Enhanced FlashLine Will Be Place to Access Information Jan. 1

The new year will be here before you know it and with it comes an enhanced FlashLine, the portal for Kent State University. You will be able to access FlashLine from the Kent State home page at www.kent.edu.

As of Jan. 1, 2007 you will log in to FlashLine for a number of processes. Within FlashLine are various tabs containing a number of information channels, which are groupings of links within a particular tab.

Logging into FlashLine

Enter your FlashLine ID (the first part of your Kent State e-mail address) and FlashWord (password). If you do not know your ID, look it up at www.kent.edu/phonedirectory or contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@kent.edu or 330-672-HELP (4357).

The first time you log in to FlashLine you will use a default FlashWord to access the system. After logging in successfully you will change the default to a personal FlashWord. Your default FlashWord is the first initial of your middle name (the letter x if you do not have a middle name), the first three letters of your birth month, the last two numbers of your birth year, and the last four numbers of your Social Security number.

You may change your default FlashWord to a personal password at flashword.kent.edu prior to logging in to FlashLine. To change your password, you must set up at least four questions with secret answers. By setting up secret questions and answers you will be able to reset your password should you forget it. Passwords must have at least eight characters, three letters, one digit, not be your username, not be your username backwards, not contain your username, not contain your username backwards, not be your username with letters rearranged and not be an old password.

You will want to pay special attention to the Employment Details channel in the My HR tab. This is where you will be able to access information on benefits, direct deposit, your pay stub and job details (updating address, etc.).

You will also access the Forms Library channel from the MyHR tab. This includes all forms in the HR Forms Library.

The My Action Items tab is where classified and student employees will access Kronos for their time reporting. All unclassified employees and faculty will enter vacation and sick time through a channel called Time Reporting. Workflow will also be accessed through this tab, which includes personnel request authorization (PRA) forms. Additionally, all Banner access will be available via the My Banner channel in the My Action Items tab. Please note that other methods of accessing Kronos and Banner, where you currently record vacation and sick time, will be turned off and made inaccessible as of Jan. 1.

My Campus tab replaces My FlashLine. This is where you will access news, events, resources, services, phone directory and important dates.

The Libraries tab is a new enhancement to FlashLine. As it implies, you will find all things pertinent to the Kent State University library system. These items include media services, collections, hours, tours and ask a librarian.

You will find a training tutorial on the Help tab in Flashline as of Jan. 1. You may also access computer-based training at the project Web site.

The Helpdesk is prepared to handle additional questions as it relates to FlashLine, Kent State University’s new portal, as of Jan. 1. If you have any questions between now and Jan. 1, please visit the ERP Web site and use the feedback form.

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