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Using the attendance readers

All students studying at University of Hertfordshire campuses must Check-In at all teaching sessions.

If you are studying at a University of Hertfordshire campus you are required to register your attendance at all your teaching sessions. You can do this by swiping your ID card on an electronic Check-In reader in the room at the start of your teaching session. 

How to register your attendance

1. Find a reader

Check-In readers have been placed in all teaching rooms throughout the College Lane and de Havilland campuses and in Meridian House and Bayfordbury.

You are looking for a slim black reader in teaching rooms at about waist height with a sign above it identifying it as a 'Check-In Point'. 

2. Swipe your card

Hold just your card against the reader, a green light will flash. You must take the card out of your purse or wallet.

To view how to register your attendance please click here.

Problems swiping in?

Your student ID card will work on the Check-In system as soon as it has been issued to you. 

Should you still experience any problems, please contact the Ask Herts team. 

Please click here if you have lost your ID card.

Viewing your Check-Ins

You can view your check-ins as part of your My Learning Dashboard on your StudyNet homepage .   Your physical swipe ins on campus, listed in chronological order, can be found via the Attendance Record link at the bottom of the dashboard.

For more information about how we are using your learning data to help you make the most of your studies here at the University of Hertfordshire please see My Learning Dashboard

If over a two week period you have not swiped your ID card on any of the campus readers or logged into your Canvas module we will send you a reminder email to use the Check-in system and /or log onto your Canvas modules . We will also provide contact details for pastoral support, ID card queries and the helpdesk for login issues.   To find out more about how you can log engagement in your studies both on campus and online please see

To ensure you receive emails from the University, please visit the Ask Herts page on managing your emails to and from the Univeristy.

More information

  • Always swipe within the first 10 minutes of the session to avoid 'lates'.
  • Do take your ID card out of your purse or wallet! (it won't work if you hold up your purse or wallet to the reader).
  • Do not use any other card.
  • Don't agree to swipe for other students.
  • Don't swipe in any earlier than 20 minutes before the start of your class.

Multiple events in the same room

If you have two different events following each other in one room (eg a lecture followed by a seminar), then you need to swipe at the start of each event.

The standard restrictions for swiping still apply; you cannot swipe earlier than 20 minutes before the start of the second event and swiping later than 10 minutes from the start will incur a 'late'.

Sticking with your timetable

Credit for attendance may not be given if you attend sessions you are not timetabled to attend, for example, if you swap tutorial groups.

If you want to change your timetabled sessions, you must contact your school and request a change.

We will do our best to accomodate your wishes but the sooner you make them known, the more likely we can help.  

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