This would consist of a Symbian/Qt application that is used by the instructor to take the attendance of the students registered in the class by discovering their Bluetooth mobile devices. In first time of using the application, the laptop of instructor will ask each student about their ID and password via mobile , in order to register their unique Bluetooth Mac address in database beside their name , ID, event of attendance(absent, attended) and mobile number. Next times the application will discover the Bluetooth Mac address without asking about user name and password. Once the student is registered in database a message will be sent to mobile of laptop with “you are registered” This is the offline mode.
The application will be implemented in a technique that it can either be automated or manually . For Automatic mode, the instructor should press begin registration button in the main GUI of their instructor’s laptop. Then a Bluetooth discovery agent will look for close devices and register any student within the range and insert student in to [url removed, login to view] duration of taking attedance is 15 minutes. For Manual mode, the instructor should press the Manual button and choose the student’s name, from the students list, and his status (tardy, absent or present).
The system will automatically check the attendance of student, if he/she got 6 absences it will warn via sms that he/she got only one absence before being expelled from the course. If he get more than 7 absence. Then the system will send sms that he/she get F in course and delete the student and the instructor’s laptop will ignore the address of Bluetooth of student automatically.
Each instructer will be able to create his own database for each course he/she taugh. Also the time for taking attendance is availble.