One of the most frustrating experiences you can have as a student is when you lose your ID, because it is so critical to every part of your experience. When you are living on campus, you must use your student ID to enter buildings, buy food, obtain transit permission, and get other perks that you enjoy as part of your tuition package.
Making the Student Experience Simpler
The issue is that having to carry around the card can be a pain, especially if a person is only going around campus. You have not taken your wallet, as you are not planning to go off campus to spend money.
One of the ways a university can get around this requirement is by having mobile credentials become the norm on campus. It means that a student only has to carry their mobile device and they are good to go.
Using Mobile Credentialing
The process of enabling mobile credentials for colleges is very easy. Since nearly every student has a smartphone that has internet access, they only need to install a specific app on their device.
Using the app allows them to login and have a barcode that can be scanned wherever they would be using their student ID. Rather than needing the physical ID, they only need to show their mobile device.
Since nearly every student would be carrying that device when they are out and about, it is much easier to manage than a student ID.
The advantage of using mobile credentialing is not only for convenience, but security as well. Students do not have to worry about someone else stealing or picking up their ID, using their money, or getting into buildings where they do not have access. When everything is digital, someone would have to steal and unlock their smartphone, which is a lot harder to do.
That is why mobile credentialing should be the norm at all colleges.