Set Up Qwickly Attendance

NOTE: If you are copying a course that has Qwickly already set up, you MUST delete the grade item in the new course before you enter settings for that course. If you don't, Qwickly will create a second grade item and you will be unable to distinguish the new (correct) one from the old one.

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Click Course Activities on the navbar and choose Qwickly Attendance. A new window will open for the Qwickly Attendance tool.
  3. Click Accept to allow your account to use Quickly Attendance (you will only have to do this once).

    Shows the Accept button.
  4. Once you Accept, select the Begin Setup button.

    Shows the Begin Setup button and splash page.

  5. You will be placed under the Preferences section inside Settings.
    • Choose the type of User Sorting.

      Shows the User Sorting options.
      • Last Name - students are sorted by their Last Name
      • First Name - students are sorted by their First Name
      • Username - students are sorted by their MyLoneStar Username

    • Choose your View Preferences.

      Shows the View Preferences options.
    • Choose your Student Grouping.

      NOTE: This section will not appear unless you have created groups in D2L or if you have merged rosters, allowing you to sort students by Groups or by Course Sections.
      Shows the Student Grouping options.

    • Choose the settings for Check In.
      Shows the Check In options.
      • You can require students to enter a 4-digit PIN when checking in.
      • You can set a check-in period which requires students to check in within "X" number of minutes (if you leave the number set to zero there is no time limit).

  6. The next section inside Settings is Attendance Statuses.
    • Select the System Statuses you wish to use.

      Shows the System Statuses and Identifies toggle switches.
      • You can turn off any of the system statuses to prevent them from showing up on your attendance sheet

    • Add additional Custom Course Statuses.Shows the Custom Course Statuses option.
      • Select the Add Status button to add a custom status.
        • Order - the order in which your custom status appears on the Attendance sheet.
        • Name - the name which will appear on the Attendance sheet.
        • Points - the percentage of grade points students should receive if they receive that status for the day.
        • Absence - the percentage of an absence students should receive if they receive that status for the day.
        • Color - select the block to set a color to show up in the attendance record.
        • Delete - select the X to delete the Custom Status at any time.

  7. The third section inside Settings is Automatic Emails.
    • Select whether or not to have the system email the students about their absences.

      Shows the Automatic Emails option.
      • If you choose to send them an email, you can use pre-defined variables to personalize the message.

  8. The final section inside Settings is Grading.
    • Select the Grading method.
      • If you choose Session Based Grading, you can award points for joining a session.

        Shows Session Based Grading Column options.
        • Choose either Total Points or Points Per Session.
        • Give the column a name.
        • Enter the number of points for the total points/per session points.
      • If you choose Absence Based Grading, you can award or subtract points for each absence.

        Shows Absence Based Grading Column options.
        • Give the column a name.
        • Enter the number of points for the total points/per session points.
        • Determine the number of points to add per absence (to subtract points, use a negative number).

  9. Click on Save Settings on the bottom right-hand corner to finish.

    Shows the Save Settings button.