GoPad

Attendance solution for schools, camps & childcare programs

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GoPad Overview

What is GoPad?

GoPad for Schools is an attendance solution for schools, camps, and other educational institutions, with features for security, communication, and data storage. With the aim of keeping educational administrators, faculty, and families of students connected, GoPad provides the tools for tracking attendance, managing compliance, storing medical data, preparing for crisis’, and tracking staff and visitors.

In order to track student attendance, GoPad allows staff members to check students in and out and displays the attendance of each classroom with students displayed as in, out, or absent. With GoPad, users can also keep a running log off all staff and visitor arrivals in order to ensure administration have an accurate number of people on campus at all times, and cloud-based backup provides real-time information, whether on campus or in other locations. Access to attendance information is critical in the case of emergencies such as evacuations, and, in the case of a crisis, GoPad provides users with emergency protocols for staff to follow, and contact information for every student.

Compliance can be managed with daily reports on attendance, as required by many state and local laws, and staff attendance logging can be used for labor compliance. The administrative tools within GoPad allow users to create profiles for each student which include contact information, emergency contacts, allergies, and caregiver details, and parents can opt to be sent email or SMS alerts when their child is released each day. Medical and nutritional data can be stored within GoPad so that all staff have access to critical information, and are empowered to make the right decisions when it comes to medical emergencies, or simple day-to-day choices.

GoPad Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$12,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Basic: $1.00/month/student

Premium: $1.99/month/student

Enterprise: contact GoPad for pricing information


GoPad Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

The logging tool provides real-time information on which students are checked in and which are checked out
The dashboard provides users with real-time information on the number of people in the building
Users can filter the log by title, classroom, or status
Users are provided with instructions in the event of an emergency evacuation
Teachers and administrators can access the checkin/checkout time of students
Student profiles contain information on emergency contacts, allergies, medical needs, and more
Teachers can see a list of present or absent students and check them in/out via the iPad app
Staff are provided with step-by-step instructions for emergency lockdowns
GoPad video GoPad screenshot: The logging tool provides real-time information on which students are checked in and which are checked out GoPad screenshot: The dashboard provides users with real-time information on the number of people in the building GoPad screenshot: Users can filter the log by title, classroom, or status GoPad screenshot: Users are provided with instructions in the event of an emergency evacuation GoPad screenshot: Teachers and administrators can access the checkin/checkout time of students GoPad screenshot: Student profiles contain information on emergency contacts, allergies, medical needs, and more GoPad screenshot: Teachers can see a list of present or absent students and check them in/out via the iPad app GoPad screenshot: Staff are provided with step-by-step instructions for emergency lockdowns

GoPad Reviews

GoPad Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
6

Very good
5

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,3
92% recommended this app
Gail K.

Daily Attendance Keeping

The GoPad has made attendance taking very easy. It has also made dismissal safe. Having the names and pictures of the people permitted to pick up each child gives me a real sense of security as does the fact that they must sign the child out. I also find it very helpful that the contact/emergency numbers for each child are listed in the GoPad. The teachers carry the GoPad with us at all times and whenever we leave the classroom with the children. If anything should happen outside of the classroom, we have the child's emergency contact information right at our fingertips. Very easy to use device!


Lydia S.

The system is fantastic-easy to use and efficient. It gets rid of tons of paper!

I have already lusted them


Rod L.

The rep came out and was very nice, and very professional. Really understood the platform.


David B.

Mostly positive! Efficient! Helps end of the year attendance summaries easy to acquire!


Jennifer G.

Classroom Attendance


Gail K.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Daily Attendance Keeping

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/26
Review Source: Capterra

The GoPad has made attendance taking very easy. It has also made dismissal safe. Having the names and pictures of the people permitted to pick up each child gives me a real sense of security as does the fact that they must sign the child out. I also find it very helpful that the contact/emergency numbers for each child are listed in the GoPad. The teachers carry the GoPad with us at all times and whenever we leave the classroom with the children. If anything should happen outside of the classroom, we have the child's emergency contact information right at our fingertips. Very easy to use device!

Pros

The GoPad is used in our school in every classroom for taking attendance. With a swipe across a name the teacher is able to check a child in and out quickly. Attendance taking is quick and simple and eliminates a lot of paper. I find it very
easy to use the GoPad.

Cons

The one issue I have found with the GoPad when taking attendance is if I swipe a wrong name and quickly Undo it, the parents are still notified that their child was checked in or out. The Undo does not undo notification. It doesn't seem that there is a way to undo a mistake in swiping. It would be helpful if the undo would send a "sorry" message to the receiver.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lydia S.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The system is fantastic-easy to use and efficient. It gets rid of tons of paper!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/07/13
Review Source: Capterra

I have already lusted them

Pros

Parents can sign in and out easily. It's easy to add information. It generates reports. It meets Health department requirements and improves safety for our children. Being on an iPad, we can easily take photos of all caregivers to add to their contact information. Besides attendance, if we go on a field trip or need to leave the building, all contact information and health information is right there for each child. The support is wonderful if we have questions or problems.

Cons

As we only have one IPad per class, It can take a bit of time at dismissal for parents to sign out and sometimes they get impatient but that's so much less important than all the positives.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Rod L.

