Fall 2019: Solutions to educational impacts of students using MFA-Duo in the classrooms
UW–Madison students will be required to use MFA-Duo. UW–Madison faculty and staff were required to enroll in MFA-Duo in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 to protect their personal identities and UW–Madison assets. Starting in Fall 2019, all UW–Madison students will be required to use MFA-Duo. The voluntary enrollment period will begin September 9, 2019 (the Monday after classes start), and all students will be required to use MFA-Duo by Thursday, October 31, 2019. Peer institutions have implemented similar products as a security layer.
What does that mean for instructional staff and faculty at UW–Madison? We don’t anticipate that this will cause many disruptions, and we have laid out some scenarios and possible solutions below. If you do not use technology in your classroom, nothing will change. If you do use technology this should only add 5-10 seconds of time for a student. This is intended as a guide to help you decide on your classroom policies, but you continue to have autonomy over the rules in your classroom.
|“I don’t allow students to use smart devices in my classroom.”||
|“My students take online quizzes and exams during class.”||
|“My students take online quizzes and exams during class, and someone forgot their smartphone or token/fob.”||
|“My students take online quizzes and exams during class, and their computer crashed in the middle of the exam.”||
|“I have a special testing or lab situation.”||
If you have a specific need, please reach out to us through our feedback form, so we can talk about options and potential solutions.
See accessibility & usability information
We work with our users to address access and usability barriers in the MFA user experience. Learn details about known access barriers and workarounds at MFA-Duo - Accessibility & Usability Information. If you encounter a barrier or need assistance, please contact the DoIT Help Desk or call (608) 264-4357.
If you would like to share your thoughts regarding the usability or accessibility of the MFA user experience, please use our Feedback Form. We appreciate your feedback. For questions regarding how to get access to the MFA mobile app contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get access to a Security Key or Duo Token/Fob
Students can come to the DoIT Help Desk location at 1210 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706 on the first floor of the Computer Science and Statistics Building. Students with disabilities can also request a token or security key at the McBurney Disability Resource Center, 702 W. Johnson St., Suite #2104, Madison WI 53751 on the 2nd floor.
Pop-up help desk locations will also be available in late September. Availability and locations will be posted soon. For questions contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 or email email@example.com.
Faculty, Staff, and Researchers
Employees can get access to devices for MFA at their Human Resources Office. For questions contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.