There are two ways to take attendance with the Attendance tool. You can use the Add tab to create Attendance Items to pre-populate the tool with class meeting times and special events. Alternatively, if you prefer to take attendance on-the-fly, you can use the Take Attendance Now button.
You do not need to exclusively use one method or the other; either method can be used interchangeably within a single course.
Items added with Add Attendance Item are named, pre-designated events. They offer a helpful way for students to see, ahead of time, how many meeting times are offered and the dates of those meeting times.
- (Required) Enter Attendance Item Name in text field.
- Enter Attendance Item date and time details.
Select the Take Attendance Now button.
An attendance item with the current date and time will be created. You can take attendance immediately in this screen.
Take attendance by selecting the tile for a student corresponding to their attendance status. To modify the attendance for a student, select a different tile in the appropriate column.
Note: You can edit an Attendance item by selecting the Actions button and selecting Edit from the dropdown.