Attendance recording & SMART card scanning

Attendance recording & SMART card scanning

Dear Students

Thank you for recording your attendance using the SMART Card scanners

Attendance at classes is monitored to help us to identify, contact and support at an early stage any student whose attendance record gives us cause for concern. On some degree programmes most or all classes are monitored, and in others just a proportion. We use the SMART card scanners located throughout campus to record attendance and your attendance at timetabled classes is recorded whenever you are asked to scan your SMART card. Different degree programmes record attendance at different types of classes and your programme’s policy on which types of classes it monitors was made clear to you at induction.

You are able to view records of any absence that you have had in S3P (https://s3p.ncl.ac.uk/login/index.aspx ).

5 things you need to know to successfully record your attendance:

  1. Swipe your card EVERY TIME you enter a room which has a scanner – watch for the green light flashing!
  2. Make sure you always carry your card
  3. Attend your timetabled classes to avoid being marked as absent
  4. Remember you only need to swipe ONCE if classes follow each other in the same room
  5. Thirty minutes before your class and up to thirty minutes before the end is your time to scan

Further information can be found on posters displayed in building foyers and located next to card readers www.ncl.ac.uk/timetable/Recordingyourattendance.pdf

Card readers scan the microchip in your SMART card so close contact with the reader is required, remove cards from wallets and purses and have them ready – watch for the green light flashing!

Lost your SMART card? http://www.ncl.ac.uk/itservice/smartcards/newreplacementcards/

18 April 2017