TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Education technology can help to improve student achievement. Technology can have the greatest impact when integrated into the curriculum to achieve clear, measurable educational objectives. Studies show that when computers are used to apply higher-order thinking concepts and when teachers receive sufficient professional development on computers, students gain a one-third grade level increase. When deployed appropriately, technology can change the way students think and learn, and thus, revolutionize education.


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NEW BISD PASSWORD REQUIREMENTS (effective 25 Feb 2014)
You will be prompted to change your BISD password on the morning of 25 Feb 2014. Access to all district based systems will be denied until your password is changed. This includes VPN, e-mail, mobile access to e-mail, Eduphoria, etc. The new password policy is strict and has the following requirements:

  • Password must be 8 or more characters in length.
  • Password must contain a combination of any of the (3) following character set(s):
    • Upper Case Letters (A-Z)
    • Lower Case Letters (a-z)
    • Numbers (0-9)
    • Any Special Characters (#, @, %, &, !)
  • The last (5) passwords CANNOT be re-used.
  • Passwords CANNOT contain the users network login name or full name.
  • The password cannot be changed for at least (5) days once your new password is accepted.
  • Passwords will expire every 120 days from here on out. You will receive a warning a while before your password is up for expiration. You can change your password anytime in the 120 day period after the initial 5 day wait period.

** Please do NOT jump ahead and change your password before you are prompted, otherwise you'll still have to select another new password on the 25th Feb 2014 **

Contact the BISD Helpdesk if you are having trouble getting logged in or need help with your new password. 817-547-5888



Microsoft Office 2013 for home use program. Birdville ISD employees can now purchase and use Microsoft Office Professional 2013 at home for as low as $9.95 - certain restrictions apply.  [Learn More] about this exciting offer. Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and more!
Please note: TIMS does not support home use software.



Getting SPAM In Your Inbox?
The district has a no-spam mailbox setup for you to forward unwanted 'SPAM' messages to. If you recieve a message in your inbox that you feel is junk mail, you can "forward" a copy of it to : nospam@birdvilleschools.net - we will review the message and block it as needed. After forwarding the spam message, you can remove it (delete) from your inbox.



Microsoft Lync 2010 arrives at BISD offering a business grade instant messaging, presence and unified communications system. The Lync 2010 system is compatible with Windows desktop PCs. Mobile clients are available for Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and all Android devices.  [Learn More]



The all-new technology purchasing handbook is now online! Visit the handbook to find out what technology can be purchased, estimated pricing and to see what's available, technology wise, at Birdville ISD!  [View It]



The Technical Services Knowledgebase contains answers to most frequently asked questions, provides step-by-step instructions (with screen shots or video in many cases) for common setups used at Birdville ISD. Have you given it a try?



Birdville ISD show-and-tells everyone about new high-performance network infrastructure by CommScope Enterprise Solutions. Much of the district's network is based on Systimax cabling solutions. {Read Article]



TIMS is launching new green computing inititives. Coupled with new power policies, energy management and virtualization technologies, we are expecting to drastically
cut the districts power consumption.  [Learn More]



Great deals for Birdville ISD

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