The University uses the myLboro app to allow you to check-in and record your attendance on the digital register.
As a student at the University you are expected to attend scheduled teaching sessions and inform your School if you are not able to do so for a valid reason.
Frequently asked questions
What do I have to do?
Download the MyLboro App from the Apple or Android App stores. Register on the App with your University account. Make sure you have Bluetooth and Location Services turned on and you're connected to the University's wireless network before you go into your classes.
Each time you attend a class, open up the App and click the 'Attendance check-in' tile. You should see a message and a green tick to confirm you have checked in.
Once you have checked in, you can turn Bluetooth and Location Services off if you wish to, but remember to turn them on again to check-in to your next class. If you have an Apple device, you can set the App to use Location Services Always, While Using the App, or Never. We recommend setting this to While Using the App.
How does myLboro attendance check-in work?
A small beacon is placed in each teaching room. The MyLboro mobile app uses the personalised timetable on your device and picks up a signal from the beacon to register that you are in attendance in the correct room, at the time you’re scheduled to be there.
When you arrive in your class you will need to open the App and click on 'Attendance Check-in' to record that you are present, as long as you are connected to the University Wi-Fi and have Bluetooth and Location Services turned on for your device, your attendance will be recorded.
You can check-in from the time the session is scheduled to start, until 60 minutes after the session is scheduled to end.
You will see a green tick to confirm that your attendance has been registered.
When you are attending a live online session the App can’t confirm you are in the room, but it will record that you have notified the University you were engaged with your session.
Do I use attendance check-in to record my engagement on Microsoft Teams sessions?
You are encouraged to use the MyLboro app to record your attendance at all in-person classes, and also to record your engagement with live online classes, including Microsoft Teams sessions and remote laboratories.
Do I need to use attendance check-in if I am studying remotely or self-isolating?
If you have been given approval to study remotely, or you are self-isolating and are therefore unable to attend in-person, you should continue to check-in to record your engagement with any live sessions that you participate in online.
When can I check-in? Will I get a notification to remind me?
You will get a notification 15 minutes before the session start time, and another notification when the session starts. You can check-in from the time the session is scheduled to start, until 60 minutes after the session is scheduled to end.
Does the myLboro App track where I am?
The App only records if you were in the classes you are timetabled to attend. It doesn’t monitor where you are beyond this; it doesn’t know when you are in your halls of residence, when you go to the library, the gym, the Students’ Union, etc.
When you download the App on an IoS device, you will be asked to consent to the App accessing location services Always, Never or While using the App. When downloading the App we recommend selecting While Using the App.
Why does the University gather attendance data?
Loughborough University gathers information about students' attendance in order to:
- provide an early alert where students may be experiencing academic difficulties or wellbeing issues, allowing us to offer support.
- ensure students recorded as registered on University systems are still attending their studies.
- satisfy Home Office requirements for those students who hold a Tier 4/Student Visa.
- satisfy Student Loans Company requirements for those students who are receiving a loan.
What data is collected?
For the purpose of attendance check-in, the App records your email address, the session you attended, the time the check-in was performed, whether your device saw a Bluetooth beacon (and which one) and your Device’s IP address.
What happens to the data that's collected?
The data collected via MyLboro are transferred to the University’s system. This data is only used to record your attendance on the digital registers.
Can I see my attendance data?
The App records your check-in history and you can see this on the Attendance Check-in tile for two weeks.
I can't attend a class.
If you know that you are unable to attend a class, perhaps because you are unwell or you have to attend an interview for a work placement, you should use the MyLboro app to mark yourself as absent on the digital register for that session. If you expect to be absent for a week or more, you should email your School and let them know.
The attendance data are used to contact students who have stopped attending over a period of time. Staff won’t be looking at the data to contact you if you miss a teaching session and you weren’t able to record your attendance.
I forgot to check-in to one of my classes.
If you forgot or weren’t able to check-in to one of your classes, don’t worry. Try to remember to check-in to record your attendance at the rest of your classes.
The attendance data are used to contact students who have stopped attending over a period of time. Staff won’t be looking at the data to contact you if you weren’t able to record your attendance at a teaching session, as long as you usually do so.
Does the University record my academic engagement with Learn or ReVIEW?
Social distancing measures make it more important than ever that you engage with the Learn content for your modules as well as attending your face-to face teaching sessions. To ensure that you are effectively engaging with your studies, the University will also keep an oversight of your engagement with resources on Learn and ReVIEW.
What should I do for teaching sessions where I’m not allowed to use my phone (e.g. practical labs)?
For some teaching sessions, such as practical labs and fieldwork, it is not permitted to use a smartphone. It is likely that your lecturer will have an alternative method for recording your attendance for these sessions and should let you know about this in advance.
I have another question...
Please speak to your Academic School if you have a question which is not answered on this page.