Getting started instructions
Welcome to KnowYouGo!
We hope that you see our service as a positive thing for you.
In case you have not looked at the rest of the site there are a couple of important things for you to understand:
Going to class is very important.
You are in college to get an education and earn a degree. Regularly attending classes is the most important thing you can do to accomplish those two purposes. Skipping class will impact your grades negatively. The more you skip, the worse you’ll do.
KnowYouGo is only interested in one thing: Class Attendance.
The only time your location is checked or reported is at scheduled class times. We understand you want freedom and the ability to come and go as you please. No one will be able to check your whereabouts whenever they want like other tracking apps. You will have the freedom of college with the accountability for going to class. Given the high cost of college, it is reasonable to expect you to do what your parents have paid lots of money for you to do: go to class.
The purpose of KnowYouGo is to hold you accountable for going to class.
If you are a reliable person with no intentions of skipping classes, then KnowYouGo will not affect you at all. It will confirm to your parents that you are dependable. It will also help reduce the chances that you will develop bad attendance habits. If you are already planning on skipping and making college one big party, then you need KnowYouGo whether you like it or not. Refusing to go to class is the fastest way to end the party.
KnowYouGo is designed to prevent students from fooling the system.
If you turn off your phone or do anything to prevent it from responding at class times, then your parents get a “no response” notification, and you are counted absent.
If you try and install it on another phone, it recognizes the device ID code has changed. There are plenty of other schemes and the bottom line is that we have them covered. It will be easier for you to just go to class. If you try to circumvent the system, your parents will get a message reporting you as absent.
What you need to do.
1. Download the app.
If you have not already done so use the links in the welcome email to go directly to the app for your type phone.
2. Log in.
Use your email address and phone number. You will only have to do this once.
3. Confirm your location.
The first time each class is scheduled you will receive a text reminder to open the KnowYouGo app. When you open the app there will be a pop up asking if you are in your class. If you are in the classroom, confirm that you are in the right room. When you see the message that the location has been saved you may close the app. You will have to do this once for each class. After confirming the locations, you will not need to do anything the rest of the semester.
If you do not confirm the location, you will be marked absent and will continue to be prompted by text messages each class time until you confirm the location. The location you confirm will be emailed to your parents so don’t try setting your dorm room or favorite hangout as a class location. If you confirm a bogus location, the app will mark you absent if you are not in that spot every class time.
4. Go to class.
We hope your experience with KnowYouGo is positive. As you see classmates suffering the consequences of poor class attendance, remember that accountability helped you avoid those same mistakes.