You’ve just ordered a new campus photo submission software with all the bells and whistles. You hope it saves your staff a ton of time and frustration. Finally, processing campus photo IDs will be easier — your staff will get more done. They’ll have more time to focus on other tasks.
But then you’re asked to create a spreadsheet of every user — formatted with their name, email address, and student ID number. You may need to export this data from another system, generate any necessary fields, and then submit the data in a spreadsheet format to the photo upload system.
It’s a real pain in the neck. “Data dump” is a pretty good word for it. Afterward, you feel like you’ve been scraped off the bottom of somebody’s shoe.
MyPhoto allows the upload of a government ID — a driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued ID — to authenticate identity securely for web photo upload. This option is ideal for remote situations where students never physically step foot onto campus. You know the campus student ID is authentic.
As more schools embrace virtual learning and the online classroom, government ID upload provides a secure way of confirming students are who they say they are. Security in web photo upload is everything.
Would you buy a pair of shoes you’ve never tried on, a t-shirt you’ve never seen?
Probably not. That’s why most online stores offer previews of merchandise — it helps control costs on returned purchases.
Photo submission software is no different.
If students can’t virtually view not only their photo but how it actually looks on their campus ID card, they are more likely to be dissatisfied with the results — which means more do-overs, card delays, and admin work behind the scenes. It’s an unsatisfying experience for everyone involved.
Weeks into California’s Stay at Home order, Tom Hanks delivered his entire Saturday Night Live monologue from his kitchen. In fact, the entire SNL episode was streamed Zoom-style, all the players telecommuting sketch comedy skits from home like a virtual office meeting.
In the era of COVID-19, any college professor who has delivered online lectures in PJ pants understands the pain.
You no longer have to meet face-to-face for class, happy hour, or SNL stand-up.
It’s a radical new reality, a different world. College campuses will never be the same again. Nothing ever will.
One question we’re often asked during MyPhoto demos: How do you verify a student’s identity if they never step foot on campus?
Lately, we’ve been asked a lot: Is MyPhoto compatible with Apple’s HEIC — the next-generation image format used by iPhones and Mac?
Absolutely! At MyPhoto, we like to stay ahead of the tech curve with the latest and greatest.
Want to lose a fortune? It’s SO EASY:
1. Turn on garbage disposal.
2. Insert diamond ring.
3. Grind to smithereens.
Or better yet, keep your jewelry. Rent an online photo upload package by the month instead, one you’ll never own the license to. In just a year, you blow $14 Grand, or as much as $70 Grand in less than 5.
And every cent swirls down the disposal, never to be seen again.
No, it’s not your imagination. Students are ignoring your sign-up emails for digital photo upload. In fact, that’s probably why your utilization rates are so weak.
Can you really blame them? Students’ in-boxes are stacked sky-high. University emails tend to hide like last week’s tuna fish in the back of the fridge.
You know in your gut — your old ways no longer work.
Every day you see a mile-long line outside the card office door — bored and frustrated students waiting to get their ID picture taken — you know: Digital photo upload needs to happen, YESTERDAY.
NACCU — the event of the season for the campus card industry — is right around the corner, April 7 to 9, 2019. It’s an awesome chance to network and learn about exciting new technology and opportunities.
And with NACCU 2019 being in Hartford, Connecticut this year, it’s also a great excuse to get out of the house and the card office. Because if you’re like us, you work hard, you play hard! We love meeting new faces and reconnecting with old friends, but we also look forward to hitting the sights and seeing what Hartford has to offer.
Enjoying a little free time at NACCU 2019? Here are our 5 favorite things to see and do in Hartford, Connecticut