BioSig-ID will be implemented later this year, beginning in fully online programs. Training will be offered for all faculty in advance of the integration of BioSig-ID into their Blackboard courses. Once BioSig-ID is integrated, faculty will experience little to no impact on their teaching.
Students will be introduced to BioSig-ID through a dedicated BioSig Enrollment course. This is a central Blackboard location to explain BioSig-ID for new students and take care of the initial enrollment. Students will be added to the BioSig Enrollment course several weeks before the start of term to allow ample time for enrollment and authentication practice. Student support for using BioSig-ID will be available 24/7 through the ITS Help Desk. There will be no additional cost to the students using BioSig-ID.
Academic Attendance Report Overview
Instructors receive a weekly attendance report of all BioSig activity in their course(s). This report:
- Provides a grid-like overview of student attendance / activity by day
- Captures the student’s BioSig-ID enrollment / validation status
- Is prepared in an easy to read visual format; date by course and active students
Potential uses for the report include:
- Compare the number of students registered to inactive students
- Connect attendance to important academic and student services dates
- Identify students that may have a password challenge
Sample Report and Legend
These brief videos show the enrollment and validation processes in Blackboard as your students will experience them:
BioSig Enrollment Demonstration (5 min)
By default, all quizzes and tests are “gated” with BioSig-ID. This means that at the start of each test, students will be prompted to validate with their password before the test begins. If you would like to disable the intercept feature on individual tests or quizzes, this video demonstrates how:
More videos will be added as the student authentication process moves forward!
Instructors do not need to authenticate with BioSig-ID, but if you are curious, you can test drive BioSig at biosig-id.com/take-the-test-drive
These helpful information sheets can be provided to students or other interested parties.
Questions or comments about BioSig in your course? Please contact UMKC Online at firstname.lastname@example.org.