Create a smarter platform that is well managed
and easy to use for teachers
IES 5 (Instructional Expert System) is TEAM Model's new-generation platform that integrates cloud technology and resources, providing a large platform for teachers to personally and conveniently integrate pre-class, in-class, and post-class applications (please refer to the introduction of IES Smarter Teaching Service). The IES 5 Smarter School Management Service provides school-level applications and management services, allowing school administrators to centrally set up school term, subject, grade, and class periods; create class and student lists, courses with corresponding classes and teachers for the whole school; question bank and teaching resources for each subject; initiate cross-class assessments, surveys, and polling activities to help schools systematically apply and manage.
IES school-level application modules include: Smarter Learning and Assessment Management (i.e. IES Smart School Management Service, which includes school management, school resources, school activities, and other services), Student Learning Assessment Analysis (i.e. PLAYTOL Learning Assessment Analysis System), Automatic Internet Marking System (i.e. OMR Exam Scanning System), and HiTeach CC Campus Version integrated application. Schools can choose to implement according to their systemic development needs.
Function Modules of the IES platform
The first management function of Smarter School Management Service is the setting of school operation structure, including school system, semester, subject, grade, etc. It allows setting mixed academic structure, such as K12 (e.g. including elementary school, junior high school, and high school), group school (e.g. private school with multiple schools in multiple locations but unified school management), multiple branch schools (same school but multiple school districts), and multiple departments of college (e.g. multiple departments under college).
Flexible School Basic Operation Setup and Management
Meet the needs of different academic systems and grades
You can also customize the semester period. For example, if a school year is a three-term system, you can define the period and name it yourself; for the grade level setting, the number of grades can be set accordingly, such as a three-year, five-year, or six-year system. This allows schools to flexibly set the basic operation environment according to their own needs.
Track and Manage HiTeach and Cloud Services Authorization
Authorization management function provides school administrators with a clear view of the serial number of HiTeach in the school's smarter classroom, as well as the authorization modules and device usage status. It lists the authorization items of the TEAM Model Cloud service, the authorization period, the usage status of the school's data storage service space, allowing administrators to better manage the use of software and services in the entire school.
School/Campus Big Data Dashboard is Easy to View
School administrators who want to track the use of the entire platform, including the status of the use of the HiTeach Smarter Classroom teaching and integration of dynamic data automatically collected by IoT technology, can use the big data dashboard function to help grasp the information in a digital and graphical way and understand it at a glance.
Teacher Account and Authorization Management
Teachers who have already registered their accounts on the TEAM Model Cloud can join as school members through self-application or invitation by school administrators, and then they can use the resources provided by the school.
In addition, different function modules of Smarter School Management can be assigned to school members according to their job descriptions, giving them different access rights, such as whether they can view or modify authorization management information, view or modify school content management, manage course settings, curriculum schedule management, participate in school question bank management, and view learning status analysis of school assessment.
Administrators can also assign the school's data storage service space (referred to as school space) to the school members as their personal data storage service space (referred to as personal space).
►For school space distribution, please refer to the introduction of Data Storage Service
Class and Student List Management
There are two types of classes and lists that a school can create, one is Admin Class, which refers to the class lists established by the school administration, and the other is Customized Class, which are flexible lists created according to the curriculum and learning needs. School administrators can quickly create student lists and account information by importing data in Excel batches, including class, account, and grade level information. With these lists, courses can be built and students can log into the AClass ONE platform (by purchasing the AClass ONE Learning Companion module) based on their account information.
Teacher-friendly Course Arrangement
It is very easy to arrange the school's courses. By assigning new courses to the corresponding teachers and the class lists, it is quickly created and can be used by the teachers after logging into their accounts. Not only does it save teachers the trouble of creating course lists, but for administrators, it also allows them to arrange cross-class and cross-course joint surveys or assessment activities, and the results can be quickly summarized and analyzed in one fell swoop.
Syllabus Catalog: Easy Access to Online Resources
Lesson preparation is one of the main parts of every teacher's daily work. If lesson planning can be cloud-based, teachers can unify teaching materials and test/exam papers in a structured and systematic way, which will make them more convenient to access and use.
The IES platform provides School Syllabus function to help school teachers prepare lessons in the cloud by putting PowerPoint, HTEX, PDF, images, videos, and web hyperlinks into the syllabus. The school syllabus allows multiple teachers to work together to prepare and edit teaching materials in a teamwork manner, allowing team collaboration and resource sharing.
In addition, when using HiTeach for smarter teaching in the classroom, HiTeach's Teaching Resource Area displays the syllabus resources from the IES 5 platform, with a tree-like display of Personal and School Syllabus. The teaching materials can be saved, imported, opened, or tested according to the teaching scenario, making it more convenient to access prepared materials.
A hub for multimedia teaching materials for schools
By storing teaching resources in school content, such as teaching materials (HTEX files, PPTX files), pictures, audio, PDF, WORD, and EXCEL, every teacher can access them in the cloud at any time.
