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eRegisters - staff FAQs

 

I am teaching in a Birkbeck room with a card reader. What do I need to do?

All you need to do is encourage your students to touch their cards to the card readers between 15 minutes before your teaching session starts and 15 minutes after the session ends. You could also suggest your students refer to bbk.ac.uk/eRegisters for more information.

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I am teaching in Friends House or University Square Stratford.  What do I need to do?

All you need to do is encourage your students to touch their cards to the card readers between 15 minutes before your teaching session starts and 15 minutes after the session ends. You could also suggest your students refer to bbk.ac.uk/eRegisters for more information.

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I am teaching in a room without a card reader. How can I record attendance?

For small teaching events it is probably easiest to use My Birkbeck for Staff to record attendance.

  1. Log in to My Birkbeck for Staff using your normal Birkbeck username and password.
  2. On the Search menu (top right of the page) choose 'Search -> Teaching Event'.
  3. Use the Teaching Event Search to find the event for which you want to enter attendance, and choose the 'eRegisters Entry' option.
  4. Record the students present or absent as appropriate.
  5. Add names of students that do not appear on the list (you may want to let the administrator who is supporting your modules know about this).
  6. Save the changes.

For large teaching events you should continue to use a paper register. You can then either use the 'eRegisters Entry' option in My Birkbeck for Staff (described above) or return the register to the administrator who is supporting your teaching for the data to be entered.

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Can I see who has been attending my classes?

You can use the 'eRegisters Entry' option to see which students attended one of your teaching events in the past. You can also see attendance details of your students via the My Birkbeck for Staff contact search.

We will also be developing a set of reports that will show patterns of attendance by programme year and module. Further details will be provided once these are available.

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How can I provide feedback about attendance recording and eRegisters?

Please .

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Can I tell if my students are engaging in studies in other ways?

During the year we will be adding more data summarising student engagement to the central repository and will provide reports and My Birkbeck Profile user interface options for both staff and students to see this data. The information will include the use of Moodle, the library, ITS managed workstations and door access.

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The eRegisters card reader is not working.

Please report faults to the ITS help desk.

Where do I get the software for handheld readers?

Handheld readers require software to be installed on your PC or laptop in order to get the data off them. You can download the software from the OPTICON Website. You will need to select the correct make which is the OPN-2001. Alternatively, you can use this direct link