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  1. Plugins
  2. CONTRIB-990

Realtime Attendance: allows mobile device / connected users (e.g., iPhone lab computer) to take their own attendance in a class

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Moodle 1.9.2
    • Database:
      MySQL
    • Difficulty:
      Easy
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      This mod depends on Attendance and Realtime quiz being installed. Realtimeattendance is basically an editable one-question realtime quiz that allows mobile/computer lab students to "report in". To help prevent cheating the teacher should use realtimeattendance to create a multiple choice question with a non-trivial answer (e.g., "what number did I write on the whiteboard?" or "what color did I just say?") That way it would be harder for those not in attendance to sneak in as being present.

      Once the realtimeattendance activity is created, it can be used multiple times (i.e., all semester)

      Operation (these are prompted within the activity):
      1. Teacher opens the activity and tells the student to get ready for an immediate quiz
      2. students open the activity and wait for the teacher to start the quiz
      3. Students take the 1-question quiz before time expires
      4. Teacher closes session
      5. Attendance is automatically recorded in the Attendance database, but is also still editable by the teacher.

      Requires two separate Moodle logins to demonstrate or test. You can test it yourself on one computer if you use IE as the teacher or student and FF as the other (student or teacher).

      To install simply have the dependent mods loaded and then upload the realtimeattendance directory to the moodle/mod directory. From the admin page click notifications and watch the databases get created. Tested with 1.9.2+

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