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* Design text messages sent to the students
 
* Design text messages sent to the students
 
* Attendance types (late, approved, not approved)
 
* Attendance types (late, approved, not approved)
* Access to the registration interface and who is allowed to register attendance
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* Granting access to the registration interface and who is allowed to register attendance
 
* Possibility of registration forward-looking
 
* Possibility of registration forward-looking
  
 
==== Attendance colours ====
 
==== Attendance colours ====
Settings are found under Modules\Absence\colors in the main menu. Simply select the colours you want to use for each type of attendance. See example below:
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Settings are found under 'Modules\Absence\colors' in the main menu. Simply select the colours you want to use for each type of attendance. See example below:
 
[[File:Absencecolor.png|none|thumb]]
 
[[File:Absencecolor.png|none|thumb]]
  
 
==== Designing text messages sent to the students ====
 
==== Designing text messages sent to the students ====
It is possible to preset text messages that will be sent to students if they are registered as absent. The settings are found under Modules\Absence\SMS in the main menu. The text messages can be set for each type of attendance both in Danish and English. It is also possible to create multiple text messages for each type of attendance. If you create multiple messages, the system will randomise these messages. Meaning, the system will send different messages to a student each time attendance is registered. See example below:
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It is possible to preset text messages that will be sent to students if they are registered as absent. The settings are found under 'Modules\Absence\SMS' in the main menu. The text messages can be set for each type of attendance both in Danish and English. It is also possible to create multiple text messages for each type of attendance. If you create multiple messages, the system will randomise these messages. Meaning, the system will send different messages to a student each time attendance is registered. See example below:
 
[[File:Absencesms.png|none|thumb]]
 
[[File:Absencesms.png|none|thumb]]
  
When you edit a message, there are several variables that can be used to ensuaking the messages more perssed. See example below:ized:
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When you edit a message, there are several variables that can be used to ensuaking the messages more personalised. See example below:
 
[[File:Absencesmsvariables.png|none|thumb]]
 
[[File:Absencesmsvariables.png|none|thumb]]
  
==== Granting Access and setting attendance types ====
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==== Granting access and setting attendance types ====
Granting access to functions is done under “Setup web access”/Absence:
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Granting access to functions in the registration interface is done under 'Setup web access/Absence'. See below:
 
[[File:Absencewebsetup.png|none|thumb]]
 
[[File:Absencewebsetup.png|none|thumb]]
  
In Attendance basic only “Register access” and “Future registrations access” is used. Enter a group (nested groups are allowed) containing the teacher/employees that are allowed to use the specific function.
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Attendance basic allows 'register access' and 'Future registration access'. Enter a group (nested groups are allowed) with the teacher/employees that are allowed to use the specific function.
  
The checkboxes are used as follows:
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The checkboxes are as follows:
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* 'Count too late on statistics' – Not used for Attendance basic
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* 'Show empty days' – Should the day ruler show or omit days with no planned timetable?
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* 'Show weekends' – Should the day ruler show or omit weekends?
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* 'Show legal' – Is legal attendance used on the school/is it shown in the protocol?
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* 'Show illegal' – Is illegal attendance used on the school/is it shown in the protocol?
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* 'Show too late' – Is too late attendance used on the school/is it shown in the protocol?
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To edit letters and text used in the attendance module, choose the button 'Select.
  
“Count too late on statistics” – Not used for Attendance basic
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Double-click on the row containing the settings you want to edit.
 
 
“Show empty days” – Should the day ruler/function bar show or skip days with no planed blocks?
 
 
 
“Show weekends” – Should the day ruler show or skip weekends?
 
 
 
“Show legal” – Is legal absence used on the school/shown on the protocol?
 
 
 
“Show illegal” – Is illegal absence used on the school/shown on the protocol?
 
 
 
“Show too late” – Is late attendance used on the school/shown on the protocol?
 
 
 
Under the button “Select…” you can find settings for letters and texts used in the attendance module.
 
 
 
Double-click the row containing the settings you want to use.
 
 
[[File:Absenceselect.png|none|thumb]]
 
[[File:Absenceselect.png|none|thumb]]
  

Revision as of 14:00, 27 September 2017

Attendance Registration is a tool for the educational sector that makes it easy to register attendance. Through a simple and intuitive interface, the teacher can register who is present, who is late, and who is absent. Registering attendance can be done in a matter of seconds, simply by clicking the button with the student’s name and picture. The interface uses colour codes, which makes it easy to see what the individual students are registered as. You decide which attendance options you want to use - i.e. options for being late, for legal absence, and illegal absence - as well as which colours are used for the different options. When attendance is registered, UMS automatically writes back to the administrative system - if supported. The interface also supports the possibility to see if the student has sent a text message to the school or if the staff has written notes regarding the student’s attendance.

