How does an instructor take period attendance?

Period attendance is the attendance taken by instructors for their specific classes. It shows a student’s attendance value for a single class/section or period of the day. Depending on the attendance mode used at your school, this attendance may or may not be taken into account to calculate daily attendance, which reflects a student’s overall attendance for the entire school day.

Period attendance can be taken by instructors in two modes:

  1. Table Mode - All students are listed in a table where you can select an attendance value and put in notes
  2. Seating Chart Mode - All students are organized by the class seating chart. You can take attendance by clicking on each student’s name.

Taking Attendance in Table mode

To take attendance in table mode:

  1. Go to Instructor Main > Gradebook > Attendance
  2. Select the Class or Subject using the drop-down menu
  3. Enter Attendance
  4. Select Table using the drop-down menu
  5. Select the date
  6. Attendance can be taken manually and with the Set Unmarked to functionality
    1. Manual - Choose an attendance code for each student and enter notes as necessary
    2. Set Unmarked to - Select an attendance code from this drop-down menu and Set. All unmarked students will be given the chosen attendance value
  7. Save

Taking Attendance in Seating Chart Mode

To take attendance in this mode, a seating chart must first be created.

To take attendance in seating chart mode:

  1. Go to Instructor Main > Gradebook > Attendance
  2. Select the Class or Subject using the drop-down menu
  3. Enter Attendance
  4. Select Seating Chart using the drop-down menu
  5. Select the date
  6. Click the student’s name to assign attendance codes. If you do not click on the student’s name, they will be marked as present
  7. Save
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