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Boot Camp


  • Are you in an office that is implementing TDS for the first time?
  • Do you have employees who need to quickly get up to speed?
  • Do you have new staff who need a solid understanding of TDS?

If you said yes to any of the questions above, this program is ideal for you.

Terra Dotta Boot Camp is a 2-day, hands-on, immersive workshop designed to rapidly build your skills as a Terra Dotta administrator.

As a participant, you will receive access to your own Terra Dotta practice site for 30 days.  You will start with a blank copy of the software and wind up with a complete site similar to those used in real-world applications.

Experienced instructors will guide you through exercises that teach core features for building your site and completing daily tasks and processes.

You will leave with a certificate of completion and skills to empower you as a TDS administrator!

Study Abroad

Please note: there are currently no Study Abroad Boot Camps planned.

Study Abroad Workshop Objectives: 

The following is an overview of the learning objectives. View a full list of learning objectives.

  • Build a Study Abroad site including creation of locations, terms, and various recommendations
  • Create and manage profiles and applicants in TDS
  • Understand all program types, and how to create and update programs
  • Develop applications and learn to manage application cycles
  • Generate robust, data-rich reports about applicants and programs
  • Configure TDS to improve your program marketing and communication
  • Use the software’s capabilities to respond to world crisis situations
  • Discuss how to handle real-life scenarios with TDS experts


ISSS Workshop Objectives:

The following is an overview of the learning objectives.  View a full list of learning objectives.

  • Navigate and use the SEVIS module
  • Learn how to navigate the administrative interface
  • Create a basic graphic layout using the stock layout editor
  • Create content with Terra Dotta’s Content Management System
  • Create programs
  • Create and learn how to deploy application materials
  • Learn how to use the tools for administering advisee records
  • Learn how to create and share robust, data-rich reports about students/scholars and programs
  • Understand how to convert the workflow needs of an office to processes in TDS
  • Discuss how to handle real-life scenarios


Terra Dotta is offering two virtual workshops this summer! One for Study Abroad offices focused on the Program Wizard, and the other for International Student & Scholar Services focused on the Scholar Module.

What Does My Boot Camp Registration Include?

  • 2-Day Terra Dotta Boot Camp
  • 30-Day access to your own Terra Dotta software site
  • Coffee breaks & 2 lunches

Changes & Cancellations

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