School question bank: The more accumulated, the more valuable
The school question bank is like a treasure box of questions for the entire school assessment activities. The platform provides a comprehensive filtering function (by grade, subject, question type, difficulty level, cognitive level, etc.) for easy searching and viewing. More importantly, it provides a variety of ways to design test papers, whether you want to design them with AI or manually, you can quickly pick out the questions you want, and then start the assessment activity!
●MS Word question papers are the best source of questions: Many teachers use Word to edit test papers and then print them out for students to take. These Word question papers can be imported into IES as long as there is information set for each question such as the answer and type of question, and then turned into test questions and papers on the cloud!
In addition, the mathematical formulas, chemical formulae, graphs, etc. in these questions are automatically transformed into elements of cloud questions, almost like Word.
●Mainstream questions are supported: including true-false, single answer, multiple answers, cloze, comprehensive, writing (short answer and essay), and even calculation questions, etc. In addition, the questions can include pictures, multimedia, and other different materials, regardless of the listening or video questions can be used!
●Two-way analysis table of test papers: Most teachers are concerned about the overall coverage of the paper to examine its appropriateness, such as the distribution of question types, difficulty, subjective and objective questions, and key concept distribution. The IES provides not only the above-mentioned visual statistics charts, but also a two-way analysis table of test papers, so that teachers can see all the important points they care about!
●Question analysis and remediation resources: After the assessment, the results are the basis for the students' subsequent review! If each question includes an explanatory note or more reference resources, then students will have ample resources when they review on their own and can review more effectively. Therefore, we offer schools to add explanation or reference resources to the questions to increase their effectiveness in assessment.
Key Concept bank for accurate review
The school management team can first discuss and determine the key concepts for each subject to be taught, so that the key concepts associated with the questions can be added when the test questions are created. Why do we need key concepts and a Key Concept database? The main purpose is to build a deeper and broader application value for the question bank. As the volume of questions accumulates and more key concepts are covered, students will be able to learn to refer to the past through the review and practice of assessment activities, and to grasp the strengths and weaknesses of each key concept more clearly, so that they can solve problems more clearly and conduct remedial learning more accurately.
Multi-format assessment and testing activities
Assessment activities are the best way for schools to evaluate the overall effectiveness of learning.
IES 5 has a complete and easy-to-use mechanism for creating assessment activities by selecting test papers from the question banks. Teachers can choose assessment modes such as online, smarter classroom, or OMR and writing, choose assessment types such as summative tests, mock tests, and quizzes, and they can do cross-class and cross-grade assessments and conduct school-wide assessment activities.
As mentioned earlier, the establishment of school question and exam files bank can be of great value for assessment activities, and a single test paper can be used for multiple methods of assessment:
●OMR and Writing Assessment: Use test papers to give tests directly and pair up with an automated answer sheet scanning system to correct objective questions automatically while teachers correct subjective questions online. In the same way, grade reports are automatically generated.
●Smarter Classroom Assessment: In a smart classroom, the HiTeach Smarter Teaching System allows students to use the IRS feedback mechanism to conduct simultaneous, student-led assessment activities. If the students use Web IRS, the question types can cover cloze, short answer, and calculation. Students can also participate in the assessment online.
●Online Assessment: Students can use the AClass ONE Learning Companion on the TEAM Model Cloud to take online asynchronous tests. Any device with access to a web browser through Internet can be used, allowing students to complete the tests within a limited time frame.
In addition, schools can further purchase the PLAYTOL Learning Assessment Analysis System to produce more detailed statistical data, such as result reports, class analysis, learning stability analysis, and test question analysis directly after the assessment. The school management team can grasp the test results immediately and help to plan remedial strategies to improve the overall school performance. (More advanced analysis needs to be done with the PLAYTOL Learning Assessment Analysis System)
Polling is a common group activity on campus. IES 5 provides cross-class and cross-grade polling activities and supports multi-media (e.g. video, picture, audio) functions. Polling cycle, number of votes, anonymity, repeat voting, etc. can be set. ● Can be used for classroom or cross-class polling
● Teachers can enter poll descriptions and options, and can add customized multimedia (video, picture, audio, etc.)
● Set polling cycle, the number of votes, anonymity, repeat voting .... etc.
IES 5 provides cross-class and cross-grade surveys and supports multimedia (video, image, audio, etc.) functions. School administrators can add a survey
● Can be used for classroom or cross-class survey
● Can enter descriptions and options, and can add customized multimedia (video, picture, audio, etc.)
HiTeach CC Campus Version
Cloud Classes are Convenient and Exciting
HiTeach CC Teaching Software Campus Version is a version based on the IES platform's additional procurement for resource integration, so that HiTeach CC can be connected to the IES platform resources, including the course lists, teaching resources, and other data integration services. In IES, select a course list and teaching material, and the system will automatically bring these data to HiTeach CC, which can be used in the classroom more conveniently. In addition, lesson records (history, e-notes, Excel summary, student works, etc.) will also be recorded in IES for easy access by teachers and review by students after class.
