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] 

A study has revealed a clear need for greater and more differentiated financial literacy education in the K-12 environment.

The “Money Matters On Campus” report, now in its second-year, polled some 65,000 first-year college students across the country. In addition to the need for an early financial understanding, survey results indicate that colleges and universities should provide financial education at the onset of a student’s college experience to better ensure that students will make sound financial decisions later on. The study was conducted by Higher One and education technology specialist EverFi.

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Student purchases made on the University of Wisconsin’s campus – with the university’s Wiscard – are set to be simplified as well as offer additional discounts on food.

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The much-publicized biometrics bill in the state of Florida – SB 188 proposed by Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange – has passed through he House without any additional amendments. The bill awaits Gov. Rick Scott’s signature before becoming law.

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A student ID can verify an individual’s identity with a simple swipe, tap or scan, instantly tethering the person who presents the card to a user account on the backend system. But what happens when the cardholder no longer uses their legal name?

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Social verification specialist Trulioo has teamed up with ID document verification startup IDChecker.com to develop a mobile technology that could replace the university student ID card.

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