How to Set Password & Accessibility for Your Courses
Passwords enable users to access accounts securely. In ProProfs Training Maker, you can set/reset passwords and manage other accessibility options to optimize the workflow of your user groups. You can also change the password and send the updated login credentials to users.
Here’s what private course access with a link & password will look like to users.
Security options in ProProfs Training Maker let you make a course private and restrict unwanted users from accessing it.
In this article, you will learn:
1. How to Set Password for Your Courses
3. How to Remove a Course From Google Search Results
How to Set Password for Your Courses
Step 1: On your Proprofs Training Maker dashboard, navigate to a course and click the “Settings” icon.
Step 2: In the Security tab,
Select the Security Setting as Private.
Select the “Private access with a link & course password” option and enter a password. (This option will set the same password for all the users in the classroom.)
Click Save when finished.
Your course is now password protected and will only be accessible to the group users.
To share the link and course password with all the users:
Go to Courses and click the Send button.
In the Email section, click Add Users, select All and click Done.
Specify the password for the course.
Click “Send Course/Classroom Link.”
A confirmation message will be displayed like this.
Select the “Private access for selected users & groups” option and go to manage users. (This option lets you assign a unique password for each user.)
The login credentials are auto-generated when a user is added to a classroom. The instructor can share these login credentials with each user through email.
To do this
Select a user from the list.
Click Email to share the login credentials with the added user.
The user will receive the login credentials on his email like this.
How to Change the Password
Step 1: On your Proprofs Training Maker dashboard, go to Users.
Step 2: Select the user whose password you want to change.
Step 3: In the User profile
Enter the new password. Re-enter the password for confirmation.
Click “Change Password.”
You will get a flash message on a successful password update.
The logged-in users cannot view their passwords. However, users can reset their current password if they can’t remember it from the login window.
Click “Forgot Password,” enter your email and click “Send.”
Enter your email and click Continue.
You will receive the reset password email. Click Reset Password.
Enter a new password, re-enter to confirm, and click Continue.
How to Remove a Course From Google Search Results
If you mark your course as “private,” it will not appear in Google or other search engines. Private courses are only visible to those you share the quiz’s URL with.
If the course was first public and then marked as private, it’s possible that Google indexed it earlier. We add the “noindex” and “nofollow” directives for Google (and other search engines) on private quizzes, so next time it refreshes, it should remove the quiz from search (a process that can take a few days or can also be done instantly - depends on Google).
If you want it to be removed immediately, you can:
- Password-Protected quiz - Even if someone finds it, they cannot access it without knowing the password. Keep the password simple and shared across all quiz takers.
- Copy the quiz, mark the copy private, and delete the old one. However, you would lose the quiz taker’s data of attempts, reports & stats in this case.
That is all about configuring course accessibility in ProProfs Training Maker.