HiTeach CC is a free installation, cross-platform, interactive teaching software. Using a browser, you can use HiTeach CC's whiteboard function, teacher-student interaction function, and learning assessment function on various platforms such as Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux. For a detailed description of the features, please refer to the introduction of HiTeach CC.
►For application method, please refer to: What is HiTeach CC Classroom Teaching Software (Campus Version)? What are the main features?
Conclusion: IES is an LMS platform that supports
smart classrooms and online learning
Unlike the general e-learning-oriented LMS (Learning Management System), IES emphasizes more on teaching and learning support for teachers and students in the classroom, and the courses, resources, and activities are highly integrated with the in-class HiTeach application scenario, as well as the strong connection scenario of student learning that extends from the classroom to before and after class. In other words, IES is the LMS platform that fully supports HiTeach Smarter Classrooms and online learning for students, because, after all, daily classrooms are the home of learning!! It is crucial to support classroom teaching and learning more effectively.
IES 5 Smarter School Management Services Features
IES 5 Smarter School Management Services (i.e. Smarter Learning and Assessment Management Platform)
|School Management||Basic Settings|
Set smarter school educational stage, semesters, grades, subjects, and class periods.
It is the teacher list management system of the smarter school. You can add/edit the school's smart teacher list and authorization and space distribution.
It is the student list management system of the smarter school. You can add/edit school student list information and do class setting.
It is a scheduling system for school administrators. You can arrange courses, curriculum schedules, and lists of teachers and students for courses.
The authorization status of the teaching system can be seen at a glance by displaying the services purchased by the school, as well as the serial number and device usage status of HiTeach.
|School Resources||School Content|
You can store teaching materials, pictures, audio, PDF, WORD, EXCEL, and more, and use them together in HiTeach to teach.
School Question Bank
You can add questions to the school question bank, and set the difficulty level, cognitive level, question type, key concept, links to remedial resources... etc. It also provides various ways to design test papers.
Key Concept Bank
You can define your own key concept for each subject and link them to the school test questions to make the test information more complete and improve the remedial learning effect.
Provide cross-class and cross-grade tests, and can conduct OMR and Writing Assessment, Smarter Classroom Assessment, and Online Assessments.
Provides cross-class and cross-grade polling activities and supports multi-media (e.g. video, picture, audio) functions. Polling cycle, number of votes, anonymity, repeat voting, etc. can be set.
Provide cross-class and cross-grade surveys and supports multimedia (video, image, audio, etc.) functions.
Assessment activities provide statistics of score segment and averages, and the poll and survey activities provide statistics on completion, participation, and number of votes.
Additional Optional Modules Available
Additional Service Modules Available for IES 5 Smarter School Management Service
|HiTeach CC Teaching Software (Campus Version)||HiTeach CC Teaching Software Campus Version is a version based on the IES platform's additional procurement for resource integration, which can be purchased according to the number of cloud classrooms needed to be used at the same time. In addition to the general HiTeach CC functions, it can be connected to the IES platform resources, including the course lists, teaching resources, and other data integration services. In IES, select a course list and teaching material, and the system will automatically bring these data to HiTeach CC, which can be used in the classroom more conveniently. |
|AClass ONE Learning Companion||It is the student side of IES, which is authorized to extend students' learning to before and after class. Students learn online through AClass ONE, and the main functions include viewing assessment records, doing online assessments, joining new courses created by teachers, doing polling/survey activities, reviewing mistakes, and remediating learning.|
|PLAYTOL Learning Assessment Analysis System||It is a learning status analysis that is the data analysis function of student learning outcomes. It can be used to study students' learning effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses of key concepts in each subject, and provide differentiated teaching and counseling strategies for different classes and individual students to optimize the teaching process, achieve teaching and learning goals more effectively, and improve the efficiency of teaching and learning.|
It can generate reports for any official test, regardless of the scale of the test. For similar or formative exams, you can generate horizontal and vertical comparison analysis!
|OMR Exam Scanning System||It is also known as an automated online marking system, which is capable of producing answer cards that are printed out from the IES platform for students to take tests. After the test, the answer cards are collected and scanned by a high-speed scanner, and objective questions such as multiple choice and true-false questions are automatically marked, while subjective questions such as cloze/text and writing questions are marked and graded by the teacher through the IES platform, and a final report will summarize the results.|
| Data Storage Service||IES's data storage service is mainly to provide cloud storage space for courses, teaching portfolios, and other data computing services. During the platform's teaching application process, files and data will consume space, when the storage space is insufficient, you can purchase additional data storage services to expand your service space.|
| Additional School System||If a school is a full secondary school (including Junior High School and High School), or if some schools are K12 and they want to differentiate between different school systems, the school can purchase this item. After the teachers of each school system login, they can see the school resources for each school system.|
|Note: Each school only needs to purchase one set of IES Smarter School Management Service, and with this main service, additional service modules can be purchased.|