[LON-CAPA-users] legal name change/user id change
Mills, Douglas G
dmills at illinois.edu
Thu Oct 1 10:13:30 EDT 2015
Thank you Stuart.
Director of Instructional Technology
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois
On 10/1/15, 9:00 AM, "lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org on behalf
of Stuart Raeburn" <lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org on behalf of
raeburn at msu.edu> wrote:
>Virtualization of usernames is planned for a future LON-CAPA release
>to accommodate this type of situation.
>What is currently done at MSU in the case where a student changes
>his/her MSUNetID (used as the username in the msu domain)
>mid-semester, is to have the user continue to log-in using the "old"
>MSUNetID until the end of the semester. A domain coordinator will
>change the first name, last name and "permanent" e-mail address
>associated with the "old" username in LON-CAPA.
>In the event that changing an institutional username also causes
>authentication to stop working for the "old" username, then a domain
>coordinator can also change the authentication type to "internal" and
>direct the student to (a) use /adm/resetpw to set a password, and
>thereafter log-in via /adm/login (i.e., not use SSO) for the remainder
>of the semester.
>If you use automated enrollment there will be an entry in the
>autoenroll.log file noting that a potential username change has been
>detected (based on the student/employee ID being used for two
>different usernames - the one in LON-CAPA -- "old" username -- and the
>one in the institutional classlist -- "new" username). Automated
>enrollment does not drop the old username from the classlist and add
>the new username to the classlist in this instance.
>LON-CAPA Academic Consortium
>Quoting "Mills, Douglas G" <dmills at illinois.edu>:
>> Hi All,
>> We have a student who's had a legal name change and consequently
>> changed their user name as well. I think the instructor can
>> certainly work around this situation to merge information from the
>> two different users in Lon-Capa for calculating grades, etc. but I
>> thought I'd throw the situation out on the listserv in case there's
>> a way to change the user's ID in Lon-Capa and preserve their
>> existing work(?) Thanks as always,
>> Douglas Mills
>> Director of Instructional Technology
>> Department of Chemistry
>> University of Illinois
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