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User's Guide to BengalWeb

BengalWeb Tour & Channel Directory


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Coming soon! Click here for a pictorial overview of tabs and channels available in BengalWeb.

 

Channel Directory by Tab

The following channels are found in the default layout of BengalWeb offered to all ISU employees:

Home Tab
Faculty/Staff Tools Tab
Employees Tab
Academics Tab
Library Tab
Campus Life Tab
How Do I . . . ? Tab

Subscribable Channels NOT Included in the Default View that You Might Want to Add

 

Home Tab

This is the tab that you arrive at when you first log on to BengalWeb. It features important news and many of the most-often-used channels. Items are listed in the order they appear: Top to bottom, left to right..

My Calendar. Features at-a-glance access to your calendar, your to-do list, and any pending invitations. You can customize the details shown or choose which calendar you want to use. More info on personal calendars . . .

Campus Announcements.Provides the first few lines of recent campus announcements sent to all campus users. Click on any campus announcement to view the expanded page of all campus announcements.

Items in campus announcements will be removed from the list when they expire; this time frame is determined by ISU policy or by the party who sent the announcement. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from your BengalWeb page.

Personal Announcements. Provides the first few lines of personal announcements you have recently received. The personal announcements you receive will depend on your role, status, major, or enrolled courses. Click on any personal announcement to view the expanded page with the full-text of all active personal announcements that you have received. You may also delete them while you're in the expanded page.

Items in your personal announcements list will be removed from your list when they expire; this time frame is determined by ISU policy or by the party who sent the personal announcement. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from your BengalWeb page.

Sun WebMail. Provides a link to your Sun Webmail account. Because we have single sign-on within BengalWeb, you will not need to re-login to access your email when you're in BengalWeb.

Search ISU Web Pages. Search the ISU website.

ISU News Sources. Provides quick links to ISU news sources, including the school paper, radio station, and employee newsletter, among others.

My Bookmarks. Allows you to add bookmarks to your BengalWeb tab, so you can easily link to other web-based resources. If you have a lot of bookmarks, you can even organize them into folders by clicking on the folder icons at the bottom of the channel

Faculty/Staff Tools Tab

Provides access to the Faculty/Staff Tools page of ISU's website. Because BengalWeb features single sign-on, you will not need to log in to the Faculty/Staff Tool page if you access it through BengalWeb.

Employees Tab

Important resources for ISU employees.

Time Entry Alerts. Provides important information for completing your Web Time Entry correctly for a particular Bi-weekly Payroll. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from your BengalWeb page.

Time Reporting. Provides links to the time sheets where employees can do Web Time Entry. 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 your BengalWeb page.

Time Approval. Provides access for time approvers to approve time for the employees they supervise.

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

Personal Information. Provides links that will let you 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 your BengalWeb page.

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, since they not printed out if you have direct deposit; Job Details: your current job summary; Leave Details: your current leave balances. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from your BengalWeb page. The employee directory link is currently unavailable.

Campus Work Orders. Provides links to various areas where you can place a work order: Facilities, IT Operations, and Networking & Telecommunications (NeTel).

Forms. Provides links to the most-often-used ISU forms.

Governance. Provides links to the websites of ISU's governing bodies: Classified Employees Council (CEC), Council of Professional Employees (COPE), Faculty Senate, Staff Council.

PSUB and Rendezvous Reservations. Provides links to allow you to make reservations with Chartwells or to schedule an event on campus.

My Bookmarks. Features a place for you to store bookmarks, so you can easily link to your favorite other web-based resources. If you have a lot of bookmarks, you can organize them into folders by clicking on the folder icons at the bottom of the channel.

Academics Tab

Teaching and learning resources for ISU faculty, staff, and students.

Moodle. Provides a direct link to Moodle. BengalWeb features single sign-on so you will not have to sign in again if you access Moodle through BengalWeb.

Academic Resources. Provides important links to general information about academics at ISU: class and final exam schedule, academic catalogs, calendars, handbooks, etc.

Library Tab

The library contains many of ISU's most-frequently-visited electronic resources, and so we've given it a tab of its own for your convenience.

Library Resources. Provides links to the most-used library resources, including the library's databases and catalog searching resources.

Library Services. Provides links and information about services the library provides, including "Ask-A-Librarian" and the Reference Desk phone number.

Library News. Provides a bulleted list of the latest news from the Eli M. Oboloer Library. Each heading is a link to a more complete version of that news.

Campus Life Tab

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

Campus Services. Provides links to various services offered at ISU, including the Health Center, Parking, and Public Safety, among others.

ISU Event Calendar. Provides a calendar of ISU events. Place your mouse on an orange date for a quick pop-up view of what's scheduled that day, or click on the day to bring up a full-page calendar with more complete information and links to full information pages about each event.

Web Cam. Provides a live feed from the ISU web cam, located on the roof of the PSUB looking west.

Campus Activities. Provides links to popular campus activity information, including athletics, theater, and music, among others.

How Do I . . . ? Tab

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.

IT Service Desk. Provides contact information and links to the IT Service Desk. All problems with software, hardware, or networking are handled by the IT Service Desk (also known as the "Help Desk"). You can also search their Knowledge Base for answers to your tech question, using the link found in this channel.

Suggestions. Allows users to send in a suggestion to improve BengalWeb, or a more general suggestion to improve the university overall.

Tigeri Training. Provides a link to the Tigeri Training website, an email link, and other contact information.

Software. Provides links to software you can download, and well as ISU software purchases and discounts.

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

Help Resources. Provides links to many help providers on campus: IT Service Desk; Crisis Counseling; Campus Emergencies; PSUB & Rendezvous Help.

Directories & Frequently Called Numbers. Provides links to directories; also provides frequently called numbers and links to the websites for those areas.

How to Use BengalWeb. Provides links to an Introductory Video about BengalWeb, as well as to a more detailed User's Guide to BengalWeb.

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

Subscribable Channels NOT Included in the Default View that You Might Want to Add

Not all channels are provided in the default layout for your role. Check the list below to see what others might come in handy.

Group Leader Activity Channel. Gives group leaders an at-a-glance view of new content that requires approval in their groups. Additional help for this channel is available by clicking on the help button in the channel tool bar. The chat function is not available.

Group Studio Activity Channel. Gives group members an at-a-glance view of new information in the groups they belong to. Additional help for this channel is available by clicking on the help button in the channel tool bar.

 

 

Last Modified: 09/02/09 at 10:33:46 AM