SANDY, Utah — April 27, 2016 — While tracking attendance is essential for professional development courses for K-12 educators, it can be cumbersome and time-consuming with paper-based attendance rosters or sign-in sheets. To save time for course participants and instructors, and ensure that all due credits and CEUs are recorded, Truenorthlogic today announced a new mobile attendance app to complement its suite of professional growth solutions for K-12 schools and districts.
With the Truenorthlogic Mobile Attendance App, instructors can display a QR code for their course section on a computer screen or device, or print the section code on table tents and nametags. Using the camera on their smartphone or tablet, course participants can then scan the section code to register their attendance upon arrival, or they can display a participant QR code for the instructor to scan. The app automatically syncs each attendance record with the school district's Truenorthlogic PD course catalog within seconds.
Participants can also use the Truenorthlogic Mobile Attendance App to view course information, such as the date, time, instructor and location, or to search for upcoming courses or get directions with Google Maps. In addition, instructors can use the app to review section rosters and simplify attendance for courses that meet more than once a day.
“The new app makes it easier than ever to track attendance at professional learning events,” said Jeanette Haren, chief product officer. “Eliminating the need for sign-in sheets saves valuable time for instructors and participants, so they can focus their attention on the course content. The app also provides instant access to details about upcoming courses — anywhere, anytime — so participants can get the information they need at the moment they need it.”
The Truenorthlogic Mobile Attendance App is included with a school district’s license to Truenorthlogic PD. It is available for free download for Android in Google Play, and for iOS in the Apple App Store.
Truenorthlogic is the leading provider of professional growth tools to improve student achievement by developing and retaining great teachers. Truenorthlogic recently merged with Performance Matters, together creating the industry’s first SaaS platform that integrates professional growth and student assessment tools with powerful educational analytics capabilities. For more information, visit www.truenorthlogic.com.