Breakout Sessions

We all may work in international education, but we see the world through different lenses. Outgoing? Incoming? All travelers? You want sessions that pertain to your area of responsibility, and TDU Global is here to oblige. We’ll help you identify and attend the sessions that are relevant to your work so that you can improve the services of your particular office.

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Terra Dotta Study Abroad: The Year in Review
A lot can happen in a year at Terra Dotta, especially with quarterly releases that each deliver new and updated features to our client community. Join us for a look at where we've been and catch up on any information you might have missed as we review our previous three releases and preview what's to come in the Terra Dotta Study Abroad 20.1 Release. With a continued focus on streamlining the software, enhancing performance, and responding to client needs, the Study Abroad Product Team is excited to revisit these updates with you.
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Terra Dotta Study Abroad: The Road Ahead
The future is...well, come and see! Join us for a glimpse into all the good things to come in the roadmap ahead for Terra Dotta Study Abroad. This session will outline the Study Abroad Product Team's direction forward and development goals as well as offer insight into how the team integrates your feedback and ideas into new versions of the software. If you've been looking for a way to further engage with the product team and learn how your suggestions can lend a hand in elevating the software, then this is exactly the place you'll want to be.
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The Admin Console: A New Way to Work
What better way to kick off a new decade than with a complete evolution! The Admin Console has redefined the Terra Dotta administrative user experience to reduce the steps, know-how, and time needed to perform day-to-day actions. With an array of tools to choose from that assist with everything from application management to process element deployment, the Admin Console just might be the change you've been looking for - and there's still more to come. Join us as we highlight how to maximize your use of the Admin Console and hear an update on features that are still to come.
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The Open Doors Stock Report: Improving Your Data Gathering Needs
We know. Collecting and reporting data for IIE's Open Doors U.S. Study Abroad Survey can be quite the cumbersome annual project. That's why Terra Dotta offers a user-friendly reporting tool that can assist with gathering and formatting your site's data in a more structured, efficient way. Session participants will take a closer look at how Terra Dotta's Open Doors Stock Report has been enhanced over the past year to better align with the latest changes from IIE. Learn how to configure your site properly for data collection and get the most out of using the Open Doors Stock Report.
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The Admin Console: Process Management Made Easy
Redefine the way you work! The Admin Console introduces intuitive, modern tools that can change your approach to performing some of your more large-scale tasks in Terra Dotta. Minimize the steps you need to build out process elements and deploy them to applicants. Schedule application cycles in advance for more efficient planning, organization, and management of application processes. This session takes these new process management possibilities and explores them in depth, demonstrating basic usage as well as the steps needed to smoothly transition forward with the Admin Console.
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Application Triggers: The Future of Easy Automation
Get ready - there's a new system in town! Application Triggers brings to you a simplified way of using logical conditions and rules to automate your work processes without the need for saved queries and query watches. This is just the beginning of a long-desired client request that rethinks the way you assign and route applications to staff. Join us as we cover all the functionality of Application Triggers with use cases and demonstrations.
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Custom Layouts: Basics & Best Practices
Looking for a change? The Advanced Layout Editor is a popular go-to tool that can give your Terra Dotta site a visual boost. It's a simple as using a custom layout, or wrapper, to integrate your site more closely with that of your institution's. Learn more about the Advanced Layout Editor in this session and receive guidance on how to best create your customized site wrapper so that it remains compatible with future upgrades to your site.
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An Introduction to Usability and Accessibility Testing
Usability and accessibility testing are a regular part of Terra Dotta's development process; however, these assessments only cover the native user interface and functionality of your Terra Dotta site. Additional options are available for you to use to keep your site compliant with accessibility standards as well as to create site content that is more intuitive for your site visitors. In this session, participants will learn the basics of usability and accessibility testing and discover steps to independently assess your site.
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Getting the Most out of your Data: Queries, Reports, and Query Watches
Most Terra Dotta admin users would agree that queries, reports, and query watches have long been at the core of one's daily use of the software. If you are new to Terra Dotta, then learning how to effectively use these tools to get the most out of the data they provide is an essential step in strengthening your productivity within the software, allowing you to stay on top of important office processes. This session will pair with a hands-on lab where Terra Dotta staff will be available to answer questions.
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Re-Introducing Course Approvals
Terra Dotta's classic Credit Equivalency Request (CER) functionality has long been one of the most requested improvements for the Study Abroad product, so we feel it's only appropriate to shout: Course Approvals has arrived! Join us in rediscovering what is now a fully electronic course approval process focused on approving specific courses for a student's study abroad experience. From entering course content to submitting a request as an applicant and taking action as an approver, Course Approvals offers more for everyone.