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Know Where Your Students Are, in Real-Time.

Kurt Meyer

June 27, 2024

Orah Location Overview

One of the most important questions a school needs to answer each and every day is "where are my students?"

When looking after hundreds of young people, this simple question is often one of the hardest to answer. Yet, it is a social and legal expectation that schools know the whereabouts of their students while under their care.

Over the last few years, Orah has been leading the development of modern attendance management solutions to help answer this question. To further build on these innovations, we are delighted to announce Orah's new Location Overview page.

What is the Location Overview Page?

The new Location Overview page gives you a real-time understanding of where your students are so you can easily find students when you need to. The page has three main sections:

  1. Student Location Map
  2. Charts & Filters
  3. Student Location Table

We'll cover these in more detail below. But first,

See how it works

It could be this easy to know where students are.

Student Location Map View

The student location map displays where students are based on their checked-in location. This is made possible by referencing up-to-the-minute attendance records organised seamlessly in Orah. If a student's location is updated by a roll call in a new location, their location will update on the map. If a student checks in to class using the NFC tiles, their location will update on the map. Pins represent students who are checked-into specific locations. Clusters display the total number of students within multiple pins.

See where your students are, in real time using up-to-the-minute attendance data.

Charts & Filters

There are three charts to understand where students are:

  • Current Check-In Locations displays which locations students are currently checked into
  • Active Passes/Excuses displays which active passes students are currently assigned to.
  • Active Events displays which active events students are currently participating in

You can also filter the dashboard by any student group you have within Orah.

Apply filters to the dashboard based on your student information system data.

Student Location Table

The student location table displays where students are in a per student view. You can search this table for specific students to see where they are currently checked into and how long they have been checked into that location. You can also view any active passes/absences associated with that student.

Use this view to reconcile individual students' locations.

Want to see how Orah Attendance could work at your school? 

We encourage you to get a demo with our friendly team first, they will field your questions and seek to understand how your school works. From there, they will be able to advise you what to do next on your journey towards a safer school, with far less attendance admin. It's more attainable than you might think!

If you're already at an Orah school, we'd love to hear what you think of the changes. We will continue to develop the capabilities of our student location management features, and your feedback is crucial. Let us know what you think in the chat bubble in the bottom right of your screen.

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Kurt Meyer

Kurt is one of the Co-founders of Orah, currently based in Japan. He manages the product team to deliver the best possible experience to our users.

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