The rep came out and was very nice, and very professional. Really understood the platform.

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/03/23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The way it looks and actually operate is very nice. The functions that were available were very smooth

Cons

Unfortunately, this is not ready for prime time. It lacks the features that really necessary to make this usable. The rep said they were working on stuff, but unfortunately, we need that stuff now. I think in a few years it will be awesome! But it does need to get onto mobile devices quickly. Currently does not.

Response from GoPad Secure Technologies

Rod, thanks for your review. The GoPad is designed specifically for Ipad (tablet) that is left at school. Since security is a key goal of the attendance app we designed the app to be used on a device owned by the school or program. We believe security may be at risk if users access children and families information using their personal devices such as smart phones.

We have also designed GoPad to be a low cost app and database. We believe the value for money proposition is unbeatable.

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Ease of Use
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David B.

Mostly positive! Efficient! Helps end of the year attendance summaries easy to acquire!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/07/20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

-Simplicity
-Easy to use
-Saves Time
-Creates a safer environment with the attendance being known throughout the school

Cons

-The program will consistently pause to do updates or freeze to load when I have parents trying to checkout at dismissal.
-I have had parents complain that even after going through the correct steps, they are still not receiving e-mail notifications when their child is picked up

Response from GoPad Secure Technologies

David, thank you for your review. The school must choose to use the attendance alert function and invite parents to choose this option. This is a choice for your school administrator.

The app will update the server when connection to the internet is established. We believe all of your comments about load time or freezing at dismissal have been resolved.

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Jennifer G.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Classroom Attendance

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It is easy to use for signing in and signing out a child in the class. It provides the information for all authorized to pick up a specific child.

Cons

The program can be glitchy at times in which information is missing or mixed up. Parents also may have trouble logging on to edit information.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,6/10
Based on 12 user ratings
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GoPad Pricing

GoPad Pricing

Starting from
US$12,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Basic: $1.00/month/student

Premium: $1.99/month/student

Enterprise: contact GoPad for pricing information

Basic: $1.00/month/student

Premium: $1.99/month/student

Enterprise: contact GoPad for pricing information

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 12 user ratings
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GoPad Features

GoPad Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for GoPad

Additional information for GoPad

Key features of GoPad

  • Absence management
  • Activity logging
  • Application security
  • Attendance management
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automatic backup
  • Check in / check out
  • Classroom management
  • Clock in / out
  • Compliance management
  • Customizable reporting
  • Daily reports
  • Data storage management
  • Data synchronization
  • Email alerts
  • Employee management
  • Employee self service
  • Event logs
  • Facility management
  • Faculty / staff management
  • Historical analysis
  • Human resource integration
  • Immunization records
  • Incident management
  • Mobile alerts
  • Parent / child records
  • Parent portal
  • Reporting & statistics
  • SMS integration
  • Secure data storage
  • Self service portal
  • Student information / records
  • Student management
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Vacation / leave tracking
  • Visitor registration
  • Visitor tracking

Benefits

  • Visitor and student tracking with GoPad allows staff to keep a running log of all campus arrivals and departures by checking people in and out via the iPad app, providing administration with an accurate total number on campus at all times.

  • Log teacher attendance for labor compliance and internal HR records. Receptions can also ensure that all visitors and staff check in and out in order to comply with building rules and regulations.

  • Gain mobile and cloud access to critical information for every student within the student bios which include medical needs, nutritional information, allergies, caregiver information, and a photo.

  • Parents of students can opt-in to SMS and email alerts for daily use, such as checking-out, or special blasts in case of emergency. Teachers also receive alerts in case of emergencies.

  • Emergency protocols can be stored within GoPad and provided to all users during an emergency, such as a map to the off site evacuation zone or step-by-step instructions for lockdown processes.

  • GoPad FAQs

    GoPad FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for GoPad.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does GoPad offer?

    GoPad offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$12,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Basic: $1.00/month/student Premium: $1.99/month/student Enterprise: contact GoPad for pricing information

    Q. What are the main features of GoPad?

    GoPad offers the following features:

    • Absence management
    • Activity logging
    • Application security
    • Attendance management
    • Attendance tracking
    • Automatic backup
    • Check in / check out
    • Classroom management
    • Clock in / out
    • Compliance management
    • Customizable reporting
    • Daily reports
    • Data storage management
    • Data synchronization
    • Email alerts
    • Employee management
    • Employee self service
    • Event logs
    • Facility management
    • Faculty / staff management
    • Historical analysis
    • Human resource integration
    • Immunization records
    • Incident management
    • Mobile alerts
    • Parent / child records
    • Parent portal
    • Reporting & statistics
    • SMS integration
    • Secure data storage
    • Self service portal
    • Student information / records
    • Student management
    • Time & attendance tracking
    • Vacation / leave tracking
    • Visitor registration
    • Visitor tracking

    Q. Who are the typical users of GoPad?

    GoPad has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Public Administrations, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does GoPad support?

    GoPad supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does GoPad offer?

    GoPad has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does GoPad support mobile devices?

    GoPad supports the following devices:

    iPad

    Q. What other apps does GoPad integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations GoPad has

    Q. What level of support does GoPad offer?

    GoPad offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials