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The attendance register You-Attend can be used to track class attendance with options for manual entry and online classes. It can also connect to a gradebook in D2L.
In order to access You-Attend, a different default course navigation bar must be in use. If attendance is being tracked for an online class, the Default Homepage will need to be changed and/or the You-Attend widget will need to be added to the homepage. See
Set up Automatic Attendance Calculation below.
If You-Attend will be automatically calculating attendance for an online class, the active homepage for the course will need to be changed so it includes You-Attend.
Record attendance for online classes by automatically tracking student entries into the course. To also attach the attendance tracking to a grade item, see
Connecting Attendance to the Gradebook.
Note: Choosing the Online record type counts the number of times students access a course on different days, so accessing the course twice on the same day would only count as one entry. This record type does not track the completion of activities. It is recommended that faculty establish clear expectations for attendance with students to maintain accurate attendance records.
Record attendance by manually tracking student entries to the course. To also attach the attendance tracking to a grade item, see
Connect Attendance to the Gradebook.
Connecting Attendance to the gradebook will automatically transfer tracked attendance to a Grade Item. The grade is calculated based on the values provided in other fields during setup.