There are references to other UMS modules, e.g. SMS, in this guide. In case the mentioned modules are not present in your environment, you can ignore these settings.

In order to edit templates, it is also required to have a basic knowledge about the UMS configurator.

Prerequisites

Supported administrative systems

  • Easy-C
  • Lectio
  • SIS
  • Other systems where it is possible to retrieve a timetable for students and teachers

Module requirements

Testing after setup

To get started with testing after setup, you must log in as a teacher. See if you have access to attendance registration on the front page of UMS portal.

Click on attendance registration and check that you can search for timetables for students, teachers, and classes.

Check that you can register individual students as absent.

What is necessary to get started

To get started, it is necessary to have a running UMS installation.

Installation

Install UMS and UMS Academic Web

Technical settings

Settings for UMS Attendance Basic

All settings for UMS Attendance Basic is set in the configurator. In the main menu under 'Settings/Services', it is necessary to set the 'Absence service' to run on a server. The service is responsible for sending text messages to students that are registered as absent. Please make sure the service has started and is running. See example of the set up below:

AbsenceServiceSetup.png

Global settings

Global settings are settings that are valid for the entire school. For settings that can be altered per education, class, or similar, see 'Individual settings'.

The Global settings are:

  • Attendance colours
  • Design text messages sent to the students
  • Attendance types (late, approved, not approved)
  • Granting access to the registration interface and who is allowed to register attendance
  • Possibility of registration forward-looking

Attendance colours

Settings are found under 'Modules\Absence\colors' in the main menu. Simply select the colours you want to use for each type of attendance. See example below:

Absencecolor.png

Designing text messages sent to the students

It is possible to preset text messages that will be sent to students if they are registered as absent. The settings are found under 'Modules\Absence\SMS' in the main menu. The text messages can be set for each type of attendance both in Danish and English. It is also possible to create multiple text messages for each type of attendance. If you create multiple messages, the system will randomise these messages. Meaning, the system will send different messages to a student each time attendance is registered. See example below:

Absencesms.png

When you edit a message, there are several variables that can be used to ensuaking the messages more personalised. See example below:

Absencesmsvariables.png

Granting access and setting attendance types

Granting access to functions in the registration interface is done under 'Setup web access/Absence'. See below:

Absencewebsetup.png

Attendance basic allows 'register access' and 'Future registration access'. Enter a group (nested groups are allowed) with the teacher/employees that are allowed to use the specific function.

The checkboxes are as follows:

  • 'Count too late on statistics' – Not used for Attendance basic
  • 'Show empty days' – Should the day ruler show or omit days with no planned timetable?
  • 'Show weekends' – Should the day ruler show or omit weekends?
  • 'Show legal' – Is legal attendance used on the school/is it shown in the protocol?
  • 'Show illegal' – Is illegal attendance used on the school/is it shown in the protocol?
  • 'Show too late' – Is too late attendance used on the school/is it shown in the protocol?

To edit letters and text used in the attendance module, choose the button 'Select.

Double-click on the row containing the settings you want to edit.

Absenceselect.png

Individual settings

Days back the teachers are allowed to change/edit attendance

Send SMS when the student is absent

Settings for register sick through SMS

Number of minutes a late show should count

If an individual setting is needed, a template has to be configured covering this group of students beforehand.

All individual settings are set under each template, Absence\Settings:

Absencesettings.png

Keyword “Sick” means that the student, needs to send a message in this form:

“sick” or “sick %reason or message to the teacher%”. All types of cases are allowed.

The setting for ignore start/end times means:

If the message is received before 10:00.

The system will check the students schedule for blocks on the day, and mark the blocks with “Legal absence” and send the student a reply.

If the message is received between 10:00 and 15:00

Send the student a reply, saying that it is disallowed to register sick at this time.

If the message is received after 15:00

The system will check for blocks tomorrow, and mark those with “Legal absence” and send a reply.

“Days back” is the number of days it is allowed edit attendance back in time. NB: This setting cannot exceed the number of days back in the global timetable block data job!

“Too late” is the number of minutes a late show is penalized.

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