The introduction of educational technology and online learning platforms has dramatically improved the lives of millions of students and teachers around the world. Classroom technology products have to work together seamlessly and share various types of student data in order to improve the user experience and optimize learner outcomes. For digital learning platforms to have a bright future, it is virtually guaranteed that the amount of data sharing between platforms will only increase.
At Edlink, we strive to show educators everywhere what experiences, workflows, and outcomes are possible through the magic of deep technology integration. But this goal comes with a challenge: more data means more risk of exposure. It is our commitment to keep student data safe and private and give school administrators the tools they need to control and audit the flow of information.
For these reason, we're proud to introduce two-factor authentication for school administrators and developers. When enabled, two-factor authentication provides an additional (and very secure) layer of defense that can protect your account against potential threats.
How To Set Up Two-Factor Authentication
Edlink implements the industry standard in two-factor authentication (2FA). It is exactly the same as any two-factor authentication solutions that you may have already set up on your email account, social media profiles, or online banking. This method of 2FA requires that you have a desktop or mobile application that supports the creation of one-time keys. Some popular options are Authy by Twilio, Google Authenticator, 1Password, and LastPass.
Once you have installed one of these applications, Edlink will present you with a QR code. Scan the QR code using your new application and it will present you with a series of six random digits. Enter these six digits into Edlink, to confirm that the QR code has been scanned correctly.
In the future, when you attempt to log in, Edlink will prompt you for your six digits. Please keep in mind that the digits will change every 30 seconds. In fact, that's the key to two-factor authentication – even if a hacker is able to guess your password, they will still not be able to access your account without direct access to your mobile phone.
Need More Help?
Getting two-factor authentication set up on your account is extremely important. If you need help getting set up, we're happy to help. Don't hesitate to reach out to our support team at any time.