Whether you’ve been using Terra Dotta software for years or are just getting started, you may be missing out on all that the software has to offer. The Terra Dotta Tune-Up Service provides a set of fresh, trained eyes to thoroughly review and evaluate your usage, configuration and procedures before preparing a detailed report. The report will identify areas where you can improve efficiency and help you to adopt best practices.
At the conclusion of this project, you will receive a detailed report with clearly stated, actionable items to help you use the software more effectively. The report will address problem areas, inefficiencies and features you have not yet implemented. As well, it will include a detailed checklist to arm you with a straightforward visualization of your strengths, weaknesses, and where your systems diverge from best practices.
On the Tune-Up Process, Terra Dotta project specialist Mark Landon said that “the Tune-Up service involves interviews with the primary users of the system and an independent evaluation of the configuration. We ultimately provide a report with specific, actionable recommendations.”
If you decide you would like to take action on the items addressed in the report, you can do the work in-house, with our knowledgebase and traditional support services to assist you. Alternatively, you can ask us to prepare a quote to have a trained software specialist perform the work for you.
If you’re interested in Terra Dotta’s Tune-Up Service, email support@terradotta.com for more.

As the 2013 year winds down, I’d like to point readers of the Terra Dotta Newsletter to reconsider the number they use when reporting U.S. study abroad participation. The week of November 11th was International Education Week in the U.S. this year. International Education Week celebrates cooperation between the U.S. and the rest of the world and highlights international learning through student mobility between the U.S. and other countries.
Let's take a look at how study abroad participation might be misrepresented.

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James Lee began working for Terra Dotta in the spring of 2008 and is currently the Director of Business Development. James travels quite a bit with the company, attending conferences and visiting campuses to conduct onsite demonstrations. When not traveling, he works from home in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Before joining Terra Dotta, James graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration before working in retail as a store manager for Osterman’s jewelry.

When James isn’t working, he enjoys traveling with his wife Jackie, building bonfires, cooking out, golfing, and watching Packers’ and Badgers’ games.

James enjoys working at Terra Dotta because it gives him the opportunity to meet so many fun and interesting people. When asked about his colleagues at Terra Dotta, James said “we have a wonderful variety of personalities that help to make work fun and not such a chore.”

Presenter: Erica Masten, Terra Dotta
This session is appropriate for any experience level and is targeted at those interested in learning more about how profiles can be configured on your site. In this session we will walk through the configuration options as well as demonstrate the applicant and admin experience.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Presenter: Jon Dillow, Terra Dotta
Former higher education administrator and Visualizations co-creator, Jon Dillow, will deliver an introductory presentation covering this new product, what it may mean to your office, and why visualizations will become an indispensable component of the international office web presence.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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to see a list of all of our support webinars.

Register to attend one or
of these online demos:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

JAN. 21 — ISSS
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

JAN. 28 — ESL
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

FEB. 18 — ESL
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

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to register.

A New User Workshop will be held on Monday afternoon, April 14 followed by a welcome reception Monday evening.
Two full days of sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday and end at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
Click here to learn more.

Hidden windows can log you out.

Each Terra Dotta window has a timer that automatically logs you out after 59 minutes of inactivity!
You can change the default automatic logout time under Maintenance > Environment Settings if you have Maintenance-level permissions.

  • Kennesaw State University -
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute
    of Technology
  • San Jose State University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Skidmore College
  • University of Notre Dame -
    Study Abroad
  • University of Notre Dame -
    Travel Registry
  • Webster University

  • Furman University
  • Occidental College
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Northern Iowa -
  • University of West Georgia
  • Western Washington University

Season's greetings from all of us at Terra Dotta to you and your family.

We hope the season is filled with joy and that you have a very Happy New Year!