioning Beast - demonstrates how the Process Version Management system works and how useful PVM is. 
  • You Don't Have to be a Super User to be a Super Hero - Client session demonstrating tips and tricks for using the various "Super Powers" of the system to your advantage.
  • Student-to-Student Marketing: Word of Mouth from a World away - demonstrates how the abroad and alumni phases and be used for marketing purposes
  • What Happens in the Directory Stays in the Directory - Or Does It? - Client session demonstrating the directory enhancements in Version 12.
  • Using Terra Dotta Software to Improve Retention - describes the data collection and ideas on how to analyze your data.
  • How to Visually Present Your Website Content with WYSIWYG Templates - discusses best practices and reviews examples for templates will save you time in the future and improve the overall user experience on your site.
  • Dash of Tuning your User Experience - shows tips and tricks on how to use JavaScript in your Text Interface fields 
  • Saving trees: How to use StudioAbroad to Decrease your Workload - demonstrates how you can reduce your reliance on traditional paper forms and maximize the use of recommendations, questionnaires, and signature documents within the system. 
  • StudioAbroad Directory: Information for Providers - details areas of interest for providers who list their programs in StudioAbroad Directory.
  • Using Terra Dotta Software for Pre-Departure Orientations - presents tips and tricks on how to easily include all participants in pre-departure orientations with applications currently in the system.  
  • Permissions and Training: From On-Boarding to Off-Boarding and Everywhere In Between - discusses the permissions and training resources available to Terra Dotta Software users at all stages of experience and types of offices.  
  • Innovative Work-Flow Management with StudioAbroad - covers practical examples of advanced and innovative uses of the querying, reporting, and query watch systems in StudioAbroad, concentrating on how these systems can be used to facilitate office work flow.
  • Business Continuity and Change Management - discusses what steps should be taken in the software to prepare for a staffing change as well as ideas for documenting office processes so yow wont be at risk if something unexpected happens
  • Welcome to Version 12 - explores the new features introduced in our latest software upgrade 
  • Preparing for the Version 12 Upgrade -  helpful information on what you should do before and immediately after the Version 12 upgrade so that everything runs as smoothly as possible
  • Data Import/Export Utilities - explore the mechanism for performing complex and large-scale changes on your site while learning some tips to help you avoid pitfalls and trouble-shoot failures
  • Troubleshooting Integrations - covers detailed steps for the most common integration issues so that you can resolve issues faster and keep users happy
  • Phases, Statuses, and Dates Explained -  look at how application statuses, phases and dates work together to create the underlying flow of application, enrollment, and/or registration processes in Terra Dotta Software
  • Optimizing Your Site: Terra Dotta as Culture Change - hear about how one Terra Dotta client, Emory University, has integrated the technology within the cultural context campus
  • Course Management - how to use the course equivalency system
  • Risk Management - track side trips, incident reports and accept faculty-led program proposals
  • Support Resources - discover how to most effectively use the support resources available to you on the Terra Dotta University support website
  • Data Import / Export - this tool allows admin to export, update and import data into Terra Dotta software
  • Permissions Management - use staff permissions to grant or deny permissions on user and group levels
  • Application Processing - learn how to use the software to accommodate office processes that don't match the standard software structure such as a two step application process or prioritizing process elements
  • Leveraging Student Feedback - make use of Assessments, Evaluations and Testimonials in Terra Dotta software
  • Process Version Management - understand how to keep legacy data in tact when your processes evolve over time by creating new versions and deploying different versions to different application cycles
  • Recommendation Types - learn about deploying multiple recommendation types and tips for troubleshooting common recommender issues
  • Advanced WYSIWYG - learn advanced WYSIWYG tips for displaying and positioning your content, modifying images and tables, and using photo editors to design advanced graphics
  • Incoming Programs and Applications -  hear a client's perspective of implementing the incoming side of TD software and using it to accept applications from incoming students
  • WYSIWYG 101 - Review the basic WYSIWYG tips on working with images, tables, using different browsers and learn about CSS and how it affects the content you put in your WYSIWYG
  • Study Abroad Directory - learn best practices about previewing and installing programs from the Directory, mapping and updating brochures
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