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] 

Waukesha County Technical College has started its search for a new banking partner to fill its on-campus location.

A 2009 poll conducted at the Waukesha County Technical College found that 69% of students would use an on-campus bank. Now, the school is seeking proposals for a full-service branch on its Pewaukee campus.

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The CBORD Group announced that the GET platform, used at colleges across the country, is available as a native smart phone app putting student services at their fingertips 24/7. The platform also supports MICROS order integration enabling online and mobile orders on campus or off.

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Blackboard acquired rival campus card vendor and cloud-system provider, CardSmith. The acquisition broadens Blackboard’s system deployment capabilities adding an established software-as-a-service option to its traditional on-premise offering.

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