AlertTraveler® App Activation Material
AlertTraveler®is an add-on subscription service from Terra Dotta. It features an app for iOS and Android devices and utilizes GPS and the itineraries that are already stored in your Terra Dotta software. AlertTraveler® provides travelers with country and city intelligence, safety and security alerts, and an instant check-in option. Administrators have access to AlertTraveler® through a plug-in to their Terra Dotta software. They have the ability to view alerts, view and act on impacted travelers, and issue check-in requests. Administrators also have access to country and city intelligence.
Note: This article covers only AlertTraveler permissions and settings within the Terra Dotta Software site. You can view all AlertTraveler® related articles and videos AlertTraveler®: Overview.
If enabled, this setting will add a new required material titled "AlertTraveler Travel Registration Material" to AlertTraveler®-eligible applications that have reached the post-decision phase. The traveler can only complete this material by activating the traveler activating the AlertTraveler® app. This will force travelers to register their app before being able to complete their application. Upon registering their app, the material will be checked off automatically. However, the administrator can mark it off as having been completed if necessary (for example, if the traveler activated prior to the material being enabled and deployed).
Enabling the Material
In order to use the AlertTraveler Activation Material, it muse be enabled on the 'AlertTraveler®> Settings > Admin' tab. Once enabled, the default message about the material is made available to edit. Please note that this message, which shows within the material when viewed by the applicant/traveler, is the same for all program types.
The Activation Material provides you with even more control when deploying AlertTraveler® as part of your study abroad application process. Administrators can now choose to set the material as ‘Optional’, removing it from showing in automatic reminders. The ‘Optional’ designation also removes the Activation Material from needing to be marked as completed in order for the ‘Complete’ flag to appear on applications. The material will show in the progress audit regardless of the 'Optional' designation being used.
Traveler perspective after opening the material:
If the new applicant experience is enabled, the material will look like this when it's clicked on:
The activation modal will open once 'Click here to activate AlertTraveler' is clicked.
Note: If the traveler accesses this material via their mobile phone, they will have the option to sign in to AlertTraveler® directly through this material rather than being sent an activation email.
If a traveler has already activated their AlertTraveler® app through a different program, they'll have an "Already Activated" option which, will send a notification to their app, confirming their registration and then allowing them to proceed.
This material itself can be found and renamed in Process > Materials. No other configuration changes can be made on this page.
Since this exists as a material, if you want to check travelers for a specific program term year are all activated and ready, you can do an applicant search then a progress audit, just as you would to check the completion of other materials.
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