Respected friends, is it required to make separate accounts on OERu forums, course page and other main elements of the course, i am finding little difficulty in log in into different platforms with same id and password
Hi - I’m Dave Lane, the open source technologist who’s responsible for OERu’s technologies. At this stage, yes, you’ll need a different login for each service. I encourage you to adopt a password manager to keep track of your passwords under any circumstances - a great (open source) choice is Bitwarden.
We’re working on a single sign-on solution that allows you to avoid multiple sets of credentials, but it’s a tough thing to achieve, and it’s not quite there yet, but it’s not too far away!
Dave, I’m so happy to hear that you all are moving to single sign-on! I tried to do the LIDA CC course over the summer, but what with following OERu discussions and this and that over the years, I seem to have registered with more than one work email address, personal email…Total mess! I couldn’t get all the parts working even with my password manager. I finally gave up attempting to complete the course. Maybe next summer!
Sorry to hear it caused you such difficulties! While SSO will likely make things somewhat easier for OERu learners, it’s not a panacea, and all Internet users suffer from a surplus of credentials - good use of a password manager is rapidly becoming a necessary part of good digital hygiene.