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QR Codes for Conference Posters

Posted: May 19th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Every once in a while, business people and like-minded professionals hold conferences to discuss a certain relevant topic.

Scientists or academics meet at an academic conference to talk about research findings or conduct a workshop. Business people attend business conferences to talk about the latest trends and opportunities for the business. Businessmen and members of the public connect with vendors through trade conferences where there are workshops and white paper presentations.

If you plan to organize any of these conferences, you need to make sure that every attendee receives the invitation to the conference ahead of time. Sending a QR code that redirects the attendees to the site URL with the conference poster saves you a lot of time!

But first, you need to create a site using Google Site. This is where you enter all the details about the conference program and create a map that helps attendees find their way to the event’s location.

In this blog post, we discuss how to create a Google site so you can share your conference program details and a detailed map as well. We also show you how to create a QR code for the Google Site.

Creating a Site through Google Site

Google Sites simplifies the website building task for you through its ready-made platform. With its drag and drop feature, it’s easy to create the content that you need when publishing a conference program.

  1. Create Your Site. To create a website through Google Sites, first go to www.sites.google.com. Then click the plus sign button on the lower right-hand corner of the screen. You are then redirected to an Untitled Site. Give it a unique name so you can easily distinguish and track the site. After you publish the site, you can view the site document name. Keep in mind that two or more pages are required for the site name to appear.

2. Select a Theme. Make your site stand out with Google Sites Themes. On the top right of the page, you see the option where you can select different themes and adjust the font styles, colors, and backgrounds of your site.

3. Add Content.  Now you can insert the image with the details for the conference program. At the right side of the navigation, you see the option to insert a text box, image, embed code from the web or insert files from your Google Drive. You can also choose from the different layouts available. Additionally, you can insert different elements such as Table of Contents, Button, Divider, YouTube video, Calendar, Google Map, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, and Google Charts.

Insert a Google Map Link to the Site

After you insert the picture of the conference program, you can also insert a map by scrolling down the menu on the right. There is an option to insert a Google Map link. When a dialog box appears, enter the specific address of the location of the conference program.

4. Publish Your Site. Click “Publish” on the top right and a pop-up box appears where you need to indicate a unique name to the end of the URL of the site. You can always come back and edit the URL. Just make sure to provide a URL that has not been registered in the web domain by other users. Make sure to select “Anyone” under the line “Who can view my site” so that users scanning the QR code can see your Google Site. Make sure to copy the URL because you will be using it to create your QR code.


How to Generate a QR code for Google Sites

  1. Go to www.qrstuff.com and in column 1, choose Website URL from the list of different data types.
  2. In Column 2, enter the Google Sites URL in the given field.
  3. You can now download the QR code by clicking the “Download QR Code” button.


Make it a Bit Fancy

Paid subscribers can enjoy more features than free users. They are allowed to change the colors of the dots and corners of the QR code. Embedding an image at the center is another feature that they can enjoy through the QR code styling feature. Just follow the steps as discussed above and before downloading the QR code, click the “Style Your QR Code” button to customize the QR code.

The QR code shown in the left is an example of what paid subscribers can create with our QR Code Styling Feature. Generated codes can turn into more appealing and distinctive QR codes for their users.

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QR Codes for Educational Pages

Posted: April 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

With the presence of technology, teachers need to adapt and use technology when teaching their students. Using technology can enhance the learning experience especially because students are more technologically inclined now.

Educational pages or websites are useful tools that teachers can use. They can choose websites that contain games or videos that will help improve their students’ learning.

To make it easier for students to access an educational page, teachers can link it to a QR code. After they have created a QR code for the educational page, they can print it and hand the QR code copy to the students. Students just need to scan the QR code to access the educational page.

To create a QR code for an educational page, just follow these steps: In this guide, we’ll be creating a QR code for this educational page: https://www.beagreatteacher.com/daily-fun-fact/.

Create Your QR Code for the Educational Page

  1. Under Column 1, select the “Website URL” data type.
  2. In Column 2, type the URL of your desired educational page.

3. At this point, you can download the QR code by clicking the “Download QR code” button.


Make It A Bit Fancy

Paid subscribers have the privilege to customize the QR codes that they create through the site. They can even include a logo or image in the center of the QR code to enhance the look. Creating the QR code will be the same as above but before downloading the QR code, you need to click the “Style Your Code” button to enhance the QR code.

