Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security
FEATURED
PARTNERS

NACCU releases first-ever Guide to Going Mobile

Project member details the new resource in CampusIDNews Chat video

CampusIDNews Staff   ||   May 23, 2024  ||   ,

This week, NACCU launched its new Guide to Going Mobile, an online resource that includes best practices for institutions  preparing for a mobile credential launch.

Project team members contributed their own experiences and interviewed campus administrators who had already deployed the new IDs as well as others that were in various stages of the process.

Courtney Petrizzi, University of Alabama Action Card Office Services Specialist, was a member of the project team. She spoke to CampusIDNews about the project in a recent video chat.

Specific sections address technology, change management, financial planning, marketing, data analysis, and potential roadblocks.

The guide is only accessible to current NACCU members in the resources section of the NACCU website.

To checkout the video interview, click the image at the top of this page.

 

Access the Guide

 


Video transcript:

We're excited to be launching the newest deliverable from NACCU, which is the guide to going mobile.

It started around two years ago.

The engagement committee with NACCU joined forces and realized all the conversations that were happening around mobile – how can you get to mobile, what you need to do, and who do you talk to?

There were a lot of questions and a lot of them were going through the listserv, but we wanted something where the school is coming in and they don't know what to do and their administration says, hey, we need to do this mobile thing.

Where did they turn? Where do they go?

And so we wanted to provide them a source for that in our communal space on NACCU because mobile is a very big undertaking.

You have to do a lot of planning, you have to prepare for change management and the change in campus culture. What is the student's experience going to be like, and how is your administration going to deal with this?

So we provide a lot of those overarching high-level structural beliefs around the mobile credential.

It started out with the engagement committee, which is comprised of a couple of different institutions.

I do want to shout out specifically to Deb Nightingale with Liberty University, Rosie from University of Houston, and Michelle Dietz from Xavier.

They all were instrumental in getting all of the content developed and reaching out to a number of other schools. Those included schools that had already gone mobile and schools that were in the planning and discovery phase. It also included schools that hadn't even begun the transition to mobile to ask them what are your questions?

And so they comprised all of this information into a nice document for membership to look at, but then also we had contributors from across our membership, notably Jeanine Brooks formally with the University of Alabama and Ken Boyer with Mercer.

There were a number of people who contributed real-life scenarios of what they experienced when they went mobile. What questions did their administration have? What was the student experience like? What were the challenges and the roadblocks?

They provided a lot of great feedback.

There is a section on financial planning. One of the biggest issues that a lot of schools are concerned about is the financial aspect. You can look at how other schools that are similar to yours are structured. If you find a school that is in your same system or one that is similar across the board, you can see what their experience was like.

Now that also is defined on are you only going to be mobile? Are you going to do multiple credentials?

You have a lot of options and there is a financial planning for that to point out the different avenues that you can take to help alleviate some of the financial stress or figure out the pre-planning. How long it is going to take and what the prominent things that you need to be looking at financially?

The guide to going mobile is live on the NACCU website, so I encourage you to go and take a look.

Go ahead and get your planning in order and then get excited to go mobile.

Related Posts

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

RECENT ARTICLES

Transact partners with Reusables containers
Jun 14, 24 / ,

New integration enables Transact clients to deploy Reusables’ container solution

This week, Transact announced a new partnership with Reusables, a platform that enables students to check out and return reusable containers using their campus cards or mobile credentials. The integration between the two companies requires no additional app downloads, allowing students to easily and quickly begin using the system. Reusables is a Vancouver-based company dedicated […]
Southern Illinois University ID card

Southern Illinois uses summer to upgrade from mag stripe to contactless

This summer, Southern Illinois University is launching a new contactless campus card for students, faculty, and staff. Along with the new ID technology, the card will also feature an updated design. The prior mag stripe card will continue to be supported, but existing cardholders will have the option to upgrade their card. In July through […]
Virginia Tech access control readers from Allegion

Virginia Tech's multi-year journey eliminates brass keys from campus

  At Virginia Tech, a strategically planned, multi-year process has eliminated physical keys from the campus. Brass keys have been replaced by card access in buildings and residence halls. The only remaining keys are stored in secure key boxes for security personnel and residence hall advisors to access in case of emergencies or after hours […]
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.
Twitter

Attn: friends in the biometrics space. Nominations close Friday for the annual Women in Biometrics Awards. Take five minutes to recognize a colleague or even yourself. http://WomenInBiometrics.com

Feb. 1 webinar explores how mobile ordering enhanced campus life, increased sales at UVA and Central Washington @Grubhub @CBORD

Load More...
Contact
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
www.AVISIAN.com[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2024 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.