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Our recreation and wellness department contacted me regarding the ability to have their customers be able to swipe their ID cards in order to sign up for classes.  Currently, they do the sign up using a signup sheet, but they are interested in being able to get information about the student and also be able to track who is signing up, how many, etc. electronically.

 

They already have card swipe for access to the gym which I believe is through TouchNet, but that is only for access to the gym.  I did a quick Google search to see if I could find any products that would do this feature they are wanting for being able to use their university ID cards to sign up for classes too.  Does anyone have such a process or what is your gym using for students to sign up for exercise classes?

 

I know that probably a system could be built possibly web based, but interested in first looking to see what other institutions are using and whether there is a package that could be purchased that would meet their needs.

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John Haverty

Assistant Director of User Services

Information Technology Support

Washburn University

(785) 670-2330

 

 

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Valparaiso University uses Blackboard transaction for managing our doors and it also handles our meal plans as well.

Best Regards,
Brandon Morrison
Manager of Help Desk Services


Brandon,

 

Does it do anything for allowing students to sign up for exercise classes using their card to swipe?  Or is it strictly for access to the building?  I believe what they are wanting to do is still have card access to the building for access to the gym, but then another card swipe to sign up for exercise classes within the facility.

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John Haverty

Assistant Director of User Services

Information Technology Support

Washburn University

(785) 670-2330

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE IT Support Services Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITSUPPORTSERVICES@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Brandon Morrison
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 9:40 AM
To: ITSUPPORTSERVICES@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ITSUPPORTSERVICES] Card Swipe for Exercise Classes

 

Valparaiso University uses Blackboard transaction for managing our doors and it also handles our meal plans as well.

 

Best Regards,

Brandon Morrison

Manager of Help Desk Services

 

Hi John:
  I'm not entirely sure since it's not my area, but I would imagine it is possible.  It's used for Meal plans and the like too, so I would think it's possible.  I'll try to find out.

Best Regards,
Brandon


Hi John:
  According to our people, it can do sign up for classes like you are looking for.

Best Regards,
Brandon


John,

 

            Although I’m not sure which card system you’re using, I checked with our Director of Auxiliary Services who oversees Blackboard Transact to see if this is possible. His response is below.

 

This can be done using Blackboard Transact or Cbord card systems using activities or events.

 

My thinking is that if it can be done on one product, some others probably have that capability as well. I hope this is helpful.

 

Mickey

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Michael R. Belote

Chief Technology Officer

Mercer University

O: 478-301-2850

M: 478-719-2955

http://IT.Mercer.edu

 

Mickey,

 

Yes, thank you!  I will see what I can find out from Cbord.  I think I mentioned we were using TouchNet, but I believe Cbord sounds like the one we are using for card access.  I will follow up with Cbord to discuss further.

 

Thank you and Brandon for the information!

 

John

 

 

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