We’re excited to launch the myUALR single sign-on portal on Monday, Feb. 27 to provide a single log-in experience to multiple campus systems. The first three systems that will be connected to myUALR will be Google Apps (mail, calendar, docs, etc.), Blackboard, and BOSS.
Each campus system currently has its own login information (username and password). A single campus user could have as many as a dozen usernames and passwords to remember. We are working to consolidate as many of these as we can into a single username and password: the NetID.
You might already be familiar with the NetID. If you’ve ever used Blackboard or the campus wireless network, you’ve probably typed in your NetID and password. If not, we have information on how to obtain your NetID and set or reset your password.
The biggest change will be for email users who use the web to check their email accounts. The current login process involves using your email username (like “adbaker”). This login page is completely going away. Instead, users will log into the myUALR portal using their NetID and then select either the Mail icon or one of the Google Apps shortlinks.
Other than web login, there are no changes to Google Apps. Access to email using a desktop client (such as Outlook, Mac Mail, or Thunderbird), or mobile devices (such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry), will not change at this time.
Blackboard users already use the NetID to log in, so that is the same. Most links to Blackboard will be redirected to myUALR.
At this time BOSS will still be available via https://boss.ualr.edu/ as well as via myUALR.
Three Q&A information sessions will be available for anyone with questions about myUALR or the email login transition process:
- Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Bowen School of Law Friday Courtroom
- Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. Dickinson Auditorium
- Friday, February 24, 2012 at 3 p.m. Dickinson Auditorium
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the IT Services Assistance Center at (501) 916-3011.