1. TIM Tools Admin Center
The Admin Center provides for management of the TIM Tools suite of applications.
- Admin Center Access
- Admin Center Dashboard
- Managing Zones (for Districts)
- Managing Zones (for Regional Service Agencies)
- Managing Zones (for Education Ministries, Consultants, Grantors, and Others)
- Managing Schools
- Uploading and Updating Members
- Profile Window
- Changing Passwords
- Defining Roles (for Districts)
- Defining Roles (for School Licensees)
- Defining Roles (for Education Ministries, RSAs, Consultants, Grantors, and Others)
Working with Data
- Participation Overview
- Downloading ARTI Data
- Downloading TIM-LP Data
- Downloading TIM-O Data
- Downloading TIM-R Data
- Downloading TUPS Data
The Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey provides essential information for planning technology infrastructure and support and identifying the perceptions and PD needs of teachers.
- TUPS Intro
- Opening and Closing the TUPS
- TUPS Intro and Closing Text
- Customizing TUPS Sections and Items
- Accessing School or District TUPS Data
- TUPS Report Template
3. TIM-O / TIM-LP / TIM-R
These three tools are for classroom observation, lesson plan review, and teacher reflection.
- TIM-O: Beginning an Observation
- TIM-O: Question-Based Method
- TIM-O: Matrix-Based Method
- TIM-O: Finishing an Observation
- TIM-O: Print or Share an Observation with a Teacher
- TIM-O: Editing Previous Observations
- TIM-O Report Templates
- Accessing School or District TIM-O Data
The ARTI tool provides a framework for teachers to design and conduct their own action research projects.
5. Report Tool
The Report Tool allows a school or district to create TIM-LP, TIM-O, TIM-R, or TUPS reports.
- Report Tool Intro
- Building a New Report
- View, Edit, or Delete Reports
- Interpreting TIM-O Report Data
6. Survey Tool
The Survey Tool allows a school or district to create internal or external surveys on new topics as needed.
- Survey Tool Intro
- Creating a New Internal Survey
- Creating a New Public Survey
- Adding Questions to Your Survey
- Customizing a Library Survey
- Viewing Survey Results
TIM Tools 6.0 Administration Guide
There are four ways to change a member’s password:
The member can reset a forgotten password at the Sign-In screen.
The member can choose a new password in the Profile screen.
An administrator can change a member’s password at the Members > Alphabetical List screen.
1. Members can reset a forgotten password at the Sign-In screen.
Members who have forgotten their password can have their password reset and sent to their email address from the Sign In screen. They simply enter their email address into the Password Reset field and a new, random password will be sent to them. Once they have logged in with the new password, they can go to their Profile and change it if they desire.
2. Members can change their own passwords using their Profile screen.
Members who want to change their password can click the Profile link at the top right side of any page in TIM Tools and be taken to their personal Profile screen. They will need to enter the new password once in the New Password field, re-enter it exactly the same way in the Retype New Password field, and then click the Change Password button. The password will be changed immediately.
3. An administrator can change a member’s password from the Members > Alphabetical List screen.
An administrator who has located a member on the Alphabetical List screen can click the Reset Password button. The Reset Password screen will appear at which time the administrator can either (A) enter a new password for the member or (B) leave the Reset Password box blank which will cause the system to create a new, random password and email it to the member.
4. An administrator can change a member’s password from the Members > Search Members screen.
If there are a large number of members, it will be much easier to locate a member via the Search Members screen than it would be to use the Alphabetical List to locate the member. The administrator can enter the member’s name or username into the appropriate search field to locate the member record. When the Reset Password button is clicked for the resulting member, the Reset Password screen will appear at which time the administrator can either (A) enter a new password for the member or (B) leave the Reset Password box blank which will cause the system to create a new, random password and email it to the member.
Figure 4. Location of the Reset Password button for a member found using the Search Members screen.