Sheridan College Adds Mobile ID for Android with TouchNet
LENEXA, Kan. – TouchNet, a Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) company, has expanded its OneCard Mobile ID for Android to Canada. After a successful rollout of mobile IDs in Apple Wallet, Sheridan College is launching its onecard for Android ahead of the Fall semester through TouchNet’s OneCard Mobile ID and 360u app.
Full-time Sheridan students can conveniently and securely add their Sheridan onecard to their Android smartphone to complete any action they would previously complete with their physical Sheridan onecard – from accessing classrooms, utilizing dining services and meal plans to making purchases at bookstores and more. Once the Sheridan onecard is added to a student’s Android mobile device, it serves as their official student ID and enables students to tap to enter or tap to pay. This is done through integrations with TouchNet’s Campus ID and 360u app, and HID’s Mobile SEOS credential and connected devices.
“We are excited to bring Sheridan onecard for Android to our students,” said Tracey Ens, associate vice president, business services for Sheridan College. “It’s been a top priority for us to ensure digital equity across mobile devices and adding mobile ID for Android does just that.”
Sheridan College recently received Honorable Mention from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers’ (CAUBO) Quality and Productivity Awards Program for becoming the first college in Canada to launch a fully-functional mobile student ID program. They achieved this last year thanks to the launch of the Sheridan onecard in Apple Wallet, which is enabled through TouchNet’s 360u app.
TouchNet’s OneCard Mobile ID is available for Apple and Android through either a college or university’s existing mobile app or TouchNet’s 360u mobile app, which streamlines the experience for all users. Additionally, OneCard Mobile ID offers: secure transactions that protect users’ data; better on-campus security through improved access management; and advanced reporting of student activities, payments, and point-of-sale transactions through an aggregated method that also protects each user’s privacy.
“As students increasingly expect a mobile-first experience, we’re proud to expand the reach of mobile credentials to meet universities and colleges where they are,” said Adam McDonald, president of TouchNet. “OneCard Mobile ID provides the flexibility to implement mobile IDs through a university's existing app or TouchNet 360u, allowing them to make the best decision for their campus.”
OneCard Mobile ID works wherever the physical campus ID is accepted and is available to all OneCard schools. To see if your campus is ready for mobile student IDs and to learn more about TouchNet’s integration with Android, request a complimentary assessment of your mobile readiness.
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TouchNet unifies campuswide payments and ID management software solutions for institutions of higher education around the world. Colleges and universities rely on TouchNet to integrate and secure payments, permissions, and other related business transactions for a comprehensive, actionable view campuswide. TouchNet’s unmatched integration, transparency, and security gives institutions greater control over transactions, costs, and compliance. As the market leader in higher education commerce technology, our platform-driven approach enables greater operational efficiencies and self-service access to real-time information for students and staff. TouchNet is a Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) company.
About Sheridan College
Founded in 1967, Sheridan is one of Ontario's leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 43,000 full- and part-time students every year from campuses in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville. An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and more than 110 countries. As a trailblazer in unique arts, technology and health care programs, Sheridan has always been on the leading edge of innovation, ensuring students learn job-ready, practical skills and develop the confidence, empathy and problem solving savvy that allows them to push boundaries in an ever-changing world.