Thursday, February 15, 2018

Single Sign On (SSO)

The security of your identity and BVSD data are two areas of top concern to me, especially in light of the recent virus attack. With that in mind, I’m excited about the rollout of the next generation of password management and application access at BVSD. 


The BVSD Single Sign-On Portal, my.bvsd.org, is a tool for students and staff to access district and instructional technology resources with one login and from one location. Upon signing in at my.bvsd.org, you will see tiles that will take you to many web-based applications. Rather than needing to type in the URL for each of these applications and sign in, clicking on the tiles will take you directly to them, and in many cases, automatically log you in.


Another key benefit of my.bvsd.org is the ability to reset your password more easily and securely. Should you forget your password and need to reset it, you can do so by clicking “Forgot Password”. You will be prompted to enter your BVSD username. From there you will use the pull down menu to select your recovery option method. You can choose from one of three options:
  • Answer three security questions
  • Enter your PIN
  • Have a new password link sent to your personal email address.
Any of these options will then give you the opportunity to enter a new password.


The first time you log in, you will be prompted to set four security questions, a four-digit PIN, and a personal email address. These all can be used to verify your identity to allow you to change your BVSD password on computers both inside and outside the district. If you do enter a personal email address, please be sure to check your personal email for a message with a verification link to activate this email in the system. If at any time you need to reset your security questions, PIN, or personal email address, you can do so while logged in to the portal.

The new portal, my.bvsd.org, will be available to all students and staff beginning on February 16, 2018. We appreciate your support in proactively managing the security of your identity and BVSD data!

Andrew

11 comments:

  1. This seems really awesome. Thanks Andrew!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Samara! We hope it works well for the staff and the 5th grade students at Emerald!

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  2. This is a great change and all is working well this weekend. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback - we're so glad it's working well for you!

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  3. Having trouble accessing Pearson materials...any chance Easybridge can be added to the BVSD Portal

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion. We do plan on expanding the portal tiles over time, so we will keep this in mind.

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    2. Pearson was not working this weekend but we have since worked with them to get that fixed. If you are still experiencing issues with Pearson, please submit a service request or call xHELP and we will take a look

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  4. Ditto above. Would love to have CMP3 math "dash" added to this. Also, Accelerated Reader, iReady, and Reading Plus. Please and thanks.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions. We do plan on expanding the portal tiles over time, although it depends on how the logins are set up on the back end. We will keep these in mind.

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  5. In the video above it shows an icon for Insignia in the portal, but mine does not show that when I sign in. Will that be coming soon as well?

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    1. Insignia is on the list to be coming soon - keep your eye out for it! :-)

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