GenYes Weekly Facilitator Message 06/21/19


Hi GenYES Facilitators,

Summer is here, and we're making exciting new changes to the GenYES web tools. From Monday, June 24 through Friday, July 5 the GenYES web tools will be inaccessible while we perform upgrades, including:A brand new user interface (tablet and mobile friendly)A reports page that measures your GenYES program's impactAchievements for Student Tech Leaders to unlockInternal messaging systemTeacher help request systemThe new web tools, called GenYES 4.0, will be available July 5. The following instructions will help you access them.


Access the New GenYES Web Tools on July 5


All of the data, accounts, and other information stored on your school's GenYES web portal are still attached to your GenYES account. You will need to update your password to log into the new web tools, and so will your students.

Find Your New Login Page
Your school's GenYES web portal will have a new URL. On July 5, visit genyes.net and use the search bar or click your district from the list to find your school. Click your school name to find your new login page.

Your new school URL should look something like: schoolname.genyes.net. This is the page you and your STLs will use to log in.

Returning User Accounts
You need to update your password and use a new username to log into the brand-new GenYES web tools. Once you have found your school's login page, choose Returning User.

You will be prompted to enter your old username and password. If you cannot remember your old username and password, contact victoria@genyes.org for assistance. If you can remember, great! You will be able to make a new password.

Once you've made a new password, click Submit. The next page will confirm that your password has been updated. You will be given a new username that looks like schoolname_username.

Choose Back to Login, and use the new username and password to log in. Once you are logged in, you can change your username to anything you like and start exploring the new web tools!


Using the New GenYES Web Tools


The new GenYES web tools are easy to use. The first unit of the GenYES curriculum will provide instructions to Facilitators about how to use the tools, and familiarize students with the tools. More instructions about how to get students access to the website, a website guide, and tips for getting started will be provided when the GenYES web tools launch on July 5.


If you have any questions about the website, need to access your data during the down period, or need support, don't hesitate to contact us.

Forward...


Dennis Harper, Founder of the Generation YES nonprofit organization

Victoria Bawn