Create an Attendance Register

The attendance register is commonly used for classes that meet in a physical classroom, but it can also be used for recording attendance at required field trips or clinical events.

Create a new Attendance Register

  1. Click on [Course Activities] -> [Attendance].

  2. Click [New Register].

    Shows the New Register button.
  3. Enter the Name of your register, such as Attendance.

    Shows the New Register - Name field.
  4. Choose an Attendance Scheme. See Create an Attendance Scheme to create your own.

    Shows the Attendance Scheme list.
  5. Enter a number indicating the % of attendance at which you intervene. (This is optional.)

    Shows Cause for Concern % field.
  6. Selecting Allow users to view this attendance register is recommended.

    Shows Visibility option
  7. The Users subsection consists of the following options:
    1. Choose Include all users in the course if you want all students to have access to the same register.

      Shows all users option selected.

    2. If you will have multiple registers, change the selection to Include all users in the following groups/sections. This will allow you to limit the students in the register to a specific section or group.

      Shows all users in groups/sections option selected.Shows Group/Sections list.
  8. Determine how many class meetings you will have this term and add the needed rows to the sessions list.

    Shows the Add Sessions option.
  9. Enter a Session Name for each row.

    NOTE: Keeping the names short and generic keeps the register compact and reusable without need for editing each term, such as W1.1, W1.2, W2.1, W2.2, W3.1, etc for a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs class. And if you have a weekly lab, L1, L2, etc...

    Shows possible naming convention
  1. Click [Save].

    NOTE: You cannot save the register with incomplete rows. Delete any unused rows by clicking the trashcan icon to the right.