Based on feedback from PSUs across the state, we are announcing two important changes to the PreK-5 Alternate Authentication feature in NCEdCloud beginning on December 18, 2023:
Badges (QR Codes) will now be enabled as an option for ALL students in the NCEdCloud IAM Service in PreK-5 (grades -3 through 5 in the Student System). This means that teachers and staff with appropriate privileged roles in the NCEdCloud IAM Service, will be able to print badges for these students, which can be used in place of their username/password when logging in.
Pictograph logins will no longer be offered due to lack of use.
Note: Once this change is implemented, there will be no immediate impact to your students. If you choose to take advantage of using Badges, you will be able to print them for any or all students in grades -3 through 5. Otherwise, students will continue to login as they always have. If your PSU has opted-in to using an “Alias ID” (email address in most cases), that option for username has not changed.
If your PSU does not want to have the "Badges" feature available for your some, or all of your PK-5 students, and would like to opt-out, you will need to submit the PreK-5 Badges Opt-Out form (see the block to the right). Any PSU Technology Director or Administrator with an NCEdCloud Privileged Role of LEA Administrator or LEA Data Auditor, can submit this Opt-Out Request form.