Update: The strong password requirement will be enforced starting next week (week of September 10).
Greetings Teachers Engage Community! When we went through our platform upgrade this summer, we mentioned that at some point we would be required to implement some additional security measures around passwords and email addresses. That time is coming up soon. We know that because all of you were so patient and positive as we upgraded that you will meet this new change with similar good spirits and sense of community. The two changes are new requirements for strong passwords and valid email addresses attached to your member account.
Feel free to post questions to this discussion or email them to Teachersengage@intel.com.
We also encourage you to help your fellow members by posting your suggestions for a strong password below.
Thanks – The Teachers Engage Admin Team
I do have a question for you. Does this mean that our password will also automatically change for the course management site and the facilitation registration site? Or will we now have to change all of those?
I know that you had worked hard to get all of the various areas to have the same user signins and password for all as that was a request. My hope is that the password would also change across those as well.
Unfortunately the Course Management Tool is not part of single sign on.
Your password for the CMT stays the same (if you need it reset, just click "forgot password" at https://coursemanagement.intel.com/login.aspx).
But we have good news about the Facilitation Registration Site: this is moving into Teachers Engage (look for a communication very soon). So that will be one less password, and easier integration with the resources and threads here in Engage ; )
Thank you for asking!
The tech guy at my school knows my desire to create and use strong passwords. One day he asked me for a suggestion for a password he and I both would use. When I created the password, he was frustrated. "That's hard, I have to use keys I NEVER use!" Needless to say, we used the password for quite a while.
My suggestion is to create a saying relating to a song or novel. For example the song "We all live in a yellow submarine" becomes W_a_l_i_a_y_s ... think of something that you can remember easily and then turn the sentence or song into a password. It can be challenging to enter (DOH - that's the point!) By the way, I try to have all my passwords be at least 10 characters long using capital letters, lower case letters, numbers, and something requiring the shift key with numbers.
As a reminder ... to change your profile, click on your avatar or name from the top right of the Teachers Engage page you are on. Scroll down and click on Edit Profile and Privacy. Directly under your email (REMEMBER it is required) is a link to "change password". In the new page, you are again allowed to change your email and click the "Change Password" link. First enter your old password and then make sure you enter your new STRONG password correctly TWICE.
Good luck in creating your new passwords and keep them strong!
Hi all - thanks for the great tips. As you may notice in the main post above, the password requirements will be enforced starting next week. If you don't change your password before Monday, starting next week you will be prompted to change it at log in, and the system will trigger you to enter a wizard which will help you through the steps. If you'd like to do this in advance, the instructions and a how-to video are above.
We do not have a date for the enforcement of valid email addresses yet, but we will post an update here when that is available.