add a notification system to AccuClass
I want to be able to set up notifications so that when a student is scanned, the notification would appear at the scanner.
Background... I take attendance for a homeroom of 120 students, any of whom may "have mail" that I need to distribute (ike a hall pass to see a teacher, a grade sheet, college application info, etc.) At present, I simply lay the mail out on a table alphabetically, and then I try to remember who has mail so I can tell them when I scan them in. I want to be able to flag all students who have mail before they arrive, and then have the notification appear when they scan in. This would be really helpful.
Mon Nasser commented
That's clever William! Nice job.
William Norman commented
I solved my own problem by updating my StudentImportExcel field daily. Here's how I use it:
1) I shifted student first names to the MIDDLENAME field
2) In the FIRSTNAME field a student with mail, I type in 'MAIL'. Otherwise there is a hyphen in that field.
3) I update and import this file to the system daily.
When I scan my students in, their picture and name pops up -- and for a student who has mail, the name is preceded by 'MAIL', so I can tell them to pick up their mail.