Common questions parents ask about KnowYouGo college & university attendance app
If no response is received, then the system will report it as a missed class. You can excuse it like any other miss or leave it as a no response. A pattern of no responses should be an alert to you that they are intentionally trying to hide their skipping.
Yes. But most of them would have a panic attack before going without their phone for an hour or more. That strategy might work for one class every now and then, but is highly unlikely for repeated attempts to beat the system.
In a perfect world, yes. But the reality is that a large number of them do not do that. Some learn the hard way and some never learn at all. With the amount of money involved, it can be a very expensive lesson to learn even if it only costs them one additional semester. No good parents put their young children on a bike and turn them loose. First they let them learn with training wheels. Once they have demonstrated enough skills, they remove the wheels and let them go. We see KnowYouGo much like training wheels for college. It is a way to prevent students from wrecking things before they have demonstrated the skills and dependability to perform without it.
Alphabetically speaking, the system works from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences to Zaytuna College and every university in between. That includes community colleges and even high schools. Our unique design allows our service to function on any campus anywhere. As long as there is dependable cell service or wifi, then we’ve got you covered. You don’t have to wait for your campus to be mapped. It is ready now. There are no missing schools and no missing buildings. Any campus. Anywhere in the world!
With other GPS tracking apps YOU have to check at specific times and compare to the schedule and a map to verify they are in right place. As much of an inconvenience as that is you have to do this for every class time every day to see if there is an issue that needs addressing. That will turn into a daily headache that you don’t need. Additionally, you will need to compile the results in a way that gives you an overview of their attendance pattern to help identify problem trends.
We look at the right time every scheduled class time. We let you know if there is a problem and frees you up to live your life. We compile the data to allow you to view the whole attendance record or by class or by day. These options allow you to see more than just the number of classes missed. It shows you issues to address before damage is done that may cost you financially and your child academically.
You may do one of three things with the alert.
1) You may simply accept it and decide if it is necessary to address it.
2) You may know the reason for the miss and mark it as excused so you will remember it later.
3) You may note that the reported location is extremely close to the target location and choose to expand the acceptable range to include that point.
You will receive an email alert to inform you of the miss which will include a map showing where the target location was and where they actually were.
After downloading the app the student will input the account code that you share with them. On the first scheduled class time for each course the app will ask them to verify that they are in the class. After they confirm they are there that initial time they will not have to interact with the app again. It will work in the background on their phone and it will not be necessary for them to do anything more.
After you have purchased KnowYouGo classroom attendance monitoring service please follow the getting started instructions.
Accountability makes a difference in almost every situation. One of the best illustrations of this is the monitoring of student athletes by athletic departments. Many universities spend large amounts of money to make sure athletes go to class. The result is that athletes often graduate at a higher rate than the rest of the student body in spite of the incredible time demands that athletics place on them. In the following conferences you will learn about the graduation results.