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Desire2Learn 9.0

Taking Attendance

Instructors can use attendance registers to document class attendance and participation. This document explains how to access and use the Attendance Registers for class or additional events.

This document covers the following tasks:

return to topTaking Attendance

This section provides instructions on how to document attendance or class participation using the Attendance tool.

Taking Attendance: One Student at a Time

Use this option to take attendance by marking the status of each student individually.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click ATTENDANCE
    The Attendance Registers page appears.

  2. In the Register Name column, click the desired register
    The Attendance Data page appears.

  3. In the Sessions section, next to the desired session, click ENTER ATTENDANCE DATAEnter Attendance Data Button
    The Attendance Data page for the session appears.

  4. In the Attendance Status column, from the pull-down menu, select the desired status

Taking Attendance: All Students

Using this option helps you save time by setting a status for all students instead of marking each one individually. You may use this when all students are present, or to mark all students present and then mark the select few who are not individually.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click ATTENDANCE
    The Attendance Registers page appears.

  2. In the Register Name column, click the desired register
    The Attendance Data page displays.

  3. In the Sessions section, next to the desired session, click ENTER ATTENDANCE DATAEnter Attendance Data Button
    The Attendance Data page appears.

  4. Click SET STATUS FOR ALLSet Status for All button
    The Set Status for All Users dialog box displays.

  5. From the pull-down list, select the desired attendance status

  6. Click SAVE
    The attendance is saved.

  7. To change individual student attendance, refer to Taking Attendance: One Student at a Time

return to topReviewing Attendance

Instructors can monitor attendance and participation performances throughout the semester. This section provides information on reviewing records using the Attendance tool.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click ATTENDANCE
    The Attendance Registers page appears.

  2. In the Register Name column, click the desired register
    The Attendance Data page displays.

  3. To review attendance for a specific day, locate the desired event and the student's status
    To review a student's overall attendance record, locate the student's information in the Totals column
    To review a student's attendance percentage, review the % Attendance column
    NOTE: Students who are not meeting the percentage designated in the Cause for Concern (%) text box will have a Cause for Concern Cause for Concern iconicon in the % Attendance column. See Working with Attendance Registers for more information.

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