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Student Access with School Email Addresses

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cgrams
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Student Access with School Email Addresses

We are transitioning to Fusion 360 from Inventor and I am trying to find a way to give the students' access to Fusion 360 without using their personal email addresses. Our school email is setup to block outside messages and so the students cannot receive the invitation. Is there a way that I can just assign them to Fusion in bulk and then they can create their account without the invitation being sent? We want them to use their school accounts to access Fusion and not a personal email. Once they are out of school or the program, they will not have access.

 

As a suggestion, you need to have an option to opt out of invitations if the educator is assigning software via their school account in Autodesk. 

 

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dan.banach
in reply to: cgrams

Hi @cgrams 

With an Autodesk Education Account that has an Educator profile, you can assign 125 licenses to your students. When you assign a license to your students, they don't need to go through the verification process. However, the students' will receive an email with a link to accept the invitation to create an Autodesk Education account. This is the same email that they'll use to log into Fusion 360. 

Is it possible for your IT Admin to allow emails from Autodesk? Here is a link you can send to the IT Admin about Autodesk email verification and account creation

 

You could also look at using temporary emails yopmail.com or www.mailinator.com. Just keep a list of emails and passwords. A password is created when you accept the invitation to create your Autodesk Account. 

If needed, you can change an email on an Autodesk account at https://profile.autodesk.com/security


Option 2 in the Educator’s guide to onboarding and offboarding students walks through this process. The process of assigning licenses to students starts on page 7.

Please let me know if this is what you're looking for.

Let me know if this helps.

-Dan



Dan Banach
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Message 3 of 9
cgrams
in reply to: dan.banach

I have already contacted my IT people and they said that it would have to be "school approved", in other words, run through those in charge and the school board in order to make that change. Google has also made it difficult to white list emails from outside organizations. All of the school limitations is to keep students safe from outside organizations as well as protects our network from spam and viruses, which I understand and support.

 

It would just be nice to have a 3rd option that if the authorized educator uploads a bulk list of emails for students and even temporary passwords, that the invitation email can be avoided and they can create their account from their email. I understand if they were creating an account on their own, but if we already authorize them, the email invite seems to be a moot point. Just a thought.

Message 4 of 9
dan.banach
in reply to: cgrams

@cgrams 

Thanks for the feedback. I'll pass your comments along to the team.

Thanks,

-Dan



Dan Banach
Sr. Technical Manager & Community Manager

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kellings
in reply to: cgrams

He @cgrams Here is a thought I had this morning. I am guessing the emails are received but aren’t passed through to the end users account, but instead sit in a blocked folder. Since this is a one time requirement, could you provide a list of students to the IT people and they could manually allow that one time email into their accounts? 

Kevin Ellingson
Technical Specialist

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pcollingwood
in reply to: cgrams

Have you EVER tried to work with a school IT department?

Message 7 of 9
cgrams
in reply to: kellings

As I stated in an earlier post, it would require higher authorization than the IT Dept to allow outside emails into student accounts. That would take time and it would not be worth the effort. Most likely the answer would be "no". 

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kellings
in reply to: cgrams

i hear you. Yes, I have worked in a school and had to work with IT. It wasn’t easy but I had good luck when I explained the why and the how. In this case I think they could feel reasonably “safe” about this email. It would need to be done as a one time thing. It would be predictable and expected by letting them know what it going to happen and why. The sending email domain is known (@autodesk.com) and comes from an extremely reputable and well known company. 

Just trying to think of solutions to help get you up and running. 

Kevin

Kevin Ellingson
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dan.banach
in reply to: cgrams

Hi @cgrams @pcollingwood @kellings 

I appreciate the open conversations. We understand the eligibility process can be a challenge for some schools, and we are working to make this easier. 

Thanks,

-Dan



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