This post is an update to a previous entry, available here: Saving you time, one (less) login at a time.
The “single sign-on” feature of the student self-service enrollment verification has saved UW students time. A lot of time.
Computer logs show that since the time-saving feature was rolled out in August 2009, the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) has been accessed by UW students just under 1,000 times. And over the past month the NSC has been accessed an average of 20 times a day
What do these number mean? Using the single sign-on feature eliminates the need to log in twice to access NSC enrollment verification. Assuming that entering their full name, date of birth, and social security number takes a student at least a minute, this feature has saved over 16 hours of redundant data entry! (Not to mention the groans at having to fill out another verification web form.)
Be sure to read the original blog post for full details on the use of federated log-ins to the NSC.