RooTracker

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Overview

RooTracker is used to track attendance at events around campus. A computer with RooTracker is accompanied with an input tool (barcode scanner, card swipe, manual entry, etc). A user will enter their student ID into RooTracker and it will be recorded appropriately. In some events, there is some logic applied to the input (restrict to single swipes, only permit students, etc).


This tool may be customized for your application.

Screenshots

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Enter Event Code
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Select Station
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Main Screen

Request an Event

To request an event, simply complete the form here: http://rootracker.uakron.edu/request


Installation

To install RooTracker, go to the RooTracker Installation Website and click the install button. A file called setup.exe will be downloaded. Once the download is complete, double click on the file to run the installer.

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Installation Website

Instructions

Launching RooTracker
To launch RooTracker go to Start -> All Programs -> RooTracker. When RooTracker starts, you will be prompted to enter the event code which should be given to you before the event. Once you enter the correct event code, you will be prompted to select your location.


Selecting Station location
Select your location and click “select”. Once you select your location you will be ready to begin entering ID’s.


Scanning
You are now ready to enter ID’s. The primary method for entry will be requiring the students to provide their ZipCard and swiping them through the card readers that are attached to the laptop. If the card fails to be read by the reader you can manually enter the student ID number using the laptop keyboard. Upon submitting a student’s ID you will receive a notice on the screen as well as an audible queue that the submission was successful or unsuccessful. In the event that a student has already been scanned into another location you hear a “buzzer” noise as well as a notification on the screen indicating the issue. All scans are queued and sent in 20 second intervals. When there are any scans that have not been sent, a pending transactions message will appear in the bottom left hand corner. If at the end of the event pending transactions is still being displayed contact technical support so we can make sure to get all your data.

Support

RooTracker is a project of the GroupWare Team of the University ITS - Application Services Division.

Additional inquires into the program can be sent to Matt Bungard