The Attendance activity 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 activity 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.
The optional Attendance block allows teachers quick access to the Attendance functionality, and allows students quick access to a summary report for their own attendance.
Adding an Attendance Activity
You may now add as many Attendance instances as you like, and that each instance may have multiple sections.
Once you have added an attendance instance, you are ready to start taking attendance during classes.
Add Class Sessions
You have two options for adding sessions, adding a single session or adding multiple sessions. The single session is self-explanatory as well as time-consuming to use when you have many class sessions, so we will go straight to the more useful option.
You can take attendance for a session by selecting the green button on the session rectangle's right-hand side. Those sessions whose attendance has already been taken do not have the green button. However, the description is a link that takes you to a screen for modifying the attendance record for that session.
Choice is a secure way to assess understanding of a topic without asking students in class. It can also be used as a polling feature.
How to Create a Choice activity
All other settings are optional.
How to View Results
As a teacher you can always see the results by selecting View # Responses in the activity (right side). You can also choose whether or not to allow learners to see each others' choices and whether or not to allow them to see the names or merely the percentage of votes in the settings.