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Students will be introduced to BioSig-ID through a dedicated BioSig Enrollment course. This is a central Blackboard location to explain BioSig-ID and take care of initial registration. As a student, you 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 is available through the ITS Help Desk. There is no additional cost to students using BioSig-ID.

To minimize the need for you to contact the help desk for support should you forget your password, the software registers your identity using two levels of verification: BioSig-ID and Click-ID.

Tips for BioSig Success

Run the System Test before beginning the enrollment process to ensure your system meets technical requirements.

Use a full computer, not a phone or tablet, to enroll. Once enrolled, you can register additional devices from the logon screen to use for regular validation. Supported input methods include mouse, stylus, touchpad, and touchscreen.

Draw something easy. Letters or numbers seem to be easier to reproduce than odd shapes. Avoid too simple of a password that consists of dots and slashes, or too complex of a password of 5 or more characters. An okay password is 4 characters, like HK24.

Remember HOW you drew your password. Successful validation depends on replicating the password exactly as it was created.

Create your Click-ID. This is your backup password and can be used to reset your primary password.

BioSig-ID creation. An individual creates a unique password using their mouse, stylus, or touch pad. They draw this password 3 times to create a profile. Holding down the left mouse button, students will draw 4 letters, shapes or numbers (house, cell number, etc.). DO NOT DRAW A CURSIVE SIGNATURE.

Here is an example of how your screen will look during the BioSig-ID creation process.

The Click-ID enrollment process.

Here is an example of how your screen will look during the Click-ID creation process.

During enrollment, you will first create a unique BioSig-ID using your mouse, stylus, or touch pad. You draw this password three times to create a profile. Holding down the left mouse button, you will draw 4 letters, shapes or numbers (house, cell number, etc.).  DO NOT DRAW A CURSIVE SIGNATURE. BioSig-ID captures your unique movements including direction, speed, length, angle, pressure and height as they draw the password. This movement is known as a “gestural biometric.”

After you create your primary password, you will be prompted to create a secondary backup password called a Click-ID by selecting four characters on a virtual keyboard. Click-ID is used in cases where a user forgets their BioSig-ID password but can verify their identity with Click-ID. This prompts the system to allow a user to re-enroll a new password with BioSig-ID.

It is important to remember the passwords you create with this new identification system, as you will use them for all of your online courses at UMKC. We suggest you take a screenshot or use alternative methods to remember the two passwords you will create. You may not be able to access your course without these passwords.

With each BioSig-ID authentication attempt, data is collected around the your IP address and location, date and time of course access, password resets, and successful logins and login failures. The more data collected, the more accurately BioSig-ID can identify patterns of activity. The software is “privacy friendly” and no body part data is collected.

You will be prompted to verify your identity when first accessing your Blackboard course and possibly at the start of a quiz or exam.

 

 

At times you may need to reset your BioSig-ID password. Perhaps you have forgotten your new password or cannot easily repeat the password you created. Follow the instructions below or watch the 1-minute instruction video.

After failing to recreate the BioSig-ID password 3 times, you will be prompted to enter your Click-ID password. Simply click on your password and click “validate.” Once validated, you are now allowed to “re-enroll” your BioSig-ID password. Just like the initial enrollment, the password has to be drawn 3 times to accurately record your biorhythms. After the password has been created, you need to validate the new password.

Congratulations on resetting a BioSig-ID password.

Answers to more BioSig questions can be found on the BioSig-ID FAQ Page.

 

 

Videos

These brief videos show the enrollment and validation processes as students will experience them.
BioSig Course Intercept in Blackboard (90 sec)
BioSig Quiz Intercept in Blackboard (1 min)

User Guides

Questions about any of the information in the guides below? Contact the UMKC Help Desk at 816-235-6700 or its@umkc.edu.

BioSig-ID has been approved by the UMKC Information Services security team for use with students. BSI has made every effort to comply with ADA and Section 508 requirements. Details can be found in BSI’s Student Accessibility Policy and Privacy Policy.

In accessibility situations, such as an end-user with a recognized disability, an end-user may be unable to use a mouse to create their BioSig-ID profile.

Click-ID would then become this an end user’s main identity verification system, with complex security questions as the second level of security. If an end-user is unable to do either BioSig-ID or Click-ID, the administrator can provide an exemption to not use the security software for that specific user on a case-by-case basis.

If you would like to request an accessibility accommodation for BioSig-ID, please contact the UMKC Help Desk at 816-235-6700 or ITS@umkc.edu.

Before beginning the enrollment process, please run the System Test to ensure your system meets the technical requirements.

If you have continue to have problems using BioSig-ID, please contact the UMKC Help Desk.

ITS Help Desk (24/7) 816-235-6700
Email ITS@umkc.edu
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Walk-in Help Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday
Fine Arts Building, Room 314
Call 816-235-6700 for appointment