Take and enter attendance by scanning
To take attendance by scanning, the user will need to print ID cards, put them in protectors, have a system for students to retrieve their cards easily, and a barcode scanner (pen type, gun type, or slide type). A pen or gun type scanner may also be used scan barcodes on ID labels, attendance cards, attendance sheets, and in ID binder. There are three ways to take and enter attendance by scanning of barcodes.
- ID Cards. When using ID card scanning, each student has an ID card stored in the school. Before each class, each student in attendance pulls his or her ID card from the ID card storage, and puts it into a collection box. User removes the cards from the collection box, scans them, and returns them to the ID card storage. When ‘play birthday song’ option is selected, when a student's ID number is entered into TaskMaster on his or her birthday (or within 2 days before or after the birthday), a selected birthday song will play. This action is especially useful when TaskMaster is set up to allow students to scan their own cards since it automatically offers the student feedback from the school on his or her birthday.
- ID labels, attendance cards, attendance sheets, or other objects with ID labels on them. All these items may be scanned to enter attendance into TaskMaster. Some schools may use some other means than those used in TaskMaster to keep attendance. If they wish, they may print labels with student ID barcodes on them using TaskMaster and attach the labels to their other means of attendance keeping. The labels may then be scanned to transfer the attendance into TaskMaster.
- ID Binder. When using the ID Binder, a student's name is located in the binder and the barcode beside the name is scanned. ID Binder is useful for quickly scanning attendance at an event without having to collect individual ID Cards.