TouchNet Expands OneCard Campus ID in Apple Wallet Offering to Canada

8/29/2022 8:00:00 AM

Full-time Sheridan College students can add their student ID to Apple Wallet

LENEXA, Kan. – TouchNet, a Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) company, has expanded its OneCard Campus ID for Apple Wallet into Canada. Sheridan College is the first Canadian college to launch student ID for Apple Wallet using TouchNet’s OneCard solution.

Starting this summer, full-time Sheridan students will be able to conveniently and securely add their Sheridan onecard to Apple Wallet, easily connecting their student ID to campus services. The Sheridan onecard can be added to Apple Wallet through TouchNet’s 360u app, and once a student ID card is added to Apple Wallet, it serves as their official student ID. Students will be able to simply tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to complete any action that would have previously required a physical student ID card — from accessing classrooms, utilizing dining services and meal plans to making purchases at bookstores and more.

“Sheridan is proud to be the first Canadian college to collaborate with Apple, TouchNet, and HID to bring this technology to students. The launch of student ID in Apple Wallet is part of our commitment to deliver a standard-setting, higher education experience for students as well it aligns with our people-centric technology strategic enabler element within Sheridan’s Strategic Plan,” said Wayne Steffler, Sheridan’s Vice President of Finance and Administration. “With the launch of the Sheridan onecard in Apple Wallet, students will be able to interact with our campuses and services seamlessly and securely, and with greater convenience.”

More broadly, colleges and universities using TouchNet’s mobile ID solution may opt to use their existing campus app to launch OneCard Campus ID for Apple Wallet. OneCard Campus ID offers a frictionless experience for students, providing more secure transactions protecting users’ data, better on-campus security through improved access management, as well as operational insights to help create a more efficient campus.

“We are thrilled to bring this innovative technology to Sheridan College and other Canadian institutions in the future,” said Adam McDonald, President of TouchNet. “Mobile-first solutions help meet student expectations for a frictionless campus experience, as well as deliver greater flexibility and insights to help campus leaders and administrators run a smoother, safer, and more effective campus.”

The mobile Sheridan onecard will be rolled out to employees in Winter 2023, and to all mobile device users later next year. To see if your campus is ready for mobile IDs, visit www.touchnet.com/id-management/mobile-id.

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About TouchNet

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. Touchnet.com

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.