The attendance kiosk is not a stand-alone terminal; it requires the supervision of an attendance officer/ receptionist.
Recording student sign-in (late arrival), sign-out (early departure) events and peripatetic movements (co-curricular activities) using individual student ID cards with barcodes.
The student ID cards need to have the student's Synergetic ID encoded as a barcode.
Hardware and Software Requirements
iPad Gen 8 with iOS 14.5+
Epson TMT88 VI
iPad able to contact Synergetic CoreAPI within your network
Attendances/Absences modules installed and configured within Synergetic
The kiosk is designed to be mounted in a portrait orientation
Usability and accessibility recommendations when mounting an attendance kiosk device
Avoid strong reflections on the device screen, as this will affect how quickly and easily a barcode can be scanned.
Ensure the elevation and angle of the device allows for easy access to users of varying height:
As a starting point, avoid having the top of the device higher than 120cm from the ground.
If in a low position, try slightly tilting the device upwards, while avoiding strong reflections from overhead lighting.
If it is an option to do so, consider having two kiosks at main entrances; one placed lower, and the other higher.
Do not place any obstacles in front of kiosk devices which would force users to reach further than necessary, or even block access by wheelchair.
Consider if the kiosk can easily be approached from the side, or front only. Side-approach (or parallel-approach) allows wheelchair users to get closer, thus reach higher more comfortably.
Ensure there’s sufficient space in front of the kiosk, where multiple people can wait without encroaching on each other’s privacy, and for wheelchairs to turn around. Especially where only front-approach is possible.