How do I use beacons to track class attendance in AccuCampus?

How do I use beacons to track class attendance in AccuCampus?

One of the sign-in options within AccuCampus is the use of Beacons. Beacons allow students to sign-in via the mobile app and can be used for centers, classrooms or events. They are especially ideal for situations where there isn’t the ability to set up a traditional sign-in station. Setting up beacons to track class attendance is a multi-step process. You will need to follow the steps below in order to utilize this feature.

Step 1 - Enable Course Attendance

The first step in using beacons to track class attendance is to enable course attendance for your course.

1. From the Main Sidebar, hover over General.


2. Click Courses.


3. Scroll through the list of courses to find the course you need or use the look-up glass to search for the course.



4. Follow the instructions for enabling course attendance here.



Step 2 - Create Sign-in Station

The second step is to create a sign-in station. Sign-in stations are how users sign-in and out at a center, event or course. The sign-in station doesn’t need to be installed immediately – it can be saved and installed in any browser on any device. In addition, sign-in stations can be associated with beacons. For course attendance, you will need to create a single-step kiosk. 

1. From the Main Sidebar, hover over Center Visits.


2. Click Sign-in Stations.


3. Click Create New.


4. Follow instructions to create a sign-in station found here.


Step 3 - Create Beacon Profile

The third step in using a beacon to track student course attendance is to create a beacon profile. The beacon profile tells you what the beacon will do, and defines the broadcast settings for the beacon. The ability to create a beacon profile is based on your permissions.

1. From the Main Sidebar, hover over Advanced Options.


2. Click Settings.


3. Click Beacons.


4. Click Create Beacon Profile.


5. Follow instructions to create a beacon profile found here.


Step 4 - Assign Beacon Profile to Sign-in Station

The fourth step is to assign the beacon profile to the already created sign-in station.

1. From the Main Sidebar, hover over Center Visits.


2. Click Sign-in Stations.


3. Click the sign-in station that you want to assign the beacon to.


4. Follow instructions to assign the beacon profile found here.


Step 5 - Assign Beacon Profile in AccuCampus App

The last step in setting up beacons to track course attendance is to assign the beacon profile to the beacon using the mobile app. The AccuCampus mobile app is available in both the Apple and Android app store.

Instructions on how to assign the beacon profile in the app can be found here.







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