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Create a Connexions Account

Module by: Connexions. E-mail the author

Summary: Describes how to obtain an account, request a new password, and how to log in and out.

Account Requests

To apply for a Connexions account, use the following steps:

  1. Click on the Get An Account link in the My Account sidebar.
    Figure 1: The "My Account" portlet.
    My Account portlet.
  2. The "Request a Connexions Account" page displays.
    Figure 2: "Request a Connexions Account" page.
    'Request a Connexions Account' page.
  3. Type in your first and last name, e-mail address, and home page URL. The fields with red squares next to the field names are required.
  4. Type in a user name.
  5. Review the site license agreement and check the box next to I have read the Connexions Site License and I agree to be bound by its terms. You must agree to the license in order to receive an account.
  6. Click Request Account. The "Account Request Complete" page displays. Connexions will send an e-mail to the address you entered in the step above. The e-mail contains directions for activating your new account.

Request a New Password

If you never receive a confirmation email, please check your "spam" or "junk" folder, and be sure to add cnx@cnx.org to your list of allowed contacts. To have a new password sent (or if you received a confirmation email but have since forgotten your password) you will need to request that a new password be sent.

  1. Click on the Forgot your password? link in the My Account sidebar. The Lost Password page displays.
    Figure 3: "Lost Password" page
    Screenshot.
  2. Type in your user name and click the Start password reset button.
  3. If you have also forgotten your user name, email cnx@cnx.org for help.

Logging In and Out

To log into Connexions, enter your user name and password in the My Account sidebar and click Log in.

To log out, click the Log out link located in the My Account sidebar, or above the Search Box, in the upper right side of the Connexions home page.

Figure 4: Log out button above search bar.
Log out button above search bar.

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Lenses

A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

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