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Tabs & Channels — Employee View

current as of 5/28/10

These are the tabs that appear in the default version of BengalWeb provided to all ISU employees. Remember: You can move, add, or remove channels by logging into BengalWeb and clicking on the "Content Layout" link found in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Click on the name of a tab to see a snapshot of it and descriptions of the channels it contains:

In addition, employees with a "Finance" role will receive the following two tabs:

If you are an employee and are also a student (or have been a student in the past), you may find that you are also receiving the Academic Tools and Finances tabs provided to students (see Tabs & Channels — Student View). Depending on whether you are primarily an employee or primarily a student, there may be some variations in what content appears on your tabs.

Employees with the "Student Help" role will also receive some additional features provided in the default Tabs & Channels — Student View of BengalWeb.

 

Home Tab

Opens whenever you log in to BengalWeb. Features news, announcements, and some of the most popular channels.

Home Tab

Regional Centers
Links to the main webpages for each ISU regional campus: Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls.

ISU Twitter Headlines
Displays ISU's Twitter feed containing up-to-the-minute information about what's going on around the University.

Campus Announcements 
Provides the first few lines of recent announcements sent to all campus users. Click on any campus announcement to view the expanded page of all campus announcements. Items in Campus Announcements are removed from the list when they expire. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Personal Announcments
Provides the first few lines of personal announcments you have recently received. Click on any of the announcments to view the expanded page with the ful -text of all the active announcements you have received. These announcements will be removed when they expire, or you can delete them from the expanded page. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Important Academic Information
Contains important announcements about academic information, such as add/drop deadlines, midterms, etc. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Search ISU Web pages
Search the ISU website.

ISU News Sources
Provides quick links to ISU news sources, including the Bengal newspaper, KISU-FM radio, and employee newsletter.

My Bookmarks
Allows you to save any links you choose. At the bottom of the channel, click on the plus sign on the left (next to the page with the bookmark), then type in the needed information in the fields that appear. If you have a lot of links, you can organize them into folders by clicking on the folder icons (also at the bottom of the channel).

Picture of the Day
This channel is not currently provided in the default view of BengalWeb for employees . . . but you're welcome to add it! Just click on the Content Layout link in the upper left corner of your screen to get started (click here for additional instructions). See a new picture each weekday. Photos provided by ISU students and employees. Instructions for submitting photos are included in channel.


Employees

Important resources for ISU employees.

Time Entry Alerts
Important information for completing your time sheet correctly for a particular bi-weekly payroll. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Time Reporting
Links to your online time sheets. A tutorial for how to correctly perform Web Time Entry is available through the "Help with HR Payroll Channels" channel, or you can click on this link: Web Time Entry Tutorial. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page. More information…

Time Approval
Allows time approvers to approve time for the employees they supervise. More information…

Help with HR Payroll Channels
Provides links to tutorials, instructions, sample time sheets, and FAQs regarding HR Payroll issues. More information…

Personal Information
Allows you to update your address, phone, email, or emergency numbers. Once updated here, changes will be updated throughout the system. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page. More information…

Employment Details
Provides links to your various employment details:

  • Benefits — your personal benefits summary
  • Direct deposit — your direct deposit allocation
  • Pay stub — your pay stubs
  • Job details — your current job summary
  • Leave details — your current leave balances
  • Tax forms —W4 and W2 related

This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page. The Employee Directory link is currently unavailable. More information…

Campus Work Orders
Place a work order with Facilities, IT Operations, or Networking & Telecommunications (NeTel).

Forms
Provides links to often-used ISU forms.

Reports @ ISU (Argos)
Access Argos, ISU's reporting tool. Only those with authorization can use Argos. Also has links to instructions and where to get assistance with a report or request a new one. More information…

Tigeri Tools
Access Banner INB. By permission only.

Purchase Card
Everything related to P-Card management. Log in to the CCER online P-Card reconciliation system, view online tutorials, access P-Card Manual.

ISU Resources
Features some of the most popular resources on campus, everything from Faculty/Staff Handbook to payroll schedule.

Governance
Provides links to the websites of ISU's governing bodies: Faculty Senate and Staff Council.

PSUB and Rendezvous Reservations
Allows you to make reservations with Chartwells catering or to schedule an event on campus.

My Bookmarks
Gives you the option to save any links you choose. At the bottom of the channel, click on the plus sign on the left (next to the page with the bookmark), then type in the needed information in the fields that appear. If you have a lot of links, you can organize them into folders by clicking on the folder icons (also at the bottom of the channel).


Finance

Only provided to those who have a finance role on campus (including account directors and those with assigned privileges, also ReqMasters). Provides channels to access budget and finance information.

Financial Advisor
Provides a quick way to check on the accounts you have access to view. Click on the edit button to enter the information for your accounts, and then the bar graph will show the account status. Click on the number in the legend column to go directly to a Budget Lookup screen for more information. If you cannot access the information for one of your accounts, contact the Finance department for assistance. More information…

Finance Information
Features links to various information needed to manage your accounts, including checking budget and expenditure information, looking up commodity and account codes, and even accessing Internet Native Banner (INB — by permission only). More information…

Forms
Quick links to essential finance and travel forms.

Help with Finance & Purchasing
Learn how to approve requisitions and perform other tasks using the Self-Service Banner features provided through BengalWeb. More information…

Approval Alerts
This channel will notify you if you have any documents waiting for your approval and provide a link to those documents so you can quickly access them. More information…

Grants Alert
This channel is provided only to those who have been awarded a grant. It simply provides a reminder of when your grant will expire. More information…


Purchasing

Only provided to those who have a finance role on campus (including account directors and those with assigned privileges, also ReqMasters). Provides channels to access budget and finance information.

Contact Us
Provides links to all personnel in the Purchasing Department.

Requisitions
For those who have been trained to do requisitions (ReqMasters), provides links to resources to create and track those requisitions. Also provides a list of active ReqMasters.

Purchase Card
Everything related to P-Card management. Log in to the CCER online P-Card reconciliation system, view online tutorials, access P-Card Manual.

Approval Alerts
This channel will notify you if you have any documents waiting for your approval and provide a link to those documents so you can quickly access them. More information…

Purchasing Resources
Helpful resources for those purchasing anything for ISU.

Help with Finance & Purchasing
Learn how to approve requisitions and perform other tasks using the Self-Service Banner features provided through BengalWeb. More information…


F/S Tools

Provides access to ISU's Faculty/Staff Tools, the University's web portal for employees that was in use before BengalWeb (also available outside of BengalWeb at http://my.isu.edu/fstools). Note: All of the features provided by Faculty/Staff Tools will eventually be replaced by new tools in BengalWeb. After this has occurred, Faculty/Staff Tools will cease to exist.

F/S Tools Tab


Academics

Teaching and learning resources for ISU faculty and staff (students have a corresponding tab named "Academic Tools").

Faculty and Advisor Alerts
Look here for important instructions for using new features as they are released, and other critical information about BengalWeb. More information…

Faculty Section Assignments
See detailed information about sections assigned to you; view, save, and print class rosters; manage enrollment with online waitlists; add optional syllabus information and office hours; email class. More information…

Faculty Grade Assignment
Online grading tool. Available only to instructors of assigned courses. More information…

Be Advised!
Provides links to advising resources, including Academic Catalogs (Historical Course Catalog), the General Education Worksheets, and even a GPA Calculator.

Faculty Schedule
See your daily or weekly schedule. More information…

Faculty Tools
Search the ISU class schedule; grant registration overrides; view advisee list and look up student information; access full menu of course management and advising tools. More information…

Planning Tools
Features links to academic and planning calendars, as well as the final exam schedule, and more.

Academic Resources
Links to key websites and tools.


Library

Showcases news from the library, and provides direct access to many of the library's resources and services..

Library Resources
Direct access to the library's catalog and databases, the Interlibrary Loan form, and other reference materials.

Library Help
Link to "Ask a Librarian." Also helpful tutorials and other information provided by the library, including how to cite sources and FAQs.

ISU Libraries
Link to main page for each library location and list of hours.

Library Services
Instructional and collection development services provided by the library.

Library News
What's going on at the library? Good question! Look here to keep up on what's going on.


Campus Life

What's happening on campus? Find out about events, clubs, and other activities.

Campus Life Tab

Campus Services
Connects you to important services offered by the University, such as transportation, dining, the Early Learning Center, and Counseling and Testing.

ISU Event Calendar
Just put your cursor over a date, wait a second or two, and you'll be able to see what's going on at ISU. Click on the event to show more information.

Web Cam
Aimed at the quad amphitheatre in front of the PSUB, this webcam is updated about every 10 minutes.

Campus Events
Features a variety of links to answer the popular question "What should we do tonight?" Find links to movies, games, crafts, concerts, and much more.


How Do I...

Here's a tab that tells you how to use BengalWeb and also provides answers to many other frequently asked questions. When you're not sure where to find information or get assistance, check here.

How Do I Tab

IT Service Desk
Get in touch with the IT Service Desk (sometimes called the "Help Desk") for all problems with software, hardware, or networking. You can also search their online Knowledge Base for answers to your tech questions.

Suggestions
Send in a suggestion to improve BengalWeb, or a more general suggestion to improve the University overall.

Tigeri Training
Learn how to use the many features of the Banner system — or look over instructions for a refresher — at Tigeri Training.

Software
Find out about software you can download, as well as ISU software purchases and discounts.

Help with Finance & Purchasing
Learn how to approve requisitions and perform other tasks using the Self-Service Banner features provided through BengalWeb. More information…

Help with HR Payroll Channels
Provides links to tutorials, instructions, sample time sheets, and FAQs regarding HR Payroll issues. More information…

Help Resources
Find out how to get help when you need it: IT Service Desk; Crisis Counseling; Campus Emergencies; PSUB & Rendezvous Help.

Directories & Frequently Called Numbers
Links to directories; also provides frequently called numbers and links to corresponding websites.

How to Use BengalWeb
View an Introductory Video about BengalWeb, or consult the detailed User's Guide to BengalWeb. Look here for instructions on customizing BengalWeb or setting up an online group.

Maps & Directions
Contains maps and directions for the ISU Pocatello campus and a link to Google maps for directions to anywhere else in the world.

WikiHow
Random entries from the popular WikiHow website, where you can learn how to do darn near anything. :-)


 

Last Modified: 09/16/10 at 11:19:55 AM

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