How do I add a new attendance item?

There are two ways to take attendance with the Attendance tool. You can use the Add Attendance Item button to pre-populate the Attendance tool with class meeting times and special events. If you prefer to take attendance on the spot, you can use the Take Attendance Now button. You do not need to exclusively use one method or the other; they can be used interchangeably within a single course.

Create items from the Add Attendance Item button.

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.

Select the Add Attendance Now button on the Take Attendance page.

In the Add an Attendance Item window, enter a name for your new attendance item.

In the Add an Attendance Item window, enter a name for your new attendance item.

Add the date of the event and time of meeting (optional).

 

Select Create to save the item.

Select Create to save the item.

Note that selecting Create & Add Another allows you to create several events from this modal window.

Create items from the Take Attendance Now button.

Select the Take Attendance Now button at the bottom of the table on the Take Attendance page.

An attendance item with the current date and time will be created. You can take attendance immediately in this screen.

An attendance item with the current date and time will be created. You can take attendance immediately in this screen.

Your new attendance item will appear in the Attendance Items list.