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ISSS New User Workshop

ISSS New User Workshop

The ISSS New User Workshop is a 4 hour workshop designed for staff at new client institutions or for new staff who have not previously worked with Terra Dotta software.

This workshop will be primarily lecture and demonstration; participants should bring their laptop to follow along on their own production or sandbox site.  Material will be covered in an intensive-format learning environment, so attendees should bring energy and enthusiasm for a fast-paced and fun workshop.  

During the workshop, participants will receive a comprehensive list of relevant Knowledgebase articles to take away for future use and will be given suggestions for conference sessions that will enhance what they are learning about a particular topic.
In this workshop, you will:
  • Learn the building blocks of the software
  • Gain an understanding of the available features
  • Become more accustomed to common Terra Dotta vocabulary
  • Network with other users who are also new to the software
  • Gain knowledge that will provide context for the rest of the conference
The first half of the workshop will focus on:
  • Building a user friendly and engaging site for both your users and administrators.
  • Utilizing the full functionality of the software to streamline your process.
  • Becoming familiar with not only the administrative view, but also the user perspective.

The second half of the workshop will focus on:
  • Introduction to the SEVIS Module and all the ways it's designed to make your job easier.
  • Hands on DSO/RO experience utilizing the software to connect with SEVIS to process an action.
  • Learn tips and tricks to help you optimize your use of TDS .
Erin Brady Presenter

Date, Time, Cost:

Date:  Monday, April 15th
Time:  8:00am - 12:00pm

Cost:  $125


You can register for a Pre-Conference Workshop by itself or in addition to the main TDU Global Conference.  With either choice, you will need to complete a TDU Global registration form and indicate your preferred Pre-Conference Workshop.  If you are already registered for the main TDU Global Conference, complete the following items to add a workshop:
  • If you’d like to pay by credit card, log into and make the payment by selecting the "Pay by Credit Card: Pre-Conference Workshop Only" payment option under "Credit Card Payments".  Then please email to let us know which workshop you wish to attend. 
  • If you need to pay by check, please email us at, let us know which workshop you wish to attend, and an invoice will be sent.

Contact with any questions.

Learn more about the other Pre-Conference Workshops:

Study Abroad Workshop - Building Programs and Applications for Beginners
Study Abroad Workshop - Managing Applications for Beginners
Study Abroad Workshop - Reporting
ISSS Advanced Workshop