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Tabs & Channels — Student View

current as of 5/28/10

Take a look at the channels that all ISU students receive in the Student version of BengalWeb. 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:

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.

Google Apps at ISU
Takes you to the Google Apps login page. Google Apps at ISU contains Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Groups, and Google Sites. Note: At present, you will have to sign in again to enter Google Apps, but single sign-on will be available in the future.

Picture of the Day 
Displays a new picture every day, submitted by members of the ISU community. Click on the link to submit a picture.

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 full 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.

How to Use BengalWeb
Takes you to an Introductory Video about BengalWeb, or see detailed instructions on using various BengalWeb features.

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), and 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).

Lets you log in to your personal Facebook page. After you log in, the channel will display some of your basic Facebook information, such as messages and friend requests waiting for you, etc.

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

Academic Tools

Provides easy access to academic calendars, schedules, advising information, registration, graduation planning, and student records.

Academic Tools

Student Alerts
Look here for important announcements about Registration, instructions for using new features as they are released, and other critical information about using BengalWeb. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Planning Tools
Features links to academic and planning calendars, as well as the final exam schedule, and more. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Student Records
Use this channel to look up your grades, update emergency contacts, or view holds (future — view transcripts here). This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Be Advised!
Provides many links to help students make good academic decisions, including links to Academic Catalogs (Historical Course Catalog), the General Education Worksheets, and even a GPA Calculator. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Registration Tools
Includes links to class schedules, online registration, your personal schedule, registration information and history, and the Registrar's website. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page. More information…

Graduation Planning
When it's finally time to graduate from ISU, students can find all the information they need right here. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

University Resources

Offers students direct links to a wide array of resources, including housing, colleges, and assorted services offered to students, including special services for veterans, new students, and international students.

University Resources

Every college at ISU has a link in this channel — just click to go directly to its website.

University Housing
Features links to the most sought after information regarding university housing, including costs, meal plans, and even maintenance request forms.

Student Right to Know
Contains links to information required under university accreditation rules, including links to graduation rates, crime reports, and student rights, as well as policy statements.

Features links to resources students can use to help them be successful at ISU, including tutoring resources, employment resources, and even information on studying abroad.

ISU offers a number of services for students, many of which can be found in this channel. Click here for counseling, health, and disablity resources, among others.

New Student
Not just for new students! All the things new students need to know, located in one channel. Take note: Much of this information will be useful for continuing students as well.

Veteran Students
Special links that apply specifically to veterans, including a link to ISU's Veteran's Sanctuary.

International Students
Provides links of special importance to ISU's many international students, including FAQ's, immigration updates, and employment opportunities.

These links are of particular value to those involved with research while at ISU.


Channels give students the information they need to know about costs of attendance — and ways of covering them.

Financial Aid
Features links to assorted financial aid assistance, including a link to the Federal Student Aid website. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

In addition, all students who have submitted a FAFSA application will find the following three extra Financial Aid channels on their Finances tab: 

Financial Aid Requirements
This channel gives students an instant view of what's needed to complete their application. More information…

Financial Aid Information
The Financial Aid Information channel shows students all the details of their financial aid packages. Students must come here to review their awards and accept them online, or they will not be disbursed. More information …

Work Study Balance
The Work Study Balance channel displays a student's authorized award and remaining balance, along with their placement and supervisor contact information. More information…

Important scholarship information. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Student Employment
Job opportunities on and off campus. This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Explains the various costs of attending ISU, from the obvious (tuition) to the less obvious (parking). This channel cannot be moved or deleted from this BengalWeb page.

Student Health Insurance
Important insurance information, including link to request a waiver.


This tab connects students admitted prior to Fall 2010 directly to My ISU, the University's web portal for students that was in use before BengalWeb (also available outside of BengalWeb at All of the features of MyISU will be replaced by new tools to be provided in BengalWeb during the coming year. After this has occurred, MyISU and its corresponding links will cease to exist.



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

Campus Life

Find out about everything there is to do around campus — from movies to the climbing wall, concerts to yurt rentals. Also includes information on involvement opportunities and additional valuable services offered to students.

Campus Life

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

Campus Recreation and Reed Gym
Lots of ways to keep fit and have fun! Find out about the many activties available through Campus Recreation.

Outdoor Adventure Center
ISU's Outdoor Adventure Center is one of the nation's best, providing an amazing variety of activities for adventurous spirits. Links to their most popular programs can be found in this channel.

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.

Bengal Movies
What's playing on campus this week? This channel displays slides of posters for upcoming films. Includes show times, too.

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

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

Student Involvement
Features many ways student can get involved, including student government, service, or student organizations.

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

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.

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

Learn about software you can download, as well as ISU software purchases and discounts.

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.

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