Higher Education Use-Case Highlights
Fischer has helped institutions with the following use cases and more to improve usability, institutional agility, compliance and costs. The solutions are available either as on-campus applications or as software as a service (SaaS) applications:
- Manage Access for Users with Multiple University Affiliations: Assure desired levels of permissions for prospects, applicants, recruits, students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc., with the understanding that one person can have multiple roles and affiliations, as well as a primary role.
- Automate Permissions for Student Access to Resources:
- Provision Access: Enable students, faculty and staff to access what they need when they need it, based on their class enrollments and other information, even virtual desktops and resources for courses added during Drop/Add periods.
- Deprovision Access: Quickly remove access to unneeded resources, even for students who drop courses during the term.
- “In-Advance” Access to Classes for Faculty: Automatically provide faculty with access to courseware and other needed resources X days prior to the start of classes so they can prepare lessons.
- Control Adjunct Faculty Access:
- Immediate Access for Adjunct Professors: Enable adjunct faculty to be more productive by having appropriate access to resources during the first class session of the term, even when they don't visit campus or sign employment paperwork until immediately prior to the start of the class.
- Request-based Access Control: Provide self-service for adjunct faculty to request access to resources and to enable their sponsors to disable the access when no longer required.
- Staged Deprovisioning of Accounts & Access: Automatically deprovision resources in stages according to unique institutional rules. For example, schedule graduating students to immediately lose access to class resources, to retain email for 90 days and to have permanent access to transcripts. Staged deprovisioning also ensures that students dropping and adding classes do not end up in a "part-time" status, which could potentially cancel their financial aid benefits, and cause other problems. Fischer also accommodates the many exceptions that are typical for faculty since deprovisioning and re-provisioning activities might overlap as faculty repeatedly depart and return.
- Comply with FERPA and Other Privacy Regulations: Enforce access policies, release only permitted data to partner institutions, provide auditors with access-control reports, verify that user account permissions agree with access policies, and automate the access attestation process for faculty and staff.
- Eliminate Forms-based Access Requests and Manual Provisioning: Simplify and speed access-request processes while providing full auditability by eliminating paper forms, emails, phone calls and other manual activities.
- Facilitate Distance Learning: Securely distribute new account credentials and enable users to reset passwords — all without requiring campus visits.
- Enable Systems of Record to Drive Access to Other Campus Systems: Events that occur in popular applications and directories such as PeopleSoft, Banner, Blackboard, Datatel and Active Directory can enable the creation/revocation of access to a myriad of campus and cloud applications including Live@EDU, Moodle, Sakai, and even the System of Record itself.
- InCommon Enablement: Satisfy the technical requirements for InCommon.
- Enable the Departmentalization of Your Identity Solution: Allow individual colleges or other institutional units (such as hospitals) to maintain control over their local infrastructure and manage groups, while still providing global control and enforcement of university-wide policies.
- Manage Your Institution's Policies for Mobile Devices: enable streamlined workflows for requesting tablets and other university-issued devices, audit and report on who has checked out a university device, and alert the help desk if the user requesting help is not using a supported mobile device.
- Assure Data Accuracy: Leverage Fischer Identity through approval workflows, automated policy evaluations, and synchronization of selected data to assure consistency across applications and the accuracy of data released to federation services like InCommon. Fischer supports Shibboleth and SAML federations.
- Enable Single Sign-On (SSO): Users save time and frustration by logging in once to access multiple on-campus and cloud-based applications.
For additional information on how your institution can benefit from Fischer Higher Education solutions, please contact Fischer International Identity at +1 (239) 643-1500, or contact us through this website. Fischer solutions are simple, flexible and guaranteed.