The QR code to the right is a sample customized QR code that subscribers can achieve through using our QR Code Styling feature. Through the feature, they can turn their generated QR codes into a more attractive and distinctive QR code for their users.


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Creating Individual QR Codes Using Attendance Tracking Data Type

Posted: April 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | 1 Comment »

Monitoring attendance is an important thing to do in schools and in offices. This tedious process can be simplified by scanning a QR code for every student or employee arriving at school or office.

The common practice is to have one QR Code that each attendee scan and input his name, but In some cases, it would be better to generate a specific QR code for each student or employee, especially if they don’t own a smartphone that’s needed to scan the code. Just give them a printed copy of the generated QR code and have it scanned by the administrator when they arrive at school or office.

You can generate Attendance Tracking data type QR codes linked to a Google spreadsheet which makes it easier to record the name of the person scanning the QR code and the date and time of the scan.

To do this, a unique individual QR code should be generated for each employee or student. Every time a specific employee/student arrives at the office/school, the administrator scans the unique QR code assigned to that person. Each scan event saves the attendance of the employee/student to the spreadsheet.

In this blog post, you can learn how to create an attendance tracking individual QR code that tracks an employee’s attendance.

Create your Attendance Tracking Individual QR Code

  1. Under Column 1, select the “Attendance Tracking” data type.
  2. In column 2, click the “Google Sheet Name” field. Log into your Google account when the pop-up dialog box appears. After logging in, this allows QRStuff to create a new tracking spreadsheet in your Google Drive. Every time a user scans the QR code, QRStuff is also able to update the said spreadsheet. (Take note that this access authority is only limited to the said spreadsheet and doesn’t give us any other user privileges for your Google account.)

3. In the “Google Sheet Name” field, indicate the desired name for the tracking spreadsheet. Enter details for the next three fields under Event Details: Location Name, Action Description, and Event Description.

For an employee tracking spreadsheet, you can enter “Workplace Location” for the Location Name, “Check-in” as the Action Description, and “Employee Name” for the Event Description. This is what makes the QR code an individual QR code because a specific Employee name is set for a certain QR code.

To have an individual QR code for each of your employees, create a QR code for each employee. When creating the QR code, use the same spreadsheet and change the “Employee Name” in the Event description.

Once you create a QR code for another employee, just use the same “Location Name, ” “Action Description,” under the same Google sheet name that you used in creating a QR code for the first employee. Just change the “Employee Name” in the “Event Description” field.

Like in this example:

4. Check the box “Display an Attendee Prompt” under the “Attendee Prompt” section to prompt an identifier to the user scanning the code.

For this use case, an attendee prompt is not necessary because the QR code is already assigned to each employee. But if you want one, a good suggestion for an attendee prompt would be “Administrator Name” to record the administrator who scanned the QR code.

5. At this point, you can download the QR code by clicking the “Download QR Code” button.

How the QR Code Works

Upon arrival of each employee at the office, the administrator scans the assigned QR code to the employee. After the QR code is scanned, the employee is asked to enter the administrator name. After clicking “go,” they see the location name, and event description that you indicated for the QR code. It also records the attendance check-in details in your Google sheet.

With the Attendee Prompt:

Note: The date and time recorded is based on the time zone that you have indicated in your subscriber account setup.

You can also create an Attendance Tracking QR code without an Attendee Prompt. After scanning the QR code, the administrator or the person scanning the code sees the attendance check-in details.

Without the Attendee Prompt:

About Your Google Sheet

The spreadsheet containing all the attendance tracking data from the scans of the QR code can be viewed in the Google Drive of the account you used for logging in. To access the spreadsheet, log into your Google account at https://docs.google.com. The spreadsheet created for the attendance tracking data is in the list of available sheets.

