Efficient Ways to Scan Attendance with VTA

Scanning Attendance with VTA

If you have been around RISC products for a very long time, you might remember the VTA Badge system.  Released in 2006, this innovative product allowed you to scan bar codes to record attendance in the VTA LMS.  VTA Badge also had the ability to print badges with an employee’s picture and a bar code, or you could just print bar code labels if you had existing badges.

Sadly, the VTA Badge system is no more…but we have replacements!

Mobile Apps

In early 2016, RISC released mobile apps that handle attendance scanning (read about mobile apps).  The mobile apps not only read bar codes, like the original VTA Badge, but you can also perform attendance scanning using QR codes.  By the way, if your students don’t have the Student app, you can  print a class roster from VTA Backoffice that includes the student’s QR code.

VTA Learner

So you can perform attendance scanning for bar codes and QR codes, but what if you want to use your existing proximity badges?  Well, as long as you have VTA Learner 8.0 or higher, your instructors can scan proximity badges using a simple USB proximity scanner. Note: Learner can also scan bar codes like VTA Badge and the mobile apps.

Interested in any of these options?  Contact VTA Support for more information.

Art Werkenthin
Art Werkenthin is president of RISC, Inc. and has over 30 years' experience working with LMS systems in the Oil & Gas, Retail, Finance and other industries. Mr. Werkenthin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. in Information Systems Management from the University of Texas. Mr. Werkenthin is a member of the ADL cmi5 committee and frequently presents on cmi5 and xAPI. Follow him on Twitter @AWerkenthin for xAPI and cmi5 updates, as well as blog post announcements.