Attendance activity is designed to record student attendance using E-Learning platform. You can have multiple class sessions in the Attendance activity, each corresponding to a lecture or seminar where you wish to take an attendance.
Students can record (mark) attendance themselves or faculty can record attendance for the entire class. If students self-record their attendance, restrictions can be added to provide more accurate results.
Adding an Attendance activity
Attendance activity can be added to a course page in the same way as any other activity:
Click on Edit mode toggle at the top right
Click Add an activity or resource
Click on Save and return to course at the bottom of the page
Note that you only need to add a single Attendance activity in the course.
Adding class sessions
Class sessions lets you specify individual classes or seminars for which you wish to record the attendance.
To add class sessions:
Open the Attendance activity and click the Add session tab
Specify Date and Time for the session
Optionally check Repeat the session above as follows option if you wish to create multiple class sessions at once
Click Add at the bottom of the page
Adding restrictions for attendance recording
By default students can record their own attendance for any class session that is open at the time.
Recording of attendance in class sessions can be restricted to provide more accurate results:
Each class session can have a unique password. Faculty displays this password to students in class to allow them to mark themselves as present.
To use this option, when adding a class session, type in the password in the password field or check Random password.
Optionally attendance self-recording can be disabled completely. In this case faculty will need to record the attendance for the class sessions manually. To use this option, when adding a class session, uncheck Allow students to record own attendance.