e-Reg is not one specific product, but a term we use to refer collectively to our registration solutions and associated projects. Whilst by their very nature there are similarities between our e-Reg projects, each one is actually a bespoke solution which has been developed to meet the customers requirements.
e-Reg can be used for both session attendance (am/pm) and lesson-by-lesson registration, and in most cases the solution is focussed on the collection and validation of registration data. The data collected is then fed back into the school, college or university's existing MIS, meaning you only have a single management system to administer.
e-Reg terminals can display lesson information which has been extracted from the timetable system and provide a visual confirmation of the registration, or details of any invalid registration attempts.
The exact details which are displayed on the terminal are dependent on the customers requirements but typically include a room identifier, lesson name and the teacher/tutor name. Optionally a counter can also provide a visual indictor of the number of students timetabled to the lesson and the number of succesful registrations.
Electronic registration terminals are installed in all teaching spaces where students need to be registered. This includes classrooms, IT suites, learning resource centres etc. and students simply present a RFID chip-card (which can also double as their student ID card) to a contactless reader on the registration terminal when they arrive at the lesson.
Registrations are collected and can be validated in real-time, and are usually batch-processed and written back to the MIS within a few minutes, making the attendance data in the MIS almost real-time. Actual real-time registration can be achieved if required if the MIS system can support this.
The exact parameters for registrations, attendance, absences and lateness can all be configured around the organisations policies. Minutes late can be calculated and grace periods for lateness can also be accommodated.
Room-swaps and teacher-swaps (i.e. for cover) can also be accomodated, along with other specific requirements which require user-input using our touchscreen registration terminal.
As e-reg is a bespoke solution, we can work with almost any MIS which has a suitable API for extracting timetabling and writing back attendance data. We are an accredited SIMS technical partner and have solutions for integration with Capita SIMS as well as other popular MIS system and also bespoke management information systems used in universities. If you have an MIS system which has been developed in-house, our own development team are happy to work closely with your developers to create a solution which works.
Whether you have an existing solution in place which you're looking to expand, or you're looking to procure the entire end-to-end solution - we can help.
Watch our short video below to see a typical integrated solution in operation...
"We recently installed e-Reg in our new college in Cambridge as we wanted a quick, easy and reliable way to record student attendance in lessons.
We chose e-Reg as it was easy to use and integrated with other technologies such as our print management, cashless catering and access control systems meaning students could use a single ID card.
The project went very smoothly from the early planning stages, the implementation of hardware and software and when lessons began in the new college. As the system integrates with our existing management information system, it requires virtually no administration and the training requirements were also minimal.
The support we received has been excellent throughout and I would have no hesitation in recommending e-Reg to any educational establishment looking for a reliable, easy to use classroom registration system."Mike Corbett, Director of Operations - Abbey College Cambridge
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