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.
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.
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.
Franklin OIT provides UGA Research Lab Directors within Franklin College a free, hosted, self-managed website with a choice between two different themes using Drupal Content Management System. We are not able to offer any customizations or changes to the themes beyond what the theme configurations offer by default. The themes are offered “as is”.
Franklin OIT provides limited photography services to official Units of Franklin College for use on Franklin College web sites. Units include Departments, Programs, Centers or Institutes.
Franklin OIT can provide UGA Faculty members in Franklin College with a free, hosted, self-managed website with a choice between two different themes using Drupal Content Management System.
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.
UGA provides Qualtrics as an external tool used to conduct online surveys that can also be used to create simple or logic based information collection forms. The forms or surveys can be embedded in any web page.
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.
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.
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.
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.