Using QR Codes in Education
2017 FaCTS Summer Seminar
Center for the Advancement of Teaching
and Faculty Development
Xavier University of Louisiana
What are QR Codes?
• QR (QR being short for Quick Response) codes
are two-dimensional barcodes that when
scanned with a QR Code reader allow people
to connect to video, audio, pictures, web sites
and more by linking the individual to content
on any supported mobile device or with a
Are Educators Using QR Codes?
• With the increasing use of mobile technology,
QR codes are becoming more common in
business and educational settings. The
possibilities for their use are endless, and
many translate into the classroom, offering a
fun and exciting way for students to use
technology for learning.
How Can I Get a QR Code Reader?
• To use QR codes conveniently you need a
mobile device equipped with a camera and a
QR code reader/scanner app. Newer mobile
devices often have a QR Code Reader app pre-
installed on them. If your device does not
have a QR Code Reader, all you have to do is
visit your app store and download a
QR Code reader/scanner app.
How Do You Scan a QR Code?
• Open the QR Reader app, point the camera at
the QR Code, do your best to steady your
hand while the QR code is centered on the
screen. Voila, as soon as it is done scanning,
whatever information, videos, webpage URL’s,
text, etc. were stored in the QR code should
present itself for your viewing pleasure.
Are you ready to try it?
• Scan this QR Code to view QR Codes in Plain
How Can I Create QR Codes?
• Users can generate and print their own QR
codes for others to scan and use via
downloadable or online applications. Do a
Google search for “QR code generator”.
Goqr.me is one of my favorite sites for
generating QR codes. Scan this code to access
the goqr.me site:
FaCTS QR Code Board
• We will post QR codes to information and
resources related to our FaCTS theme on this
Your QR codes for today are posted below.
Check this board daily for new QR codes!