How It Works
At the beginning of class, students must Flip Off their phones in order to Check In and submit attendance on the Flipd app. Once they have Flipd Off their device for class, students can check in with a unique Attendance Code that they must submit through the Flipd lock screen.
Students will not be permitted to leave Flipd in order to check in, ensuring that they will not be using their phones to find the attendance code or texting their friends to get it. Ultimately, this solution helps encourage collaboration among peers and gets students to unplug and talk to each other.
Creating Your Attendance Codes
Open your Flipd Dashboard, select the class you would like to edit, and select Sessions. Within each session are your class dates, along with attendance codes and poll questions for each, which you can edit as you wish. You may adjust your attendance codes and poll question based on your course, lesson, or anything you like.
When you first create your class, you'll notice that the codes are already pre-populated with words that are relative to the Class Category you selected.
The Sample Class on the Flipd dashboard (Flipd 101), for example, is an Astronomy course, and the pre-populated attendance codes are thus related to Astronomy. You may leave the attendance codes as they are, or you may change any code to anything you like. For example, the attendance code of the day could be the answer to a homework question, a math equation, a movie title, or the weather report — it's up to you.
Changing Your Attendance Codes
You may adjust future attendance codes and poll questions only. Be sure to Confirm/Save changes before moving forward.
Using Your Attendance Codes in Class: Active Participation
Students will need to know what the attendance code is in order to Check In successfully. Instead of writing a code on the board or posting it in your lecture slides, we recommend using this opportunity to challenge students with a question that gets them to review their notes or to have read this lesson's chapter.
Students can then collaborate as class is beginning in order to figure out what the attendance code of the day could be, making it a great way to encourage active participation from the beginning of the lecture.
Contact our support team if you're having trouble with attendance.