This section describes the lecturer check-in experience for the campusM Attendance feature. The screenshots in this section are taken from the campusM iOS app for illustrative purposes. The end-user experience is consistent for all campusM apps – Android, iOS, and Web.
Lecturer Check-in Functionality
The Lecturer Check-in function allows end users designated as lecturers (using App Roles) to view a class list, updated in real-time, that displays which students have checked in to a class. They can check in students by selecting the student’s name. This is useful if students forget their device or are otherwise unable to check in on their own. It also provides a one-time code that students can use to check in if this has been configured as a validation mechanism for the institution. (For more information, see Attendance Configuration.)
Lecturer Reminder Notifications
Notifications can be configured to be displayed on the lecturer's device. These notifications are saved on the device, so they are sent even if the lecturer is offline and does not have an internet connection.
When a lecturer selects a notification, the Check-In page is displayed.
Lecturer Check-In Page
The Lecturer Check-In page displays the lecturer's current and upcoming classes for the day. On this page, the lecturer can do the following:
- View the classes currently in progress and those that are scheduled for that day
- View the one-time code for the class in progress (if configured). This code is only valid for the class with which it is associated. The lecturer informs the students of the code for them to enter into their app and check in.
- Access the class list a class in progress to check in students or mark them as absent.
- Access past classes to view who attended and to retroactively check in students or mark them as absent.
The diagram below describes the key components of the Lecturer Check-In page.
Lecturer Check-In Workflow
After selecting the Check-In Students button, a page appears with a list of students who are assigned to attend that class and their current status.
Checking In Students
Lecturers can manually check in students if the student forgot their device or otherwise cannot check in on their own. To filter the list of students, select the filter icon and select an option to filter the list by first name, last name, or status. To check in students to the class, the lecturer selects the check box next to the student's name. A message is displayed indicating how many students were selected. Select the message to complete the check-in. After a student is checked in, a green check appears next to the student's name.
Marking Students Absent
To mark a student as absent from a class, the lecturer selects the action button to the right of the student’s name and opens a drop-down list of absence reasons. The lecturer selects a reason and selects the Absent button. A red icon is displayed next to the student’s name.
If a student is marked as absent, and the student is now present, you can now use the Undo Check-in button to remove the absent mark for that student.
Clicking the History button displays a list of the lecturer's past classes. The page has a date filter tab at the top, enabling lecturers to switch between views of the classes of that day, the previous day (yesterday), and the last 4 weeks. Selecting a class displays the students associated with that class and their check-in status. The lecturer can check in or mark students as absent retroactively.