[LON-CAPA-users] student forget passwords

Michael Dubson lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 07 Sep 2004 13:35:07 -0600

We are having a slight problem with students who change and then forget 
their password.  As I understand it, only domain coordinators (and not 
course coordinators) have the power to reset passwords and no one has the 
power to look up a current password.  Is this correct?

Would it not be good if.. ?
1) course coordinators could forbid some (or all) students from changing 
their password.
2) course coordinators could reset passwords for their own course (after 
all, should not a course coordinator be able to deal with all issues 
pertaining to their own course?)
3) the domain coordinator could look up current passwords (or at the very 
least, check when, if, and by whom a password has been reset) in order to 
be able to reply to students who claim they never altered their password.

I am willing to hear counter-arguments.

thanks in advance, Mike

P.S. anyone have an answer to my earlier query re: formatting hardcopy of 
Homework sets?

Michael Dubson, Senior Instructor
Dept. of Physics
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309

phone: (303)492-4938
FAX: (303)492-3352
email: dubson@spot.colorado.edu
homepage: http://spot.colorado.edu/~dubson/