CourseKey Automates Attendance with First-Ever Sound Technology

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Classroom operating system’s new feature increases student attendance and engagement with instructors at higher education and career-focused institutions

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CourseKey, a leader in higher and career education technology and classroom enhancement, today launched a first-of-its-kind sound attendance technology. Integrated into the CourseKey platform, the automated feature enables an instructor’s classroom device to emit a sound, inaudible to humans, to all student devices in the classroom and automatically log their time spent in class.

“It’s proven that when students physically attend class, their grades and likelihood of graduating increases dramatically. However, due to security risks and lack of technology adoption, teachers still rely on century-old pen and paper systems to run their classrooms - making tracking accurate attendance time consuming and frustrating,” said Luke Sophinos, Founder and CEO of CourseKey. “We were the first company to develop location-based attendance technology in education using GPS and WiFi triangulation methods, and now we’re proud to introduce sound technology as not only the next step in classroom operating systems but also the most secure solution on the market today.”

The patent-pending technology empowers instructors and institutions to verify student attendance at the classroom level by emitting sound waves that cannot travel through walls. The inaudible sound signals contain unique “leader” codes that student devices must match before their presence can be securely confirmed. This feature can be utilized in classes both big and small.

“Being able to work with our amazing team to prototype and test different solutions was the highlight of the development process,” said Fadee Kannah, CourseKey CTO and the lead developer behind the sound attendance technology. “Verifying the integrity and authenticity of the educational data institutions and instructors collect was paramount in our company’s vision to enhance the way the world learns.”

Sound attendance technology is one of many new additions to the CourseKey platform. Neither a learning management system nor student information system, CourseKey’s classroom-centric SaaS operating system enhances the student and instructor experience among higher education and vocational institutions. Innovative features include real-time analytics, easily distributed assessments and peer-to-peer social channels all available from simple, easy-to-use apps. Like the rest of CourseKey’s platform, the sound technology is available on any internet-enabled device a student brings to class. Learn more at

About CourseKey: Founded in 2014, San Diego-based CourseKey is the leader in higher and career education classroom enhancement technology. Its attendance, engagement, and analytics operating system transforms the classroom experience for instructors and empowers students to maximize their learning efforts.

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