The Ole Miss ID Center recently changed the website it uses to manage a student’s Ole Miss One Card, more commonly referred to as a student ID.
Since 2008, Manage My ID has been the online location where students or parents could load money to an account’s Flex and Express dollars. GET is now the new access portal for students to manage their One Card. In addition to managing accounts, students can search for places to eat, view recent account activity and report a lost card from the site.
Previously, students had to create an account on Manage My ID to log in. GET instead asks students to use their Web ID and password, the same information used to log in to myOleMiss, Blackboard, IMLeagues and other school websites, to access their account,
Students can also request funds from a person by entering a recipient’s email address and name, selecting Flex dollars or Express and including a message.
Manager of contractual services Kathy Tidwell said there will be additional features added to GET as time goes along.
“There will be other features added as the product matures,” Tidwell said. “One that we will be testing in the fall at some of our on-campus food locations is a food ordering app.”
Freshman communication sciences and disorders major Elizabeth Lovett said she feels GET works a lot better than Manage My ID.
“GET has a cleaner look. It’s easier to use, and there are a lot more features on it than Manage My ID,” Lovett said. “A lot of times Manage My ID had glitches, too, and I haven’t experienced that with GET so far.”
Tidwell said the smooth transition from Manage My ID to GET was a priority for students’ satisfaction.
“There has been very little feedback, and we linked the two systems so most would have no issues,” Tidwell said.
Students still have to pay a $2.50 service fee for deposits to the account, but freshman elementary education major Hannah Brady said she doesn’t mind the fee because of how much easier the new website is to use.
“My parents are the ones who usually deposit money into my Flex and Express, but even they have said the new website works a lot better and are glad it has been updated,” Brady said.