[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: Enhancements Announced for Tech Readiness Tool

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Mon Jan 7 11:51:50 EST 2013


Today on the ETNews Listserv

ITEM:  Enhancements Announced for Tech Readiness Tool

 

On January 14th, the Technology Readiness Tool will display new
enhancements.  Here is a summary of the enhancements/changes to the
tool.  

Note:  

In some cases, functionality will be the same, but accessed from
different points in the tool.

In some cases, input variable parameters may change and will have to be
updated in your data to be accurate with your information.  New choices
are available, or a new variable for old choices.

In some cases, there will be no changes.

 

This information will be posted in our NH Group on the Assess4Ed.net
site.  As expected,  this will require a brief learning curve for all of
us.   I suggest that you post your questions, comments, and solutions in
the Assess4Ed Discussion Forum I set up for this purpose, so that we all
may learn and benefit from each other's experiences. 

 

Technology Readiness Tool -  Enhancements to be implemented January 14 

1. Home Page: The content will stay the same, but will be arranged in a
more user-friendly manner 

2. Completion Status Changes 

a. Change in Setup Menu categories

i. Administrative 

1. Organization Management - Survey Items have been removed and placed
into the Readiness School Survey Questions section found on the Setup
tab 

2. User Accounts & Permission - No changes to this section 

ii. Data Management

1. Device Inventory Management - No changes to this section 

2. Readiness School Survey Questions - This section has been removed
from the Organization Management's User Interface section and placed
into its own category under Data Management. 

3. Mark Data Entry Complete - This section was removed from the
Readiness School Survey Question's User Interface section into its own
category under Data Management. Please note: the location of this
section in the batch file import/export process remains in the School
Survey Template. 

iii. Bulk Setup 

1. Batch File Importing/Exporting - No changes to this section 

b. User upload process and file templates will not change 

3. Device Layout: Additional options have been added to the Device File
layout and template (these are necessary to allow schools to accurately
describe their computers based on the Consortia minimum specifications).

a. Operating System 

i. Windows Server 2003 

ii. Windows Service 2008 

iii. Windows Server 2012 

iv. Linux Ubuntu v4 - 8 

v. Linux Ubuntu v9 - 12 - Previous values of linux_ubuntu which equaled
Linux Ubuntu have been set to linux_Ubuntu_9_thru_12 = Linux Ubuntu v9 -
12. If those values need to change, please update accordingly. 

vi. Linux Ubuntu v13 or greater 

vii. Linux Fedora - Previous values of linux_fedora which equaled Linux
Fedora have been set to linux_fedora_1_5 = Linux Fedora v1 - 5. If those
values need to change, please update accordingly. 

viii. Linux Fedora v6 (K12TSP 4.2+) thru 15 

ix. Linux Fedora v16 or greater 

x. Mac OX X 10.1 - 10.4.3 - Previous values of mac_101_thru_105 which
equaled Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.5 have been set to mac_101_thru_1043 = Mac OS
X 10.1 - 10.4.3. If those values need to change, please update
accordingly. 

xi. Mac OX X 10.4.4 

xii. Mac OX X 10.5 

xiii. Mac OX X 10.6 - Previous values of mac_106_thru_107 which equaled
Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.7 have been set to mac_106 = Mac OS X 10.6. If those
values need to change, please update accordingly. 

xiv. Mac OX X 10.7 

xv. Android 3.x example: Honeycomb 

xvi. Android 4.x example: Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean 

xvii. Google Chrome V18 or less - Previous values of google_chrome have
been set to google_chrome19 = Google Chrome v19 or greater. If those
values need to change, please update accordingly. 

xviii. Google Chrome v19 and greater 

xix. AMD Fusion (HSA) 

b. Memory of the Device 

i. <128 MB 

ii. 128 MB 

iii. 256 MB - Previous values of 1 which equaled <512 MB have been set
to 256. If those values need to change, please update accordingly. 

4. New - School Exception Reports 

a. Not Complete report: Data entry complete indicator is not marked Yes 

b. No Device Entry report: No device data have been entered 

c. No Activity report: No device or readiness survey question data have
been entered 

d. Potentially Missed Survey Questions report: Some device data have
been entered, but no readiness survey question data have been entered 

e. Potentially Missed Device Entry report: Some readiness survey
question data have been entered, but no device data have been entered 

f. Potentially Complete report: Device and readiness survey question
data have been entered, but data entry complete indicator is not marked
Yes 

g. Potentially Not Complete report: Data entry complete indicator is
marked Yes, but some readiness survey question and device data have not
been entered 

5. Network Indicator report 

a. New column headings and calculations within the results section 

b. Quick look into Min/Rec Requirements. Display found in magnifying
glass icon 

c. Results will display "Greater Than" symbol when value greater than
100%

 

 

 

 

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Stan Freeda

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