Add ability to create remote sign in links with predefined In & Out times.
It would be fantastic to create a remote sign in link that has a set start & end time so that attendees can click the link and it creates a log with in and out times predefined.
Example: If Mary is a SI Leader hosting a MATH 1551 session on Tuesday, 4/20/21 from 5-6pm, we could create a link with predefined service (SI), Subject Area (MATH 1551), Tutor (Mary), Session Start Time (4/20/21 05:00 PM), Session End Time (4/20/21 06:00 PM).
There are multiple benefits:
1. Students could only use the link between the predefined start & end times (maybe with a grace period?) so students don't create an inaccurate log by clicking the link before/after the session happens. (helpful for online session)
2. This could allow Mary to post this link on the whiteboard or project a QR code during an in-person session if there are 150+ students attending where it would take too long for students to swipe in/out of the session via KIOSK.
3. We don't have to have students log in & out of a session, they can just click the link once to record attendance.
I don't see how this is possible because a general link cannot identify the student who clicks it.
Creating and tracking a unique link per student per appointment will take a lot more work than asking the students to sign in to the session.
Perhaps we can solve this issue in a different way. For example, we can allow the students to self sign into the session using the new Accudemia app. That would work because they would be signed into the app and can be identified.
Jorge Rodriguez commented
This is now supported in Accudemia, admins can set specific time-frames for Virtual Links based on a weekly basis (i.e for example Mondays 3PM to 5PM, Fridays 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM) and also on specific dates like (Monday April 19th 6:00 PM to 8:00PM the link is available/not available). Learn everything about it here: http://www.attendance-tracking.com/docs/doku.php/accudemia/7/administrator/manual/center-attendance/virtual-signin
Jill H. commented
I think this is a great idea. We often have workshops or other group events on Zoom and it'd be great to have a link that students click once because it's hard to get students to sign out at the end and we end up having to go back and review to see who has and hasn't signed out.