As Coordinator of Online Learning Support at the Center for Instruction and Research Technology at the University of North Florida, I helped to implement, test, and roll-out an automated attendance tracking solution (aPlus+ Attendance) for teachers instructing in remote environments.
WHAT IS APLUS+ ATTENDANCE?
aPlus+ Attendance brings tightly integrated manual or automated attendance features to Canvas. aPLus+ Attendance allows instructors to take attendance manually using custom statuses, automatically via Zoom integration, or by providing a secret code that students can enter on the Canvas website or app.
- Instant reporting for instructors
- Multiple options for assigning attendance points
- Automated attendance options (including secret app codes)
- Calendar flexibility
- Zoom integration
PROJECT SCOPE AND MANAGEMENT
The roll-out of aPlus+ attendance began with product testing and documentation // the installation of the aPlus+ LTI // and the building of relationships with instructor beta-testers. Through a series of meetings, workshops, and support touches, we we able to tailor the aPlus tool in a way that could benefit all instructors on the UNF Campus.
The aPlus+ Attendance Tracking tool was adopted by UNF at a precarious time -- with a majority of instructors teaching remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a project manager and technical support contact, I helped to ensure that instructors new to aPlus+ were supported not only through technical documentation but also one-on-one training workshops. Click here for more information about aPlus+ Attendance at UNF.