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New Feature: Attendance Tracking

Matt James

December 12, 2023

Hot off the heels of our last release offering instructors a new mobile administration area, we’re pleased to announce that we’re rolling out a beta of a new attendance tracking feature in CourseStorm!

Using this new feature, your instructors will be able to take attendance for their classes right from class via their mobile phones, tablets, or computers. No paper forms required!

How Does it Work?

With the Attendance Tracking feature engaged, you and your instructors will see a new link in the class roster screen called “Attendance.” Just tap this link and you’ll be able to see past attendance records, edit them, and create new ones.

To create a new attendance record, just tap the “Add Attendance” button in the top left corner of the screen. From here, you’ll see an alphabetical list of your students in this class.

Tap on a student once to set them as “Attended.” Tap a second time to set them as “Did not attend” and, if you want to start over again, tap a third time to show “Not Set.”

When you’ve reached the bottom of the list, just tap “Save Changes” and you’re done!

By default, we set the day of class to the current day, but if you ever need to change the date of class, just tap on the date at the top of the screen and set a new one.

This new feature will be available in both the regular administration area as well as the new instructor administration area, giving you and your instructors the ability to create, view, and update attendance records as needed!

Launching Soon

We’re pleased to say that the new Attendance Tracking feature will be deployed as a beta before the end of the year! After a short beta period, we will then make it available to all of our Pro and Enterprise plan customers. As always, subscribe to our blog to stay updated!

Matt James

Matt has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. As the founder or co-founder of four software companies, he comprehensively understands technology, design, operations, finance, sales, marketing, and customer service. Matt co-founded CourseStorm to connect learners to classes where they can gain education a la carte to enrich their lives through art classes, prepare for a new job, or level up their existing skills.

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