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DePauw’s going iClass – New proximity cards are replacing old ID cards this semester

September 28th, 2010 by Carol L. Smith

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The ID Card office is issuing new proximity-style ID cards to replace the old ID-One Cards this semester.

Mentioned in a recent article in DePauw’s student newspaper, The DePauw:

…a number of buildings on campus that had swipe entry systems were outdated and needed replacement. The coordinators at the ID/One Card Office investigated new technology and found that the proximity style ID cards suit a more modern college campus. It will also give students and faculty quicker access into buildings when the proximity readers are installed.

[The new cards] have better security and are more convenient for people because you don’t have to swipe it; you just place it against the reader.” Read more . . .

Initially, the new cards are being issued to students living in those residence units where swipe entry systems are being updated. Later in the the semester, all faculty, staff and remaining students will be able to get their new cards, too. Watch for coming postings for more details.

If you have any questions, contact Donna Arrington.

Fall 2010 – Starting the Year with Information Technology at DePauw

August 18th, 2010 by Carol L. Smith

From Carol L. Smith, CIO

Welcome back as we begin the new academic year! I wanted to take a moment to provide some quick tips and updates about key IT projects that are underway or will be coming up soon.

If you have any questions about these (or any other IT-related projects), please don’t hesitate to contact me at clsmith@depauw.edu.

Cheers,

–Carol.

Topics in the following include:

  1. Keeping in touch with IT at DePauw
  2. Helping students get logged in to Moodle, Novell, printers, etc.
  3. Upcoming replacement of our campus printer/copiers – Focus on Sustainability
  4. New ID Cards for all faculty, staff and students
  5. Don’t lose your old email — Copy your GroupWise mail to Google Apps before October 1!
  6. Google Apps at DePauw – Communication, calendars, and collaboration
  7. (more…)

Manage My ID Service Launched

February 27th, 2010 by Carol L. Smith

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Contributed by Rebecca Reneau ’11, ITAP Communication Consultant

A year and a half ago when Donna Arrington began working at DePauw,  students had only one way to add money to their ID/OneCard balances.  They had to bring either cash or a check to the HelpDesk in the lower level of the Union Building—not a terrible system by any means—but also not the most efficient. Most students don’t carry around much cash (if any) and it can take several days for a check mailed from home to arrive. This can seem like an eternity to a hungry student.

Things are working differently now:  DePauw is using CBoard technology in order to offer students and their families, as well as faculty and staff, the option of adding money to their cards online at depauw.managemyid.com.  Once ID/OneCard holders have created an account, they are able to electronically—and instantly—add more money to their card balance. Students also have the option of sending the link for their individual profile to a third party, like a parent or grandparent, so they can add money to the card too, if they wish.  Best of all, students can report a card missing, making it unavailable for use until it is found. They can also reactivate their card once it is found. DePauw officially began offering the new online option to students on February 2nd, and within two weeks there had already been sixty-four deposits made using the new system.

There is a nominal charge of $2.50 in exchange for the convenience of the online transactions (linked to the processing of  credit cards).  For those who would prefer to avoid the extra charge, the old system of paying by cash or check is still an option, but at a new location. Formerly processed at the Union Building, these transactions are now taken care of by the Cash Receipts Office in the Administration Building (open Monday through Friday). For more information about ManageMyID, contact the HelpDesk by visiting  www.depauw.edu/it/helpdesk or calling 765/658.4294.