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    Usernames

    Does anyone know if this can be modified so that new users aren't Firstname+surname?

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    Re: Usernames

    so you want last name +first name

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    Re: Usernames

    yeah it can be, you can have anything as a username, when we create a batch of users we bang them all in an excel doc and use formulas to create usernames. Like first 6 letters of the surname then the first 2 of the first name etc...

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    Re: Usernames

    what is the structure of your schools username system?

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    Re: Usernames

    For anonymity and for the easiest system ever - we use the Admission number from our school MIS (SIMS) this way 7821 is equal to Joe Bloggs. I have a semi automatic way of creating users in AD by using the numbers then populating the firstname lastname and office fields.

    Since the admission number is unique per student - it works out easy really -plus they are consecutive (sp?) so its easy to script up creating 1000 folders.

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    Re: Usernames

    really?

    how do the kids remember that?

    ours can't grasp the [yearofadmission][surname][inital] system we use

    eg 05bloggsj

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    Re: Usernames

    We have these magical storage devices called books. haha... sorry but seriously on day one the kids receive a home college contact book (think diary) there is a section in there for Username and email address for them to write it down.... plus the username never changes so after 5 or 6 years they tend to remember it.

    I think I might like to look towards some sort of year of entry identification too though, might just put them in year entry OU's though.

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    Re: Usernames

    Quote Originally Posted by Domino
    really?

    how do the kids remember that?

    ours can't grasp the [yearofadmission][surname][inital] system we use

    eg 05bloggsj
    we use that

    e.g u: ct00091728
    first initial then lat name initial then a random number

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    Re: Usernames

    Quote Originally Posted by fooby
    We have these magical storage devices called books.
    books eh? I've not heard of them..be it witchcraft of some fashion?

    I try to get ours to do that in their planners, but guess what.....

    Some of them can't even reliably type the same thing twice

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    Re: Usernames

    At my place we used to use admission numbers, however given that the scroggs can't remember what there password is from one day to another and even when you reset it to '012346' they ask you to right it down, we stuck to First initial, surname followed by year of admission, such as 'JBloggs07'

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    Re: Usernames

    I would have it as:

    FirstName.LastName = for ALL Staff
    Joe.Bloggs

    FirstName.LastName.YearOfEntry = for all students
    Joe.Bloggs.07

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    Re: Usernames

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran
    I would have it as

    FirstName.LastName = for ALL Staff
    Joe.Bloggs

    FirstName.LastName.YearOfEntry = for all students
    Joe.Bloggs.07
    All staff are first inital of first name followed by username without the commence year on the end and students the same but with the year on the end.

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    Re: Usernames

    my old high teachers hand it like this:

    surname first initial eg: bloggsJ

    Sudents:

    have a number eg: 20008

    each year has there own begging bit

    This year is this
    10 > year 7
    20 > year 11
    30 > year 10
    40 > year 9
    50 > year 8

    Next year is

    10> Year 8
    20> Year 7
    30> Year 11
    40> Year 10
    50> Year 9

    So when the new years 7s come they get year 11's old number

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    Re: Usernames

    We find it much simpler as the admins to just use First initial, surname followed by year of admission, such as 'JBloggs07'.

    So for our sixth form who started in the year 2000, it's JBloggs00, those who started in 1999, it's jbloggs99, that way each name is unique.

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    Re: Usernames

    06BloggsJ for us with a randomly generated password. Child writes it in homework diary during first IT lesson
    Teacher - initals only. they can choose a password.

    (I do wish they didn't expect me to remember all their passwords!)

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