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1. TIM Tools Admin Center
The Admin Center provides for management of the TIM Tools suite of applications.

Overview

Getting Started

Customization

Managing Members

Working with Data


2. TUPS
The Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey provides essential information for planning technology infrastructure and support and identifying the perceptions and PD needs of teachers.


3. TIM-O / TIM-LP / TIM-R
These three tools are for classroom observation, lesson plan review, and teacher reflection.

Overview

Preparation

TIM-O

TIM-R

TIM-LP


4. ARTI
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.


6. Survey Tool
The Survey Tool allows a school or district to create internal or external surveys on new topics as needed.

 

 

TIM Tools 6.0 Administration Guide

Home Page

You can customize your Home Page in two ways:

1. You can select which home page modules you would like to appear.

2. You can customize the text and image of your welcome message module.

 

1. Selecting Home Page Modules

In addition to your personal welcome message module, we have included three modules that we think your teachers will find helpful. One module links to the TIM website. A second links to free FCIT digital content. And a third module links to our iTeach courses.

Figure 1. Default homepage with all four modules displayed.

If you do not want a particular TIM-Tools module to appear as a part of your home page, uncheck the appropriate box in the Home Page window. Your changes take place immediately and just as easily can be reversed. You can see what your home page currently looks like to visitors by clicking the Preview Home Page button. The preview will open in a new tab/window.

If you uncheck ALL three optional modules, your welcome message will comprise the entire home page.

Figure 2. Selecting the modules to display on the home page (top). Welcome message editor (bottom).

 

2. Customizing Your Welcome Message Module

Everyone will see your welcome message module when they arrive at your home page. It’s the one module of the four that cannot be deleted, however you can edit the welcome message module however you would like. We’ve started you off with a sample text and image, which you can either edit or simply delete and start over.

The welcome message editor will allow you to enter and format text as you wish. You can also insert an image by clicking the picture icon and entering a URL for the image you’d like to include.

Use the Preview Home Page button (preview will open in a new tab/window) to see what your page will look like.  When you are happy with the appearance of your home page, click the Update Home Page button to make the changes to your welcome message live on your site.