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Digital Attendance Register

The University is implementing a new way of registering learner attendance and interaction with synchronous learning sessions. Currently the University requires students to swipe their ID card on a scanner located in the physical learning space on-campus. This physical requirement does not allow off-campus attendance to be registered, also not all formal learning spaces on-campus have rooms scanners.

Checkin+ provides a solution that integrates a Digital Attendance Register with the CELCAT timetabling system to allow both on-campus and remote learners to register their attendance in synchronous learning sessions via their own devices, meaning this platform can be used for online sessions and off-campus field trips.

The project rollout plan is:

  • Apprenticeships Pilot​ – October 31
  • Level 4 learners – TBC​
  • Remainder of learners – TBC, 2023

How to Access the Digital Attendance Register

The system exists external to Brightspace via a URL which has been provided to staff involved in the apprenticeships trial, and which we will embed into Brightspace when the register goes live to simplify access as far as possible.


Next - How to register attendance

Check out our three guides for different scenarios where you might use the Digital Attendance Register: (1) Scheduled sessions for a module; (2) Unscheduled/ad hoc sessions for a module; and (3) Sessions not connected to a module. You can also review our Student Guide, which you can share with students in your modules.