Monday, January 26, 2015

More UI Updates

  • Live Date January 26th 2015
  • New Toolbar for Tables
  • Better support for Tablets & Phones
New Toolbar for Tables
To make working with tables easier we've added a fixed toolbar at the top of every table. On the right hand side the toolbar contains the tools to work with the table including navigation, search, columns, export and bookmarks. On the left hand side you will find actions associated with the table like adding and deleting. The toolbar is fixed so that it's always visible when you scroll the table allowing you to quickly make selections and work with them.

Seen above - the new toolbar as seen in the Prospects section.
Better Support for Tables & Phones
We're currently working to make the user interface usable in a variety of sizes which include phone, tablet and desktop. While we're not there yet this update has made some major progress forward allowing the interface to adjust with the screen size. We'll continue to work on the design and are happy to receive any feedback you might have especially on smaller devices.

Please feel free to email us at support@amperea.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New User Interface Updates

  • Live Date January 18th 2015
  • New Prospect, Student and Course Summary Card(s)
  • Updated Menu System
New Prospect, Student and Course Summary Card(s)
When you click on any Prospect, Student or Course name you will notice a new Summary Card of information at the top of the profile. This information is always displayed no matter what tab you have selected. This is to help reference the profile you are currently looking at without having to click back to the main Student profile tab.

New Student Summary Card Example
Updated Menu System
You will notice changes to the main menu user interface in ampEducator. The entire menu system has been converted to BootStrap which allows you to access the menu system and have it fit on any device. Calendar and Documents as well as the 'Gear' icon (Configuration) have been moved to the More... tab in order to make more space available. Emails have been replaced with an icon as well. you can compare the old and the new below.

New Menu User Interface
Old Menu User Interface

Please feel free to email us at support@amperea.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Two Factor Authentication for Added Security

What is two factor authentication and how does it work?
Two factor authentication allows you to add an extra layer of security to your ampEducator account. When enabled, in addition to entering your regular username and password, you are required to enter a 6 digit validation code. The validation code is generated by the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone and it's different every time you login. With 2 factor authentication enabled the chances of unauthorized access to your account are reduced since an attacker would required your username, password as well as access to your smartphone.
How do I setup two factor authentication on my account?
To setup 2 factor authentication follow these steps.
  1. Download the free Google Authenticator app for your smartphone (Android or iOS)
  2. Under 'My Account' click on the '2 Factor Authentication' tab.
  3. Click on 'Enable'. This will generate a new Secret Key and QR Barcode.
  4. Open the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone and either scan the barcode or manually enter the secret key.
  5. After successfully entering the key you will be presented with a 6 digit code. Enter this code into the validation box.
  6. Click Save.
ampEducator 2 Factor Setup Screen
If there were no issues then two factor authentication was successfully enabled.
How do I use it?
Next time you login you will be asked to enter a validation code. Launch the Google Authenticator and enter the validation code it presents in order to login.
ampEducator 2 Factor Validation Screen
What if I lose my phone?
In the case that your phone in lost / stolen then you must contact technical support at support@amperea.com in order to gain entry into your account.

For further reading on two factor authentication see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_factor_authentication.

Please email support@amperea.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns.