This article will help you use WhartonConnect to report your attendance.
Before You Start
How to check in
The app lets you report your attendance at class by "checking in."
To check in to class:
1. Open WhartonConnect
2. Find the class for which you are checking in (a red check-mark button indicates no check-in)
3. Press the button to turn it green
When check-in is available for your next class, the button will turn red again.
You can check in up to ten minutes before class time, but no later than the end of class. You must be physically present in the classroom to check in. If you check in late, your professor may consider you absent.
WhartonConnect will notify you by email of your check-ins.
At the end of each academic day, you will receive an email listing of any class for which you were absent. Normally the dates shown will be for that day only, but if for any reason the daily email isn't sent, you'll see the cumulative absences since the last report.
The report might also look like this:
Dear <student name>,
The following absences have been recorded:
If you feel that an absence was marked in error, please reply to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some faculty use Absences Application, which you can use to apply for an excused absence.
There, you can use the "Reason for Absence" drop-down to report the reason you did not attend class. Submit your application within two weeks of your absence.
Absences are usually excused according to these criteria:
- Personal illness and a personal or family emergency warrant an immediate excuse, with no documentation necessary.
- Religious holidays during which classes are scheduled should be excused for observant students.
- Job interviews, career pursuits or travel are not appropriate reasons to request an excuse.
- Be sure your phone is connected to AirPennNet, and not AirPennNet Guest.
- Three white blinking dots on a blue background are usually a sign you are not connected to the Internet. (A strong signal via your carrier or WiFi does not necessarily mean you are connected.)
- Make sure you are logged in.
- Verify connectivity by using a browser to load a web page.
- Once your connection is established, force-close and re-launch WhartonConnect.
- If your class appears with no check in button, re-launch WhartonConnect. If that doesn't work, log out and log back in.
You can always contact Wharton Computing Student Support for assistance with WhartonConnect.
Contact: Wharton Computing Student Support