How do I create an account?

Creating an account

A view of the Community homepage with the log in link highlighted
 

  •  Click the Create New Account button.

A view of the top of the Create New Account form.

  • Complete the Create An Account screen. Note that, while it's nice to include items like a picture and other details about yourself, you only need a few required items: your First Name and Last Name, your Email address, and a Username. You'll also need to check the "Accept Terms & Conditions" box, and complete the "I'm not a robot" CAPTCHA test.

A view of the first and last name fields on the account creation screen.

A view of the account settings fields on the account creation screen.

  • Select the "Create New Account" button at the bottom to finish creating your account.

  • An email will be sent to the email address you entered. Check your email inbox for an email titled Account details for (your username) at LINCS Community. Be sure to check your Spam / Junk Mail box if you do not see an email in your inbox. Some mail systems may send your registration confirmation email there.

​​​​​​​A view of a sample email message with a password reset link

  • Follow the special one-time link in the confirmation email (or copy and paste the link into your browser). This will bring you to a Set Password screen, where you'll click the Log in button.

A view of the Set password one-time login screen

  • On your Account Settings page, scroll until you reach your password fields. Choose a password that is at least 16 characters long, contains both uppercase and lowercase letter(s), at least one number, and at least one of the allowed punctuation characters. Make sure that the passwords match.
    A view of the account settings password fields
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save. Make sure you see a confirmation at the top of the page that "The changes have been saved."
    A sample confirmation message that account settings have changed.
  • From now on, your new password is in place, and you can access the LINCS Community from https://community.lincs.ed.gov/user/login
  • You must update your password at least once a year.