- Look at the Control Panel and Course Menu
- Go to Course Tools
- Select Attendance
On the attendance panel, you have two view options: Overall or Meeting. You can input attendance data in either view.
Overall provides you with an overview of attendance in the course, with analytics of attendance rates for students in general in the course, as well as on an individual basis. You can enter attendance information in the Overall tab by scrolling to the date you wish to enter data for and either clicking the date at the top of the column in order to enter data for all students simultaneously, or by selecting a student for which you wish to enter attendance information.
If you click the date at the column header, you will see a drop down menu offering the choices of marking all students present, absent, clearing all marks, exempting the meeting for that date, editing the meeting (this option allows you to select a date for the meeting), or deleting the meeting's instance. You can select an option for all students and then edit individual students' information, as necessary.
You can add meeting dates within the Overall view by hovering over the line separating columns until you see a purple + icon and clicking that icon. Clicking the purple + icon adds another meeting instance in your course. If you select "Edit this meeting," this will allow you to change the date setting for the newly-created meeting. You can then input the attendance data for that meeting.
Meeting provides you with the information related to one instance of a class session. You can jump forward and backward between class meetings by clicking the arrow icons at the header of the meeting.
For each class meeting, you can record whether a student is present, late, absent, or excused, and as with Overall, you can select one option for all students and then edit students individually.
Clicking the gear icon opens the Settings menu. By default, the grading schema is set to present equals 100%, late equals 50%, and absent equals 0%. You can also select if you wish to grade by letter, points, percentage, or letter (rounded up). Click Save to retain any changes you made in settings. A pop-up will appear asking if you wish to change the grading schema, click OK.