Account Creation

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Creating your UNIWeb account from an institution’s UNIWeb website

Before you begin: If your institution has integrated UNIWeb with an existing single-sign-on system, there will be no option to sign up from your institution’s UNIWeb Network page. Instead, an account will be created for you automatically when you follow the steps to log in to your UNIWeb account for the first time.
  1. 1.
    From your institution’s UNIWeb Network page, click the Sign up button on the right side of the navigation bar.
  2. 2.
    On the account creation screen, select your role within your institution. This will correspond to your account type. Click Next.
  3. 3.
    Fill out the details of your member account information. Fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory. Click Next.
  4. 4.
    Select the name of your primary supervisor and co-supervisor (if application) at your institution, and provide the expected end date of your supervision at the institution. The selected supervisor(s) will be asked to validate this information in order to activate your account.
  5. 5.
    A confirmation email will be sent to your chosen email address. Click the “Verify my email” link within the confirmation email message.
Once you have verified your email address, UNIWeb will indicate whether your supervisors have validated your account. If your supervisors verify that your account information is correct, you will receive an invitation email to complete your account creation.

Creating your UNIWeb account from an invitation email

Before you begin: you will receive an invitation email from UNIWeb either when you create your own account through your institution’s UNIWeb Network page, or if a UNIWeb administrator creates an account for you. If you believe that you should have received an invitation email and you have not, please reach out to a system administrator for your institution’s UNIWeb instance.
  1. 1.
    Click the Activate my UNIWeb account link in the body of the email.
  2. 2.
    Review the Software License terms, and if you agree, click the “I agree” button to proceed.
  3. 3.
    Create a password for your new UNIWeb account, and click the “Submit” button.

Creating UNIWeb member accounts manually

Before you begin: If your institution has integrated UNIWeb with an existing single-sign-on system, there is no need to create UNIWeb accounts manually. Accounts are created for users automatically when they follow the steps to log in to their UNIWeb account for the first time.
This procedure requires an administrator role within the subject’s academic unit that includes the following permissions:
  • Create new accounts
  • Edit member information
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task within your academic unit, please contact your system administrator.
  1. 1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Members.
  2. 2.
    In the right panel, click the Add a new member button.
  3. 3.
    In the Add new members dialog, fill in the member information fields for the new UNIWeb member. Fields that are marked with an asterisk are mandatory.
  4. 4.
    Click Save.
Note: After following the above procedure, you must send an account activation email in order for the new UNIWeb member to complete the account activation process.

Creating UNIWeb member accounts in bulk using a spreadsheet

From time to time, you may need to add many new member accounts at once. You can create member accounts in bulk by uploading a spreadsheet into UNIWeb that includes information for all of the accounts that you would like to add. UNIWeb will scan the spreadsheet for accounts that already exist in the network, and so you can maintain and upload a single spreadsheet numerous times without creating duplicates.
Before you begin: If your institution has integrated UNIWeb with an existing single-sign-on system, there is no need to create UNIWeb accounts manually. Accounts are created for users automatically when they follow the steps to log in to their UNIWeb account for the first time.
This procedure requires an administrator role within the subject’s academic unit that includes the following permissions:
  • Create new accounts
  • Edit member information
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task within your academic unit, please contact your system administrator.

Creating a UNIWeb member account spreadsheet:

To get your member account spreadsheet started, you can download a template spreadsheet that’s already formatted properly for UNIWeb's requirements.
accounts_creation_templates.zip
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Download a member account template spreadsheet
The sample spreadsheet includes all of the accepted member information fields that can be used when creating a UNIWeb account spreadsheet. An example record is listed below; entries marked with an asterisk are mandatory:
First Name*
Middle Name
Last Name*
Account Type*
Position Title*
Academic Unit*
Email*
Username
Telephone
Homepage
Office
Alexander
Graham
Bell
Professor
Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering
bell024
613-555-5555
1105 Beinn Bhreagh Rd, Baddeck, NS
B0E 1B0

Best practices for your spreadsheet:

  • The order of the columns does not matter
  • Each row corresponds to one member account
  • Empty rows are ignored
  • If a row provides the same email address of an existing user in the system, the row is ignored (this is how UNIWeb screens for duplicate entries)
  • Columns that UNIWeb does not recognize will cause an error.
  • Acceptable entries for account type, position title and academic unit are dictated by your institution.

Uploading your spreadsheet to UNIWeb

  1. 1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Members.
  2. 2.
    In the right panel, click Add members from a file
  3. 3.
    In the Add new members dialog, click Choose File, and locate your UNIWeb members spreadsheet on your computer.
  4. 4.
    Click Submit.
Tip: If you enter an Account Type, Position Title, or Academic Unit that does not exist in the network, you will receive an error message. This will describe the error, indicate where it is located in your spreadsheet and provide you with a list of suitable replacements. If your spreadsheet contains any blank fields that are mandatory or columns that UNIWeb does not recognize, you will receive a similar error.

Sending account activation emails

Once you have added new members to UNIWeb, you need to invite them to activate their accounts. This will send them a welcome email with text and information approved by your institution.
Before you begin: this procedure requires an administrator role within the subject’s academic unit that includes the following permissions:
  • Create new accounts
  • Edit member information
  • Send email invites
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task within your academic unit, please contact your system administrator.
  1. 1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Members.
  2. 2.
    Locate the UNIWeb member(s) to whom you would like to send an account activation email, and click the checkbox on the right side of their row.
  3. 3.
    In the right panel, click Account activation.
  4. 4.
    In the Invite selected members dialog, verify that you have selected the correct UNIWeb member(s).
  5. 5.
    Click Invite.

Sending account activation reminder emails

If you have invited members previously, but they have yet to activate their accounts, you can send them a reminder email. If you’re unsure which members have already been sent invitation emails, UNIWeb can filter members for you to automatically select members who have been sent invitation and reminder emails in the past.
Before you begin: this procedure requires an administrator role within the subject’s academic unit that includes the following permissions:
  • Create new accounts
  • Edit member information
  • Send email invites
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task within your academic unit, please contact your system administrator.
  1. 1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Members.
  2. 2.
    In the right panel, click Unactivated accounts.
  3. 3.
    In the Unactivated accounts dialog, select the maximum number of sent activation emails to filter the UNIWeb accounts that will be selected. This will ensure that you don’t send too many emails to users who are not interested in activating their accounts.
  4. 4.
    Click Unactivated accounts. UNIWeb will automatically select the members who have received the specified number of account activation emails.
  5. 5.
    In the right panel, click Account activation.
  6. 6.
    In the Invite seleted members dialog, verify the UNIWeb members that you have selected.
  7. 7.
    Click Invite.