Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Biometric student ID verification pilot results revealed

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Biometric Signature ID’s CEO, Jeff Maynard, will be a featured speaker at the 2010 eLearning conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. Maynard will speak on Feb. 22 and cover biometric signatures for student ID identity authentication, as well as the results from a pilot with University of Maryland University College.

Maynard will share the results from UMUC’s pilot and reveal why 93% of students rated the system as extremely or very convenient and 97% would recommend BioSig-ID to be used for student identity verification.


Using Biometric Signature ID’s software only solution, authentication enrollment is performed using the dynamic biometric, BioSig-ID Online, to capture the way the student draws their signature with their mouse.

The signature can be any series of shapes, characters, or initials – all of which are used to build a profile.

For additional security students use a second layer of identity proofing - Click-ID Online, an image pattern recognition technology. A third layer of security called complex security questions is available if an individual with disabilities needs this due to enrollment difficulties. [end] 

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The Ministry of Education (MOE) has ordered its disparate, provincial education departments to work with public security authorities to verify student IDs in their respective jurisdictions. The new initiative will begin with students that are soon to graduate from primary, junior and senior high schools.

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Rutgers University has approved a new student preferred name policy that will enable students to use preferred names instead of legal names on official class rosters, the university’s learning resource management system Sakai and the Rutgers Electronic Grading and Information System.

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Administrators at the University of Georgia have decided to institute PIN entry for physical access to buildings on its Athens campus, replacing an existing hand geometry system that has long been heralded as one of the pioneering implementations of biometrics on campus.

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North Adams Public School officials have decided to implement a new biometric identification system in school cafeterias that they claim will save time and money.

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