When you open the spreadsheet, you see something similar to the following:

Make it a Bit Fancy

Paid subscribers are entitled to customize the QR codes they generate through the site. They also have the option to include a logo or image in the center of their QR code. The steps are the same as above but before downloading the QR code, you also need to click the “Style Your Code” button to be able to customize the look.

The QR code to the right is a preview of how a styled QR code can look after customizing it through our QR Code styling feature. The interface can help turn QR codes turn into a more visually appealing and distinctive QR code for its users.

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Attendance Tracking QR Code: Geolocation Update

Posted: March 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

QRStuff has added a new feature to the attendance tracking data type! The new feature enables the QR code to get the exact user location of the attendee scanning the code.

Previously, the attendance tracking data type could only record the name of the attendee scanning the code, and the date and time of the scan.

The new feature for the attendance tracking data type is beneficial for teachers in monitoring the location of their students when attending school events. Having the student’s location as part of the attendance monitoring ensures that the students are tracked scanning the QR code within the premises of the event.

Creating Your Attendance Tracking QR Code

  1. Under Column 1, select the “Attendance Tracking” data type.
  2. Under Column 2, click the “Google Sheet Name” field. A pop-up dialog box prompts you to log in your Google account. Upon logging in, this allow QRStuff to create a new tracking spreadsheet in your Google Drive and update it every time a user scans the QR code. (Take note that this access authority is only limited to the said tracking spreadsheet and doesn’t give us any other user privileges for your Google account.)

3. In the “Google Sheet Name” field, type in your desired name for your tracking spreadsheet. Enter the details for the next three fields indicated under Event Details: Location Name, Action Description, and Event Description. For example, you want your students to attend a school event at the Gym. You should enter “Gym” as the location, “Check-in” as the action, and “School Event” as the Event Description.

4. The option under the “Attendee Prompt” section is optional. You can check the box “Display an Attendee Prompt” if you want to ask the user for an identifier like name or ID number and enter the identifier needed on the field under “Attendee Prompt Title.”

5. Under the “Record Location” section, check the box beside the “Record Device Location” prompt.

Checking the box requires the user scanning the QR code to agree to provide their location. If they do not agree to provide their location, the attendance is not recorded in the Google Spreadsheet.

6. After completing the steps under the second column, you can proceed to download your completed QR code by clicking the “Download QR Code” button.

How the QR Code Works

Once the attendee scans the QR code, they see the location name, action, and event description that you specified in creating the QR code. The student scanning the QR code is asked to enter their ID number in this guide. Clicking on “Check-in” confirms their attendance check-in and records those details including the attendee’s geolocation in your Google Sheet.

Note: The date and time recorded is based on the time zone that you have indicated in your subscriber account setup.

About Your Google Sheet

The spreadsheet containing the attendance tracking data from scans of your QR code can be accessed in the Google account that you specified in the second step above. To access the spreadsheet, log in your Google account at https://docs.google.com. The spreadsheet created for the attendance tracking appear in the list of the available sheets.

This is what you see in the Attendance Tracking Sheet after you open the file. If other people need to see the spreadsheet, just click the “Share” button in the top right corner.

Notice that the spreadsheet now has another column containing the geolocation URL (street name and number) of the user scanning the QR code. Clicking on the link opens a Google Map showing the location.

via GIPHY

Make it a Bit Fancy

Paid subscribers are entitled to customize the colors of the dots and corners of their QR code. They can also embed a logo or image in the center of their QR code. Just follow the same steps discussed above, and then before downloading the QR code, click the “Style Your Code” button to change its appearance.

The QR code shown on the right is an example of what a paid subscriber can create after customizing their code using our QR code Styling feature. Using the interface, you can make your QR code more visually distinctive and intuitive by embedding a suitable image in the center.  

Subscribers Get More QR Stuff!

Become a QR Stuff paid subscriber and get unlimited QR codes, unlimited scans, analytics reporting, editable dynamic QR codes, high resolution and vector QR code images, batch processingpassword-protected QR codesQR code stylingQR code pausing and scheduling and more, for one low subscription fee.

Full subscriptions start from just $11.95 for a 1-month subscription (lower monthly rates for longer periods) or you can set up a 24-hour trial subscription for $3.95 to check out what we can do for you. Subscribe now.