User Preferences

The User Preferences screen is available to everyone that has access to TES. Users can change their password and set their default login page for TES in the User Preferences feature.

  • Point to Manage.
  • Select User Preferences.

This is an image of the User Preferences page within TES.

CHANGE MY PASSWORD

Use the CHANGE MY PASSWORD section to update one's password.

  1. Review the password guidelines:
    • Password must be new, not the same as your previous password.
    • Password must be a minimum of eight (8) characters.
    • Password must contain at least two letter characters and two number characters.
    • Password must contain at least one uppercase character and at least one lowercase character.
    • Password may contain special characters except for spaces, forward slashes, semi-colons or sequential hyphens.
  2. Enter a new password in the Enter a new password: textbox.
  3. Enter the new password a second time in the Re-enter to confirm: textbox.
  4. If the user has a TES and Transferology Lab account, they will be presented with two items to verify:
    • that they are an employee of the noted institution.
    • that they have read and agree to abide by the TES and Transferology Terms of Use.
      • Mark the checkboxes under each item.
      • This password reset will apply to both the TES and Transferology Lab user accounts.
  5. If the user does not have a Transferology Lab account, they will only be presented with the first of the two verifications. 
    • Mark the checkbox under this item.
  6. Select Submit.

This is an image of the CHANGE MY PASSWORD screen within User Preferences.

The password will be changed, and the user will be logged out. They can then log back in with the new password.

SET MY HOME PAGE

The other feature that is available in User Preferences is the ability to select your TES home page. This can be done in SET MY HOMEPAGE. This allows users to select a default landing page that will display immediately upon logging in.

The options that are available are dependent upon the user’s assigned user rights. The full range of options are are organized under the below headings:

  • Default
    • Default Homepage
    • Dashboard
  • Within Search:
    • Course Finder
    • Equivalency Finder
    • Course List Report
  • Within Track:
    • My Evaluations
    • All Open Evaluations
    • All Closed Evaluations
    • Send Email Reminders
  • Within Match:

    • Equivalency Manager
    • Equivalency Batch Editor
    • Equivalency Explorer
    • User Added Courses
    • Course Tags & Outline
  • Within Manage:
    • Usage Statistics
    • Public View Management
    • User Management
    • Export Options

Users with an active TES account, but no established user rights, will only have four  pages to choose from:

  • Default Homepage
  • Dashboard
  • Course Finder 
  • Equivalency Finder

At the other end of the spectrum, users with every TES user right will have all eighteen of the above choices.

To select a default home page, select the button next to its name. 

  • In the example below, the Default Homepage has been selected:  

This image illustrates the home pages that can be selected within SET MY HOME PAGE. In this example, the button next to Default Homepage has been selected.If a user has defined a default home page that is dependent upon a particular user right, and the user right is removed, they will be redirected to the User Preferences page and prompted to select a new home page.

A Specialized Case: The Faculty Evaluator

Does your institution use the Evaluation Tracker workflow? Users whose are exclusively course evaluators and have the SERVICE EVAL right can set the My Evaluations page as their default home page so that every time they open TES, they are taken directly to their pending evaluations! 

This is an image of the User Preference page within TES. In the example noted, the faculty evaluator has selected the My Evaluations button under SET MY HOMEPAGE. This button is nested under the heading Track.