How to Run QR Code Attendance
QR Code attendance can be scheduled from within your course, or initiated manually by an instructor. This article will discuss the process of running QR Code attendance for your course, as well as some troubleshooting tips.
Starting QR Code Attendance Manually
If you've chosen manual attendance you will need to initiate the attendance session during each class.
1. From within your Course, navigate to the Attendance page.
2. Click Take Attendance in the top left corner of the screen.
3. A pop-up will show with your default settings. If needed, adjust the Duration and Point Value for this attendance session.
4. Click Start Attendance.
5. Display the QR Code. This can be displayed in class digitally or by printing it out ahead of time.
How to Display the QR Code
After the attendance session is activated the instructor will need to provide the QR Code to the students so they can scan it with their device. This can be accomplished by printing the QR Code ahead of time, or they also have the option to display the QR Code digitally on a mobile device, tablet, or computer projector.
Printing QR Codes
You can print a QR Code for a single attendance session or for all scheduled attendance sessions. For more information check out the article:
Digital Display on the Web App
To view the QR Code on the web application the instructor will need to navigate to the Attendance page and click on the QR Code Icon in the top left corner of the screen.
Alphanumeric Check in
QR Code attendance requires students to check in from the CourseKey app on their smartphone or iPad. However, if they are using the web browser they have the option to check in using an alphanumeric code provided by an instructor. The Alphanumeric Code will be visible just below the QR Code when it is displayed.
In order for a student to be able to enter this code, the instructor will need to adjust their roster settings. For more information, check out the article:
Attendance Error - Invalid Attendance Code
The error "Invalid Attendance Code" will show on the student's device if the student scanned an incorrect QR Code. The instructor should check to make sure they are displaying the QR Code from the correct attendance session.
No Active Attendance
Students will receive this error when they are attempting to check in for attendance outside of the attendance check in window. Instructors should check to make sure that their attendance session is active, and students should check to make sure they are initiating attendance check in from within the correct course in the CourseKey app.
- Check for a strong internet connection.
- Make sure the camera lens is clear.
- The student may also try restarting their device.