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Empowering faculty and staff to design secure, fully digital workflows including legally binding signatures. Enabling students, parents, and others to electronically sign official forms.

Benefits of using electronic signatures:

  • It's Legally Binding: DocuSign signatures meet requirements of both the US Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act, and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) and are recognized as valid under US law.
  • Its Secure: Approved by the ISO for use with confidential information when all security best practices are observed. 
  • It's Fast and Efficient: eSignature reduces turn-around time, reduces manual staff labor, and provides the opportunity to increase efficiency.
  • Its Green and Sustainable: Processes can be completely paperless, cutting down on the need for storing copies, mail costs, and imaging.
  • It's Global and Available 24/7: Provides faculty, students, and staff a secure, effective, and fast way to sign and return documents anytime, anywhere in the world.

Properly obtained electronic signatures are acceptable for university business forms and documentation. Federal and state laws provide that electronic signatures have full validity under the law when obtained appropriately using compliant technologies, certifications, and authentications. 

General acceptance of DocuSign signatures at Augusta University allows business process owners and approval signers to set guidelines for accepting DocuSign signatures or routing in DocuSign workflows. Units and individual third-party signers have the option to use DocuSign when it is practical for them to do so and in accordance with guidelines set by university business owners.

Contact Us

For assistance with eSignature, contact Information Technology at:

706-721-4000

706-721-7500

DocuSign Support

Getting Started with eSignature

eSign Basics

 Review how to use eSign

Account Lookup

 Find the AU email address of your recipient

Login

Log into your eSign account using your NetID

Frequently Asked Questions

eSignature enables paperless documentation requiring signatures. eSignature helps to streamline business processes, making institute workflows digital and accessible from anywhere with any device

What are the components of a transaction?

 

Similar to a paper signature transaction, eSignature transactions can have one or many documents to be signed. An envelope is a container that holds the documents in a single transaction together through the eSignature process. Documents can contain common user input fields such as: initials, signatures, date and textboxes.

Who can use Augusta University's eSignature?

 

eSignature is available for use by the entire campus community. Staff and Faculty will be able to create, send and sign envelopes. All Students will be able to receive and sign envelopes. Students working on behalf of a university group and authorized by faculty or staff will be able to create and send envelopes when requested.

How will I know when a document is finished?

 

Requests for signatures as well as transaction updates are delivered to recipients via email. After documents are sent for signature, the sender will receive updates during the signing process when recipients view and sign. Once everyone in the signing distribution completes their signatures, everyone in the group receives an email that the signing process has been completed.

How long with my documents be available in DocuSign?

 

Documents 'in process' and completed will be accessible within DocuSign for six months from the send date. DocuSign is not a document repository. Signed documents that need to be saved should be kept in a secure local location or department shared location. Please adhere to university and departmental record retention policies.

What devices can be used for eSignatures?

 

On any device where you have access to your email, you can complete an eSignature transaction- web browser on a computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Where can I learn more about eSignatures and DocuSign?

 

DocuSign's support site has more information for document senders as well as signers. There are written explanations, guided steps and training videos.

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