The recent coronavirus pandemic has tossed out the usual methods of operating schools and colleges. The classroom setting of imparting education is no longer ideal and educational institutions are shifting to online learning. Smartphones and laptops are the new classroom for students.
Virtual classrooms have helped teachers in conducting classes and overcoming the obstacles posed by the COVID-19 virus. You can expect online classes to go on for a long time since there is no specific timeline as to when things will go back to the ‘old normal’.
While all’s good with online teaching, some people from the teaching community have been facing issues with attendance management. To track the progress of students, recording their attendance is crucial.
How can you make sure that you’ve recorded the attendance of every student? Here’s how.
You can continue with the manual attendance method that you did when schools and colleges were open. You can note it down on a paper or the attendance record book.
But, this process will be time-consuming, unless you only note the names of the students who are absent.
To make things easier, you can make use of an online student attendance management system that will automatically record the students who are attending the online class.
Create a Google form for attendance
You can make use of the Google form to create a self-reporting attendance sheet. You can have separate forms for each class. Students need to fill it up and submit.
Make sure to make the email address mandatory so that proxy attendance can be prevented.
Track attendance using Google Maps-embedded virtual schooling system
A hassle-free way to take attendance and make sure that students are actually attending your online
classes is by using AI-powered virtual schooling system, Homely School. Since this system is
embedded with Google Maps, it automatically records the attendance of students when they sign in.
Also, their location can be tracked. So, you can be sure that students are not resorting to any
Other than the aforementioned methods, you can also conduct online exams where you can
see the faces of the students and track whatever they are doing on their laptops and mobile devices during the exam. For more such tips, contact Homely School.
Quiz or poll after the class
After each class, you can take a short poll or quiz in the form of a survey or Google form. You can ask all the students to participate. You can take the email address and timestamp, along with the answers and know who all attended the class.
Other than the aforementioned methods, you can also conduct video online classes where you can see the faces of the students. For more such tips, contact Homely School.