Information Provider's Agreement/Application Submit the application online and it will be sent to your department head for approval. Once your department head approves your request, the form gets routed to the server admin. Once your approved form reaches the server admin, it takes 7 days to set up your new account.
Once your account has been set up, you will be notified of BSU template training opportunities via email. Or, you may sign up for training via Element K
Register for IP training
offered through the Teaching Technology Center. The TTC offers a "Template Training for BSU Web Information Providers" each month. Sign up via Element K.
Map to the T: Drive When you submit your IP Agreement Form, you will be emailed information on how to set up a connection to your department's web site. You will need this department-specific information in order to map to the testing server.
Do I need to fill out a new form in order to have access to multiple departments?
Yes. For each new department, you will need to fill out a new application and get it approved by each department's head.
Can I have a student worker or graduate assistant act as an IP for my department?
Yes - if the student worker or grad assistant is working under the direct supervision of an employee. Students who would like to become IPs on behalf of a department will need a valid sw or ga account. Students will need to apply for and receive the sw or ga account first, then they may apply to be an IP using their sw or ga credentials.
Remember, employees may use student workers to assist with the web site, but the ultimate responsibility for the departmental web site falls to an official employee, not a student.
Do I need to use FrontPage? Can I use Dreamweaver (or Crimson Editor, or Wordpad...)?
You do not need to use Frontpage. Bridgewater offers Frontpage to students, faculty and staff as part of our software licensing agreement with Microsoft. BSU also offers training in Frontpage but use of this software is not mandatory. Be aware, if you use a non-supported software, and run into problems, support staff may not be able to help you.
This page has been reviewed for accuracy on 9/6/12.