21 Nov 2017
Important improvements to the process for academic attendance monitoring
The University is seeking to improve the way it records and monitors the attendance of students on taught programmes.
This involves moving away from paper registers and making use of the new MyLboro App. Using the personalised timetables already available through the App, students will shortly be able to confirm their attendance electronically using Bluetooth Beacons installed in all teaching rooms.
The University will shortly begin testing the new system in a pilot. Students and staff who will be involved in the pilot are being contacted with further information.
Subject to lessons learned during the pilot, it is anticipated the new system will be made available to students across the institution a couple of weeks into Semester two of the current academic year. The current plan is that paper registers will cease to be required at that point.
Recording attendance in this way has a number of advantages. It will make it easier for students to have their attendance recorded accurately, reduce the workload for academic and professional services staff running the system and provide improved student support, and allow the University to fulfil its attendance monitoring obligations.
Further information about the University’s Attendance Monitoring policy and processes is available at www.lboro.ac.uk/attendance.