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How to schedule an appointment with your instructors and advisers in the Bengal Success Portal.
The Bengal Success Portal is a tool that provides you with a central location to connect you with the people and services that can help you succeed at Buffalo State. This guide helps students get started with 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.
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.
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.
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.
Instructors and advisers are able to schedule appointments with students using the Bengal Success Portal.
Instructors are able to record attendance for each class meeting in the Bengal Success Portal.
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.
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.
When you want to acknowledge student effort or offer praise, you can give students a Kudos.
In the Bengal Success Portal, you can filter your students by attribute to show current students who are not registered for the Fall 2018 semester.
Your list of students in the Bengal Success Portal can be filtered in a number of ways.
Within the Email Notifications tab, you are able to specify Appointment Notifications, connect your Exchange Calendar with the Bengal Success Portal, specify settings to recieve Summary Emails, and set Tracking Notification rules.
After initially setting your office hours, you can setup additional office hours or make changes.
When a student concern has been resolved, advisers and instructors should clear the Bengal Success Portal flag that was raised for the student.
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
Instructors are able to download an Attendance Report to see a record of all attendance they have recorded in the Bengal Success Portal.
Your Appointment Preferences allow you to define office hours blocks, specify office locations, and allow others to manage your calendar.