Project Manus is MIT’s effort to upgrade campus makerspaces and foster student maker communities.
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In a makersystem, local makerspaces network together to offer specialized capabilities to a larger community.
We are working hard to make sure MIT students have access to the tools, spaces and information they need to make, create and innovate.
Mobius connects students, faculty and researchers with nearby resources they can use to make, measure and innovate.
Mobius stores student credentials that are visible to the student and to MIT shop managers enabling students to access tools more quickly in various shops at MIT.
A credential in Mobius is not a guarantee of access, but it does show verified credentials from various makerspaces on campus. Credentials are created by shop managers once they have trained a student on how to properly use a piece of equipment or class of equipment.
By design, the credential is a collection of text fields that can specify a range of skill levels and even groups of equipment. Each credential is marked with the date it was issued and the name of the shop assigning it so that managers at other makerspaces on campus can decide the appropriate level of supervision and/or training needing to get students access to maker equipment.
You can view your earned training credentials on your profile page in Mobius.
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View Your Earned Training Credentials in Mobius
A Mobius credential contains 6 key pieces of information:
Machine/process credentials are usually broken out into four levels:
You have a personal profile page in Mobius where you can customize your profile picture as well as add a phone number, and a maker bio. The bio supports markdown so you can link to outside web sites, for example your own maker portfolio site.
At the bottom of your profile page, you will see a list of all training credentials you have earned, grouped by category.
Your profile is currently visible to you and to shop managers at MIT, who can use it to verify your earned credentials.
Mobius shop managers have the ability to look up credentials on their smartphone, tablet through the Mobius app or computer through the Mobius admin portal.
To view Mobius Credentials via the app, login to Mobius on your smartphone or tablet and click on Credentials. Then search for the student by name or kerberos principle to bring up the student’s information including a photo. Students can also see any credentials issued to them through the Mobius app on their smartphone and can show that to you as an alternative to looking it up for every student coming into your shop.
To view Mobius Credentials via the admin portal, login, click on Students and then search by name or kerberos principle to bring up the student’s information page. Click on the word Credentials under the user’s photo to expand and show the list of credentials the student has. You will also have to expand the Type. Information on the issuer of the credential is currently only available via the Mobius app.
As a shop manager, you are able to issue training credentials in Mobius. Credentials can be issued to an individual user, or to a group of users. You can also view and search for credentials by user or by credential name.
You can use the above “group” steps to issue credentials to a single user. Just put only one email address into the Add by Email Address box. However, you can also issue credentials to a specific user from their profile page, using the steps below.
You can use notes when you issue a credential to add more value to your credential. Different shop managers use this field differently, but we recommend you use it to list the specific set of skills or operations trained/tested, or any other noteworthy training specific details that will help another shop manager gauge the detail of the training received.