WCONLINE allows students and administrators to log in by swiping a card. The card reader function does not connect to your institution's database. When someone swipes a card for the first time, that person has to attach the card to their account by typing their login. Then, with the card attached, they just swipe to log in.
Information about enabling card reader support is here.
SECTION 1: Purchasing and Using Your Card Reader
SECTION 2: Enabling Card Reader Support
SECTION 3: Attaching, Logging In, Clocking In or Out
SECTION 4: Bad Reads and Other Questions