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Add Appointment Outcomes in the Bengal Success Portal

Before or after interacting with a student in office hours, advising hours, or a meeting, instructors and advisers are able to record appointment outcomes.

Add SpeedNotes in the Bengal Success Portal

Adding SpeedNotes allows you to quickly record the content or results of your meeting with a student.

Appointment Preferences

Your Appointment Preferences allow you to define office hours blocks, specify office locations, and allow others to manage your calendar.

Attendance Report

Instructors are able to download an Attendance Report to see a record of all attendance they have recorded in the Bengal Success Portal.

Cancel an Appointment

Appointments can be cancelled by the student, instructor, and/or adviser. To cancel a Bengal Success Portal appointment from Outlook, simply locate the appointment on your Outlook Calendar and cancel or decline the appointment. Appointments can also be cancelled within the Bengal Success Portal

Clear a Flag

When a student concern has been resolved, advisers and instructors should clear the Bengal Success Portal flag that was raised for the student.

Edit Your Office or Advising Hours

After initially setting your office hours, you can setup additional office hours or make changes.

Filter your Student List

Your list of students in the Bengal Success Portal can be filtered in a number of ways.

Find Current Students who are Not Registered for the Upcoming Semester

In the Bengal Success Portal, you can filter your students by attribute to show current students who are not registered for the upcoming semester.

Give Kudos

When you want to acknowledge student effort or offer praise, you can give students a Kudos.

Message Students in the Bengal Success Portal

Instructors and advisers can send mass messages to students in the Bengal Success Portal.


Within the Notifications tab, you are able to specify Appointment Notifications, specify settings to receive Summary Emails, and set Tracking Item rules.

Raise a Flag

When you have a concern with a particular student, raise a flag to communicate your observations. This article describes how to raise a flag in the Bengal Success Portal.

Record Attendance

Instructors are able to record attendance for each class meeting in the Bengal Success Portal.

Refer Students to Support Services

Faculty and advisers are able to refer students to support services by sending a Referral.

Schedule Appointments with Students

Instructors and advisers are able to schedule appointments with students using the Bengal Success Portal.

Set Up Your Bengal Success Portal Profile

Your Bengal Success Portal profile will let your students know who you are and how to contact you. Your profile also allows you to set appointment and email preferences. Some components of your profile, such as your contact information, are imported from Banner.

Set Up Your Office or Advising Hours

The first time you login to the Bengal Success Portal, a ‘wizard’ to walk you through setting up your office hours, which enables students to schedule time with you.

Student Progress Report

Flags and Kudos can also be raised by submitting a progress survey.  Progress Surveys will be sent at specific times during each term. You will receive an email reminder when there is a new survey for you to complete.  Instructors will receive a separate survey for each course, reflecting the course’s roster.

Sync Your Exchange Calendar with the Bengal Success Portal

The Bengal Success Portal is able to read busy times from your Buffalo State Exchange Calendar. In order to this to take effect, you will need to enable this setting in the Bengal Success Portal and must share your Exchange calendar.

View Your Students in the Bengal Success Portal

In the Bengal Success Portal, you are able to see students that you have a connection with. These connections are coming from information entered in Banner. From the My Students Tab, you are able to find information about your students, raise a tracking item (flag, kudos, referral), and communicate with a student or group of students.