Students Staff

11 October 2013

Make sure your card counts

Filed under: Colchester, News, Southend — Tags: , , , — Communications, CER @ 2.58 pm

The University is updating its system to record student attendance at teaching, moving from paper registers to electronic readers.

Count-Me-In

Count-Me-In

During the year, electronic readers will be installed in teaching rooms at the Colchester and Southend campuses. Students will use their registration cards to tap into the readers to record their attendance. While the readers are installed and tested, departments will continue to use paper registers to collect attendance information.
This project is designed to help move us towards a more supportive attendance policy where we are able to collect and analyse attendance data more quickly and contact students earlier to offer support and guidance where attendance is low.
In preparation for this, students whose registration cards were issued before October 2012 are being issued with replacement cards. These new cards have information in the chip that the readers need to read when the card is tapped against them. We have been issuing cards with encoded chips since October 2012.
Returning students registered before October 2012,  will need to exchange their existing registration card for a new one before 31 October 2013, as their current registration card will not work on these new electronic readers. Please take a look at the Count-Me-In page  on Campus Updates for more information.

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Listen again upgrade

Filed under: Colchester, News, Southend — Tags: , , , , , — Communications, CER @ 9.02 am
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All our teaching rooms are now covered by Listen Again

Our innovative and highly popular service, Listen Again, has been expanded to cover every centrally timetabled teaching room in Colchester and Southend campuses.

The service now covers over 180 teaching rooms. This means we will be probably the first University in the UK to have 100 per cent coverage of our teaching rooms.

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