Education Technology Services
Education Technology Services (ETS) supports the technology needs of the School of Education. We maintain information technology in the school’s classrooms and computer labs, and offer on-site IT support for faculty and staff, including assistance with equipment purchases and setup.
Our team of system analysts/administrators and programmers also provides assistance with the following:
- Web development and publishing
- Application development
- System analysis and design
CoursEval has been replaced by Online Course Questionnaires (OCQ).
Graduate Education Management System (GEMS) is a portal designed to assist in the academic management of graduate students. When all of GEMS’s features are fully operational, it will function to help manage all tasks related to the major milestones in a graduate student’s academic career. With GEMs, faculty and staff will have more information available to them that will allow them to make better decisions in a timely fashion, as they advise students from application through graduation.
A website for internal use only, the intranet features:
- A centralized, searchable calendar and announcement system
- A new home for room reservations
- A searchable, filterable employee directory
In the Teacher Education Information System (TEIS) you can find information about your advising visits and degree progress. Follow the link below to login.
- Michael Taylor, Director
- Terrick Beitvashahi, Technology Support Specialist
- Elizabeth Cember, Technology Support Specialist
- Darrell Cooper, Systems Administrator
- Rosh Dhanawade, Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer
- Justin Lutz, Contact Center Manager
- Keith McCorvie, Programmer
- Jeff Schultz, Programmer
- James Sturgeon, Systems Administrator
- Duc Tran, Systems Analyst/Programmer
Desktop Computer Energy Reduction Pilot Study
The desktop energy reduction pilot project at the School of Education concluded that substantial financial and environmental savings are possible using tools and settings native to the computers on an IU campus. Our primary focus was to change behaviors, provide a means to make progress visible, and create solutions that can fit a variety of IT environments.
Changing Behaviors: By altering the power management settings on over 400 machines in the Wright building, computers went into sleep mode after 2 hours and 15 minutes of inactivity. Administrators changed the nightly upgrades and security patches to run during the day. End users only experienced slight changes, as this necessitated that they awaken their machines by moving the mouse or depressing a key on the keyboard. More advanced users had to alter the way they accessed their machines remotely by using our custom designed Wake-on-LAN utility.
Making Progress Visible: Changes to behavior were encouraged by the GoGreen Gadget created by application designers at the School of Education. The gadget shows individuals how much carbon dioxide they are personally saving by having the new power management settings on their computers. In addition, it displays total savings for their building and their campus. It is a powerful reminder of the cumulative effects of small changes.
Creative Solutions for a Variety of IT Environments: The Wake-on-LAN utility, GoGreen Gadget, and power management settings were all developed by creative IT staff at Indiana University. An understanding of the complexities of the IU environment, as well as the variation that exists across departments and campuses was taken into consideration. The settings, interfaces, and gadget can all be customized to best fit individual needs and work practices.
If you have a technology need you want to discuss, contact us.
Our staff is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Office of Education Technology
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 2040
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 856-8400