As of the 2019-2020 school year, there is a new system for handling student passwords.
Previously students set their own passwords for Aspen and Google, and they had static trivial passwords for AD, the desktop computer login. Moving forward, the tech department will be generating “good” passwords in Aspen, and then applying those passwords to AD and Google. The goal here is to reduce the amount of classroom time lost to password resets and other password confusion, while still affording the students privacy.
You can lookup the student’s new password in Aspen by displaying the Default Fields fieldset and referencing the GenPW column. Also, from the same field set, you should now have a saved Quick Report called Student Password Handout Sheets, which if run for your class will generate a single page student name, username, password handout which you can give each student.
Please let the Tech Department know if you have any questions around this new procedure.