Attendance Activity

Setting up the attendance activity can be a bit of work but once done using it to take attendance can save a lot of time. It’s not perfect for all situations and needs to be setup at the start of every term but it can still be a major time-saver.

Adding a New Attendance Activity

You only need to set up the attendance activity when you first design your course an add a type of attendance (such as Lab or Lecture).

At the beginning of each term you use it you will need to populate it with sessions for which you want to track.

Attendance activities are graded by marking attendance for each session, you can configure your attendance settings too if you don’t like the default of PLEA:

  • Present: 2 points (full credit for session)
  • Late: 1 point (half credit for session)
  • Excused: 1 point (half credit for session)
  • Absent: 0 points (no credit for session)

Not seeing any way to take attendance? Make sure you have created your needed sessions for the term! If you’re seeing Hidden sessions, don’t panic- those occurred before your term started and will not be counted.

View Related Articles
These instructions assume you already have sessions and an attendance activity created. Enter the Attendance activity in your course. Lo...
Continue Reading
If you want to tweak what status you can grant students each session you want to change the settings. Enter the Attendance activity. Click the More me...
Continue Reading
You must already have an Attendance Activity created for these steps to function. Enter the Attendance Activity you wish to populate with sessions if y...
Continue Reading
If you already have an Attendance activity from last term you need only to populate it with more sessions. There is only a need to make a second Attendance Activity ...
Continue Reading