This article shows you how to configure your school for the Open Access authentication method. This configuration is best suited for when you want to seamlessly grant access through links. There are two ways you can share links. Option one is pre-populating learner details in the link you provide to the learner. Option two is to gather information from the learner when they arrive at your school prior to them accesses content. This option offers no security, as anyone with this link will have access.
To learn about other available authentication methods, click here.
Click on Account in the top navigation bar and select School Settings.
Click on the Authentication tab.
Review the options in the modal and click Continue.
Select Open Access from the dropdown.
Review the field options and choose the one that you prefer.
Enter a URL that you’d like the learner to be redirected to when they click “Log Out” from your school website.
Enter your company website.
Step 9 (Optional)
Choose a default group. If a default group is selected, then all learners who access the school will automatically be added into the default group and gain access to the courses within the default group. Click here to learn more about managing course access.
Get started sharing links to your school.
If you selected the UID field option, when sharing the link to your school, you must add ?uid=[INSERT ID HERE] to the end. If the uid parameter is not present, the learner will be redirected to your company website.
If you selected any other field option, you can optionally pre-populate the learner details.
Open Access links can be pre-populated with learner details in many ways. Depending on how you will be distributing links to your learners, you may consider the options below:
- MailMerge with Office
- ExactTarget Personalization Strings
- MailChimp merge tags
- Links inserted into your product by your development team
- Mobile Web View inserted into your mobile application by your development team
- Embedded within an UberFlip form