2024 TES Enhancements

The following information pertains to changes made to TES® in 2024. Three enhancements and/or fixes have been made to TES within the year.

01/29/2024

Total Enhancements: 2

Change to User Rights Required to Receive Externally Generated Evaluation Task in TES

Any TES® user with the SERVICE EVAL user right will now be eligible to be assigned evaluation tasks generated from Transferology Lab® or uAchieve® 5.x.

How It Works

TES Mode provides a means for users of Transferology Lab and uAchieve 5.x Self-Service to initiate an evaluation task in TES® directly from these systems.

Transferology Lab

Within Transferology Lab, School Administrators can enable a setting that allows users with the TES Evaluator role to assign TES evaluation requests to a specific user. Previously, if this setting was enabled, all users with the SERVICE EVAL and (MANAGE EVAL or CREATE EQ) user rights in TES would appear on the list of users to whom a request can be assigned. If the Transferology Lab School Administrator does not enable the setting to allow TES evaluations to be routed to a specific user, then all evaluations will go directly to the default assignee for externally generated tasks as established in TES. Within uAchieve 5.0 and 5.0.1 Self-Service, previously, users could send evaluation requests to any user with the above-noted TES user rights in addition to the default assignee.

Evaluation tasks initiated within TES can be assigned to any individual with the SERVICE EVAL TES user right. To bring Transferology, uAchieve, and TES into alignment, individuals will only need the SERVICE EVAL user right in TES to be eligible to be assigned externally generated evaluation tasks.

Within Transferology Lab, assuming the Allow users to assign TES Evaluation requests to a specific user checkbox is marked in the General Information tab, all users with the said right in TES will appear on the list of assignees, along with the default assignee.

Within uAchieve 5.0 and 5.0.1, all users with the said right in TES will appear on the list of eligible assignees, along with the default assignee.

For more information, see TES Mode: Creating Evaluations through Transferology and uAchieve.

Change to Multifactor Authentication Verification Code Expiration

One-time verification codes to confirm user identity now expire after 10 minutes instead of 5 minutes.

How It Works

When logging into TES®, users will receive a prompt indicating that CollegeSource sent a one-time verification code to the individual’s registered email. Instructions will appear on the screen to guide the user through retrieving and entering the six-digit code. Previously, users were given 5 minutes to retrieve and enter the code into TES. If not entered within that period, the verification code expired, and users had to request a new code be sent. Now, users will have 10 minutes to enter the verification code before it expires. Since TES automatically ends user sessions after 10 minutes of inactivity, if a user’s session has timed out before the verification code has been entered, the individual will be redirected to the TES login page and prompted to start the MFA process again.

For more information, see How to Log In to TES.

01/11/2024

Total Enhancements: 1

Multifactor Authenticated Login Required in TES®

TES® will now require multifactor authentication - also known as “MFA” - to help protect a user’s account - and the data within - from unauthorized access if the user’s password becomes stolen or compromised.

How It Works

When logging into TES®, users will receive a prompt indicating that CollegeSource sent a one-time verification code to the individual’s registered email. Instructions will appear on the screen to guide the user through retrieving and entering the six-digit code. Users will have 5 minutes to retrieve and enter the code but can request a new verification code sent via email if the previous one expires.

After entering the code, users must indicate whether the device used to log into TES should be remembered as a secure device. If Yes is selected, additional two-step verification will not be required for the next 90 days when logging into TES via this device. Two-step verification will be required upon the next login from the device if No is selected. Upon submission, users will be redirected to either the individual’s default home page or the main TES home page. It is important to note that each time a user logs into TES from an unrecognized device, MFA will be required.

For more information, see How to Log In to TES.

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