Training and Resources for Staff and Faculty

Online Training

New this year! BoilerConnect 101 - an online, self-paced training housed in Brightspace.  Access it here. 

Having trouble accessing the BoilerConnect 101 course in Brightspace?  Please email and be sure to include your name and Purdue alias. 

In-person Training
We will be offering in-person advanced trainings this fall.  Advanced Training will cover topics like caseload management with student lists and saved searches, as well as using the advanced search feature effectively. If you are confident in your basic use of the system and are ready to learn more this is the training for you! 

Fall 2024 Dates/Times

August 8, 2024 -- 9:00-10:00am

September 17, 2024 -- 10:30-11:30am

October 9, 2024 -- 1:30-2:30pm

November 21, 2024 -- 3:00-4:00pm

December 17, 2024 -- 10:30-11:30am

Click here to register!


Feature Spotlight Series
Did you hear about the 20 minute feature spotlight webinar series we offered monthly throughout the last year?  Did you attend any?  We are gathering feedback to determine if this is a resource that should continue.  Whether attended any or not, please take a couple of minutes to complete this quick feedback survey to help us determine our programming for the upcoming year. 

Historical Feature Spotlight Topics and Materials

Spring 2024
January - Setting and Maintaining Availability
January webinar recording and slides

February - Alerts and Cases (referral system)
February webinar recording and slides

April - V3 Reports
April webinar recording and slides

May - Advanced Search
May webinar recording and slides


Fall 2023
August – Sending Messages
August webinar recording and slides
Sending Messages Handout

September – Appointment Campaigns
September webinar recording and slides

October – Staff Dashboard
October webinar recording and slides

December – Student Lists and Saved Searches
December webinar recording and slides

Visit the BoilerConnect Documentation page to view the full documentation guidelines as well as a two page quick resource guide.
Alerts and Cases within BoilerConnect allow for a more intentional interaction with students in the referral process. Anyone with the appropriate access (typically Advisor/Coach) can issue an alert on a student which will result in either outreach or an automated email from the referral office.  For more information on all of the available alerts in BoilerConnect, please see the information below.  The available referral offices continue to grow each semester as we continue to enhance this functionality of the platform, so be sure to check back often!
Categories are system-wide identifiers or student attributes that are used to group students.  Information for categories is pulled directly from cohort codes in Banner and refreshes nightly. The current categories found in BoilerConnect are: 
  • Academic Dismissal
  • Academic Notice
  • Bands and Orchestras 
  • Campus (specified by location)
  • Candidate
  • Catalog Term (specified by year) 
  • Conditional CODO
  • Continued Good Standing 
  • CLA Core Exempt Degree Plus
  • Degree in 3 
  • Early Start 
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Fall 2020 Online Learners
  • First Generation Student
  • Honors College
  • Horizons
  • International
  • Lilly Scholar
  • Minors (specified by program)
  • Polytechnic Statewide
  • Presidential/Trustee
  • Purdue Musical Organizations
  • Purdue Promise
  • Registration Hold
  • SPAN Plan
  • Spring 2021 Online Learners
  • Student Athlete
  • Summer Start Conditional
  • SummerHS
Tags are used to signify indentifying information that does not come from Banner.  They can only be added and removed from a student's profile manually.  Tags are unlike Student Lists in that when a Tag is added to a student all users with applicable permissions will also be able to view the tag and will see the tagged student's information when searching by the Tag.  The current Tags found in BoilerConnect are:
  • 4th Semester
  • Active-Duty Military
  • BOP
  • BSPS
  • Co-Op
  • CODO In
  • CODO Out
  • Combined BS/MS
  • EduNav Test
  • Exchange Student
  • Expected Graduation (each term)
  • Goss Scholar
  • Graduate Student Interest
  • Larsen Leaders Academy
  • Leave of Absence
  • Non-CLA Goal
  • Non-CLA Goal CRF/PIN 1
  • Non-CLA Goal CRF/PIN 2
  • Non-CLA Goal CRF/PIN 3 (Final CRF/PIN)
  • Polytechnic HS Grad
  • Pre Athletic Training
  • Pre Chiropractic
  • Pre Dent
  • Pre Health (General/Other)
  • Pre Law
  • Pre Med
  • Pre Occupational Therapy
  • Pre Optometry
  • Pre Physical Therapy
  • Pre Physician Assistant
  • Pre Public Health
  • Pre Vet
  • PUO - Dual Program
  • PUO - Program Academic Notice
  • PUO - Conditional Admit
  • Residence Education Assistant
  • Resident Assistant
  • SAO Involvement
  • Semester Internship
  • Student Ambassador
  • Student Mentee
  • Student Mentor
  • Study Abroad Interest
  • Temporary Housing
  • TSAP
  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Veteran

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