Web Services

Digital Signage

Franklin OIT works with outside vendors to provide digital signage software that allows units to create, manage, and deliver messages, media, and alerts to video displays. In most cases, units use digital signage to display announcements, weather, and news on flat panel monitors in hallways, lobbies, and waiting rooms.

Workshops & Training

Franklin OIT offers workshops and training for Franklin College's faculty, staff, and graduate students by request. Workshops are typically held in the Gilbert Hall lab (room 113) or locally in departments where appropriate technology is available.  In addition, Franklin OIT provides referrals and/or partners with other training and development resources to offer workshops as needed.

Web Sites for Franklin College Departments, Centers, Institutes or Programs

Franklin OT provides affordable fee-based websites using our Drupal Content Management System (CMS) service. Clients can choose between several supported themes.  These sites are available at a fraction of the cost of working with a third part vendor. There are service fees and web storage fees. Please see the Pricing area section below.

Web Forms using Drupal

Franklin OIT provides Drupal Web Forms as a tool for making surveys or simple forms. The forms/surveys can be configured to send a user and administrator an email to confirm receipt of the entry.  Results can be exported into Excel or other spreadsheet applications. This tool also provides some basic statistical review. Examples of forms might be a contest entry, information request forms, or a simple survey.


Contact Lauren


Lauren Blais

Web Developer Specialist

Lauren joined the Franklin OIT web services team in 2011.

Franklin College Responsibilities

She serves as the Lead Project Manager and Web Developer on all Franklin College Department Sites. She's the web team's front-end expert in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. She also shares responsibility for web maintenance requests for current clients.

Professional Information

She served on the steering committee of the Web Accessibility Group, working to implement standards that further accessibility of information communication technology system-wide. She previously managed the UGA Biosciences Learning Center.

She has held a range of media jobs, including working for a local video production company, a government-access channel, a newspaper, and a state college. She holds state and/or national awards in video production, photography and news writing, and a Media Leadership Certificate from Grady College, Cox Communications and the Poynter Institute. In 2015 she graduated cum laude from UGA's Grady College with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, emphasis in Publication Management, and a minor in Women's Studies. 

Lauren is a member of the Drupal Association. 

Personal Information

Lauren is a transportation advocate and currently serves as Vice Chair of the TSPLOST citizens advisory committee. On weekends she teaches aerial arts to children at Canopy Studio. 





Bennie Award 2013Helpdesk Power User 2014: 100 Tickets Closed 


power_user_badge_100-print_0.pngWSOD: White Screen of Death, Drupal Power User Award



Bennie Award


Contact Joe


Joe Willey

Web Developer Specialist

Joe holds a Master of Internet Technology degree from the Terry College of Business. This intensive program includes training in networking, coding, system administration and all aspects of project and project personnel management.

Currently Joe is designing and coding Drupal modules to enable specialized tasks on some Franklin College sites, e.g. recital scheduling and accounting functions for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and content syndication for http://franklin.uga.edu. He has written a suite of PHP object oriented functions to interface with Microsoft Exchange servers. This code has been running for several years and is designed well enough to reuse in multiple projects.

Joe is active in volunteer organizations, notably the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. He helps to plan and execute the North Georgia Folk Festival each year, and he has served as the president of the Folk Society. He plays folk instruments (fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica and concertina) in Athens bands, and, he writes and performs original material in addition to traditional tunes and songs.

His latest band can be found on reverb nation, under the name Joe Willey and the Movin' Men.


Subscribe to RSS - Web Services