Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Blackboard introduces mobile app for managing student debit card accounts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blackboard Transact has gone mobile, enabling students to manage their debit card accounts. With the eAccounts Mobile app for iOS-based devicess, students can manage their campus ID accounts by checking their debit card account balance, viewing transactions, making real-time deposits and managing security features.

The eAccounts Mobile app is the latest extension to eAccounts, Blackboard’s online self-service portal for closed-looped campus debit card accounts that is already used by thousands of students nationwide. Users are able to download their campus-specific mobile app from the Apple iTunes store and have it seamlessly integrate with Blackboard Transact.


The PCI-compliant portal creates a customizable account management environment that is branded to each institution. By enabling student-management of card accounts, administrators can provide a more convenient option for students to access their accounts, while off-loading routine transactions from the card office staff. [end] 

The University of Memphis’ Student Government Association has voted to enable the university’s student ID to be used at off-campus dining locations.

Memphis students can now use their Tiger Funds to pay for meals at local area restaurants. For now, the Daily Helmsman reports that the program will undergo a trial run with Garibaldi’s, Domino’s and Ubee’s – all restaurants located near the campus. More locations will be added as the program grows, however, and the Student Government Association claims there are already a number of local restaurants looking to sign up.

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Following the Department of Education’s first draft of proposed regulations on financial aid delivery and campus-issued cards, it is clear that there could be major repercussions should all the demands stand.

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Payments, notifications take the mundane task mobile

Andrew Hudson, Contributing Editor, Avisian Publications

Laundry is an aspect of campus life that is often, and understandably, overlooked. It is never glamorous and often tedious, but it is a necessary component of the student experience.

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Regulatory action is being proposed in the campus-banking sector, with the U.S. Department of Education releasing its first draft of regulations on campus debit cards that will effectively prohibit certain fees, constrain marketing practices and institute transparency regarding the college-card provider relationship.

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