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Virtual Workshop for ISSS:
Scholar Module

The TDS Scholar Module provides a clean user interface for management of J-1 scholars and H-1B employees. The Scholar Module streamlines the sponsorship and onboarding process for international scholars and employees, by improving support of department-initiated requests and information exchange. You’ll be able to initiate J-1 scholar and H-1B employee records, loop in host departments and faculty to contribute to moving scholars through your processes, and give prospective scholars access to your online scholar record management.

The implementation of the Scholar Module is an intuitive process that follows a specific set of steps as documented in the 'Guide to Implement Scholars' Knowledgebase article.  For those that would like a structured workshop to review the implementation steps, see a demonstration, and spend time for hands-on practice, then the TDS Scholar Module Workshop is for you!

The TDS Scholar Module Workshop is a 2-week online training beginning July 22, 2019.  The workshop is designed for clients who have a TDS license for ISSS and are interested in a fast-paced intensive workshop to accelerate and complete the implementation of the Scholar Module on their campus.

This workshop will offer clients training and coaching in a personalized setting, utilizing a mixture of demonstration, hands-on development, and group work - all from the convenience of your office.

During the 2-weeks, participants should plan to spend an average of 2 hours per day for 3 days each week in training/meeting/working sessions plus an additional couple of hours per day outside of the structured sessions in order to accomplish the goals of the program. Clients who are able to devote additional hours will have greater outcomes at the completion of the workshop.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Understand the concepts and implement the Scholar Module on your university’s TDS production site
  • Gain confidence in building and editing requests in the TDS Scholar Module
  • Develop J-1 and H-1B initial and extension requests
  • Develop J-1 Scholar requests 
  • Add/Import groups, department admins, scholars, etc.  

Workshop Details                            
Dates: July 22 - Aug 5, 2019
Location: Online
Cost: $420
Registration Deadline: July 16, 2019
This workshop is now closed. Please keep checking our conference pages for future events.


Date Time Meeting Description
Mon Jul 22 1pm - 3pm EDT Introductions, demonstration/training on Scholar Module functionality from the perspective of the department admin and scholar.  Will explore what a finished product can do in order to guide efforts and configuration choices throughout the rest of the workshop.
Tues Jul 23 1pm - 3pm EDT Training on site settings, groups, and users.  Time dedicated to guided, hands-on work in the site to begin configuring the Scholar Module based on training.
Thurs Jul 25 1pm - 3pm EDT Review of requests that are delivered as standard within the Scholar Module.  Group discussion regarding current business processes with the goal of identifying needs beyond the standard functionality.
Mon Jul 29 1pm - 3pm EDT Demonstration/Training on Sponsorship request.  Time dedicated to hands-on building to finalize configurations of J-1 requests.
Tues Jul 30 1pm - 4pm EDT Demonstration/Training of J-1 requests.  Time dedicated to hands-on building to finalize configurations of Sponsorship requests. 
Thurs Aug 1 1pm - 3pm EDT Demonstration/Training of H-1B requests.  Time dedicated to hands-on building to finalize configurations of Sponsorship requests.
Mon Aug 5 1pm - 2pm EDT Wrap up: High level review of what was covered during the workshop and final discussions to address any outstanding questions.  Review steps necessary to go live with the Scholar Module.
Mid/late Aug TBD Individual check-in meetings with each attendee to answer questions about ongoing administration of the Scholar Module.


Requests for refunds can be made in writing to  Fees will be refunded minus a $60.00 service fee for requests made prior to July 15, 2019.  You also have the option to transfer your full registration cost towards another attendee. No refunds will be made on or after July 15, 2019.