Returning students to Biola University, a private Christian university in Southern California, were all issued new campus ID cards to support the switch to a new system run by Blackboard, according to Biola’s student newspaper.
The new Blackboard system will initially enable students to make copies in the campus’ library and provide secure access to residence halls. Biola may eventually allow students to use their campus ID for vending machines, laundry, or to make purchases at nearby off-campus location.
The Blackboard card has a feature called “Student $” that enables students to add money that can be used for making copies in the library and eventually to purchase goods and services from the campus bookstore.
Biola already uses Blackboard Learn, the Web-based application that allows students to connect with their professors through email and check their current grades throughout the semester. And this summer Biola began using Blackboard for building access and ID cards.
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