What are standards?
Standards are commonly-purchased products that Institutional Administrators designate for your institution. The Standards feature is a tool that guides purchaser decision-making and assists them in choosing the products that fit with the institution’s existing infrastructure.
When you are logged into your account, you will be able to see the standard label on products throughout the store.
Who can create and edit technology standards?
Any member of an institution with an OETC account can purchase standards. OETC accounts are only open to those with an email address bearing the domain of your institution. For example: if Bob wants to make purchases for Generic School District, he must have an email address ending in @generic_school_district.edu. Bob can then create an account using his bob@generic_school_district.edu email address.
All valid account users can view and checkout with items marked as standards. Users designated as Restricted Purchasers can check out using a credit card only. Users that are Authorized Purchasers can check out using a credit card or a purchase order.
How do I change my institution standards?
Note: only Institutional Admins can create and change standards.
- Log in to your OETC store account.
- Navigate to the "Standards" tab on your Institution Dashboard.
- Click on the "Edit Standards" button.
- As soon as you begin typing a product or manufacturer, matching products will appear under the search bar. Simply click on a product to add it to your standards list.
Once you have assembled your list of standards, all account users will be able to see them. You can also search and filter your standards for easy access.
Can I add custom bundles to standards?
If your institution purchases custom bundles or parts through OETC, these can be added to the standards. Note that only Institutional Admins can add standards to the account.
Use our contact form or call our support team at (800) 650-8250 and our team will be happy to assist you in adding bundles to your standards.
Can students purchase using standards?
Students may not make purchases on the OETC Store. Faculty and staff may not make purchases for personal use through the OETC Store.
Parents, PTAs, and members of other school-affiliated organizations with access to an institutional email account may make purchases through OETC at the discretion of the Institutional Admin. However, the Institutional Admin is responsible for any purchases made through their institution’s store account.
I don't see a standard. Why can't I create one?
Only Institutional Admins can create standards. If your account is not designated as an Institutional Admin account, you will only be able to view and purchase using standards.
If you need assistance creating standards, you can use our contact form or call our support team at (800) 650-8250.