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The Attendance module is designed for teachers to be able take attendance during class, and for students to be able to view their own attendance record. A teacher can mark the attendance status of a student as “Present”, “Absent”, “Late”, or “Excused“. These status descriptions are configurable, and more can be added. The teacher adds Attendance as an activity of a course, and then sets up the sessions whose attendance is to be tracked. The Attendance module can generate reports for either the entire class or for individual students. Students may also see their own attendance record if the activity is not hidden.

Step 1 Editing

Login to course and Turn editing on, located in the Course administration.

Turn editing on

Step 2 Add

Click on the “Add an activity or resource” Add an activity or resource, there is a pop-up window that will have all the activities and resources listed.

Add and activity or resource image

Step 3 General

Give a name and total point allowed for the whole course

Attendance Name image

Step 4 Group Mode

 When course group mode is turned on, the group mode can be one of three levels: No groups, Separate groups or Visible groups.

Group Settings image

Step 5 Restrict access settings 

The restrict access section asks for the conditions when the activity (or resource) should be visible. This can be based upon dates, and/or score ranges of other activities and/or if other activities are considered completed. Note that ALL access restrictions (date, grade condition, activity completion condition) have to be met in order for the activity to be made available.

Restrict access image

Allow access from

The Access from date determines the day, month and year students may first access the activity via the assignment name link on the course page. To activate this option, click in the Enable check-box to add a tick.

Grade Condition

This setting determines any grade conditions which must be met in order for students to access the activity. Multiple grade conditions may be set using the 'Add 2 grade conditions to form' button. If there are multiples completion conditions applied to an activity, it will only be accessible to learners when all grade conditions are met.

While access is prevented

Before a learner has fulfilled the the Grade Conditions specified above and the activity is still inaccessible to them, you can choose whether to show the activity grayed-out on the course page with the grade conditions listed (restriction information) or to hide the activity from learner view entirely.

Step 6 Save or Cancel

Save and return to course-Allows to save and go back to main Moodle page.
NOTE: Attendance is not set up fully, just the click-able link.

Save and display button image- Allows to save and display new page/activity. Best Option to choose. Allows you to finish the set up for the Attendance

Cancel button image- will not save any changes, and send back to main Moodle page.

Helpful Links

Add attendance sessions

Take Attendance

Export Attendance

Change Variables / Points in Attendance



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