Monday, May 29, 2017

Hour Clock Sign In/Out Student Hour Tracking and Linking to Attendance - A Refresher Guide

When implementing Attendance in ampEducator you have the option of Linking Hour Clock Student sign in and out tracking to Course Attendance. When the Student checks in using our built-in Hour Clock the Hour Clock will look up Courses with scheduled Course Events that the student is enrolled in for that sign in day and time and mark them as Present or Late or assign Hours depending on how you have configured the Course Attendance.

Student Hour Tracking and Course Attendance can be using jointly or independently in ampEducator. Student Hour Tracking is intended to be used with the built-in Username > Account Config > Hour Clocks setup for Institutions that wish to track the Sign In and Sign Out times of Students using a USB input device connected to a computer located physically at the school (BioMetric Fingerprint Scanner, Magnetic Stripe Cards, Bar Code Scanner using printed cards and/or digitally from SmartPhone) or by simply entering times manually under the Student > Hours > Add Daily Hours. Hour Clocks can be IP protected so that Hours can only be recorded by a device at the physical location of the IP address. Once you have successfully setup a Hour Clock you assign the Hour Clock to each Student to track overall clock hours.

The Hour Clock is not required to track Student Hours. If you do not wish to track actual Sign In and Sign Out of Students you can just use our Standard or Hourly Attendance Types with Course Attendance to track Student Hours.

Please see the blog post - Attendance in ampEducator - A Refresher Guide