Pre-assign passwords and user names.
(This is a suggestion, not a requirement.)
Assign every student the same ‘default’ password and require them to change their password the first time they log into their profile. We recommend that students change their password to the same password they use on other Learning Management Systems/portals.
Assign a user name that students will remember easily, since they will need it every time they log into FluencyMatters.com. If students have a common user name that they use on other systems, you may want to assign the same user name. We strongly advise AGAINST using a social security number, birthdate or other sensitive information in the user name or other data field. Creating a pattern for each user name will help you easily communicate student log-in. For example, combine the first 4 letters of the last name followed by the first 3 letters of the first name.
EXAMPLE: John Smith = SmitJoh; JoAnn Smith = SmitJoA; etc.
NOTE: User names must be UNIQUE. If the system recognizes a duplicate, it will automatically add a series of random numbers after the user name. To avoid the random assignment, make sure you create user names that will be unique. You may choose to add a subset of numbers or characters after the user name to increase the likelihood that the name is not already in use.
EXAMPLE: John Smith = SmitJoh543; JoAnn Smith = SmitJoA543; etc.