FCIT is rolling out a major upgrade to TIM Evaluation Tools this month. Site administrators will now have much greater flexibility to create and define roles within the system. The standard TIM Tools installation now comes with eight default roles: Super Administrator, District Leader, Zone Leader, School Leader, District Observer, Zone Observer, School Observer, and Teacher. Any of these roles can be duplicated and tweaked to create the combination of permissions desired. Over two dozen individual permissions can be assigned in the new system, making it easy to create roles with with specific access to:

      • Classroom observations and lesson plan reviews
      • Reflections
      • Report creation and viewing
      • Survey creation
      • Member management
      • Data access for ARTI, TIM-O, TIM-LP, TIM-R, and the TUPS
      • and other administrative tasks

TIM Tools clients can now create as many specific roles as needed to collect and disseminate data to inform professional development, technical support, and project evaluation.

For a full list of the individual permissions that can be assigned to a role, please refer to the 6.0 Administration Guide.

If you would like to know more about how TIM Tools can be used within your school or school system, please do not hesitate to contact us at TIM@fcit.us. We would be happy to explain how TIM Tools can help to make more effective use of the technology investments you have made or plan to make.

Roy Winkelman is a 40+ year veteran teacher of students from every level kindergarten through graduate school. As the former Director of FCIT, he began the Center's focus on providing students with rich content collections from which to build their understanding. When not glued to his keyboard, Dr. Winkelman can usually be found puttering around his tomato garden in Pittsburgh.

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