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How to Use Register Update Parameters

Note: All pages below are subject to having relevant Roles and Permissions.

The Register Update Parameters page can be used to configure your registers in Bromcom, for example, determining whether to allow Marks to be copied into previous (historic) Registers.

For example you can use this function if students do not have to attend a PM registration and you would like the attendance mark from a teaching period to be copied to the PM registration.

Note – there are a number of permutations to update your registers so if you are unsure, please contact the Bromcom Helpdesk.

From the left Menu go to Config > Attendance > Register Update Parameters 

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Set Parameters

First select the Single Date or Multiple Dates that the settings will become active from, the Register type and the days of the week it applies to.

Note: Ensure that you select Multiple Dates where needed otherwise the settings will revert the next day.

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Lesson Times Threshold – used to enter the number of minutes for the Late Threshold. Then if Use Lesson Times to Update is ticked, students will get an Unauthorised Late when they go over the Threshold.

Only Update Missing Marks – this will only update Missing Marks and not overwrite existing ones

Update Unauthorised Marks To Authorised Marks – will update Unauthorised Marks with Authorised Marks.

Update All Unauthorised Marks – will update Unauthorised Marks with any Mark entered. This option is not available if the Only Update Missing Marks option has been selected

Update Mirror Marks for All Types of AM/PM – AM/PM Registration will be updated every time a mark is updated within the dropdown periods. This doesn’t work unless the Only Update Missing Marks option has been selected. This will mirror the actual mark added.

Update AM Registers from PeriodsUpdate PM Registers from Periods:

Min AM Period to Update – this dropdown list shows the periods before PM Registration, select the first period that the Marks will be copied from

Max AM Period to Update – this dropdown list shows the periods before PM Registration, select the last period that the Marks will be copied from or N/A if using the minimum Period to copy from.

Mirror AM – this will give a dropdown menu with all Codes listed, select the Code and click Add to add it to the Mirror Marks list on the right or highlight the added Code and click Remove to remove it from the Mirror list

Update PM Registers from Periods:

Min PM Period to Update – this dropdown list shows the periods before PM Registration, select the first Period that the Marks will be copied from

Max PM Period to Update – this dropdown list shows the periods before PM Registration, select the last Period that the Marks will be copied from or N/A if using the minimum Period to copy from

Mirror PM – this will give a dropdown menu with all Codes listed, select the Code and click Add to add it to the Mirror Marks list on the right or highlight the added Code and click Remove to remove it from the Mirror list

When finished click the Save button.

Updated on February 12, 2021

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  1. Please can you explain the purpose and usage of “Update Register Headers” – it seems to be skipped in all new documentation.

    1. Hi ohauer

      When a teacher takes a register it automatically updates the headers for you. However there are some scenarios where the register is completed / updated and it has not been done by the teacher. Such as via Manage Attendance or updated in bulk using Bulk Attendance Update. In these cases it does not. Clicking on Update Register Headers will update the header for you.

      Regards

      Bromcom Support

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