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Using Attendance Register in D2L

Attendance registers can be used to track class attendance, weekly seminars, meetings, etc. Attendance registers do not connect to D2L Grades. Grades related to attendance must be entered manually in Grades. 

  1. Select More in the course navigation bar. 
  2. Select Attendance
  3. Select the New Register button. 
  4. Enter a name [A].
  5. Enter a description [B]. 
  6. Select a scheme in the Attendance Scheme dropdown menu [C]. Attendance schemes provide the criteria for marking attendance in a register.
  7. Enter a percentage that indicates a minimum attendance requirement in the "Cause for Concern(%)" field [D]. 
  8. To prevent users from viewing the register, de-select "Allow users to view this attendance register" [E].
  9. Image of properties settings for attendance register setup
     
  10. In the "Sessions" area, enter names for sessions 1 -3. (The dates of the individual classes work well as session names.) 
  11. In the "Add Sessions" field [A], enter the number of additional required sessions. (For example, if a class meets biweekly, 20 total sessions are needed, and 17 should be entered in the "Add Sessions" field.) 
  12. Select Add Sessions [B].
  13. Image of attendance register setup with add session steps highlighted

  14. The additional session fields will appear. Enter names for the sessions.
  15. Select Save.

Record Attendance 

Record attendance individually or set one attendance status for all users. 

Record Attendance for Individual Students

  1. Select More in the course navigation bar.
  2.  Select Attendance.
  3. Select the name of the attendance register. 
  4. The "Attendance Data" page will open. Select the Enter Attendance icon [A] next to the session name.
    Image of attendance register sessions with option to open a session highlighted
  5. Select the dropdown menus in the "Attendance Status" column to set attendance status for each user. 
  6. Select Save.

Record Attendance for all Students

  1. Select More in the course navigation bar.
  2. Select Attendance.
  3. Select the name of the attendance register. 
  4. The "Attendance Data" page will open. Select the Enter Attendance icon [A] next to the session name.
  5. Image of attendance register sessions with option to open a session highlighted
  6. Select the Set Status for All Users button. 
  7. A pop-up window will open. Select the "Status" dropdown menu to set attendance status for all users.
  8. Select Save. 
  9. Adjust the status for any individual users by selecting the dropdown menus in the "Attendance Status" column.
  10. Select Save
  11. Select Save.