[LON-CAPA-users] legal name change/user id change
nbaxley at illinois.edu
Thu Oct 1 10:30:37 EDT 2015
Can the username then be changed at the end of the semester? Will this prevent the user from accessing courses they were enrolled in under the old username from prior semesters?
nbaxley at illinois.edu
From: lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org [mailto:lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org] On Behalf Of Stuart Raeburn
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2015 9:01 AM
To: lon-capa-users at mail.lon-capa.org
Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] legal name change/user id change
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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