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For each class meeting, you can mark whether a student is present, late, absent, or excused. The attendance records for each student appear in a single column next to other grades. On the Attendance page, profile pictures appear so you can easily identify students.  You can use attendance as part of calculating grades just as you can for an assignment grade column.

Access Attendance

Control Panel > Course Tools > Attendance

When you access the attendance feature for the first time, you decide if you want to add attendance to the Grade Center.

On the Attendance page, select Add Attendance and the Settings panel opens.

Save your settings or close the panel if you don't want to make changes. An attendance column appears in the Grade Center, but you mark attendance from Control Panel > Course Tools > Attendance.

Meeting view

In the Meeting view, you can mark each student's attendance. You can change individual students' statuses as needed or clear all marks. Your work is saved as you go.  As you mark students' attendance, their attendance grades are posted automatically. If you change students' attendance or clear marks, students see the changes immediately.

Add a meeting

In the Overall view, you can add more than one meeting for attendance on a day. Select the plus icon next to an existing meeting's date to add a new meeting.

Delete a meeting

You can delete a meeting in either view, but at least one meeting must remain. You can't have an empty Attendance page. If you have only one meeting and you delete it, a new Today meeting replaces it.  Students' overall attendance grades update to not include the deleted meeting.

In the Overall view, select a date column header to access the menu and select Delete meeting.

View attendance in the Grade Center

You can view attendance in the Grade Center though you can't mark attendance. Students' accumulative attendance scores always appear out of 100 points. You can't delete the Attendance column, but you can hide it from your view.  The attendance column is added automatically to the Attendance category. You can change the category on the Edit Column page.  You can perform most of the same actions on the attendance column as other columns. For example, you can add a display name and change the settings, such as Primary Display and use attendance in calculations.

Access a cell's menu and select Grade User Activity to view a summary of a student's overall attendance records.

You can see how many class meetings the student has missed. Each student's Overall Score appears with the schema you chose in the attendance Settings panel. This view is read-only.

At the bottom of the screen, select Return to Grade Center to return to the grid.

Additional Resources

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