- Course Catalog Editing Instructions
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- Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty
- Go to Moodle
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- Accessing Course as Guest
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- Accessing Moodle Courses
- Attendance activity
- Chat activity (moodle.org doc)
- Choice activity
- External tools activity (moodle.org do)
- Forum activity
- Lesson activity (moodle.org doc)
- Questionnaire activity
- Quiz activity
- Standard activity options
- Virtual classroom
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- Adding a Student
- Adding a TA
- Adding Syllabus
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- Changing Course Settings
- Combining weekly and topics format
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- Creating Groups
- Docking a Block
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- Emailing Co-requisite
- Emailing students
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- Five college student access
- Getting Help
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- Linking to YouTube
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- Modifying content
- Preventing Students from Starting Forum Discussions
- Print reserves
- Printing a Forum
- Quicksets Block
- Recording Audio or Video
- Restrict Content Access
- Restrict gradebook access
- Rubric Grades
- See What the Student Sees
- Sharing Papers
- Student list
- Student tracking
- Using the Editor
- Ways to add content
- Who can access
- Known Issues
- Moodle Help for Students
- Submitting an Event to the College Events Calendar
- Web Design Style Guide
- Make Your Webpages Accessible to the Visually Impaired
- How Do I...? (Questions and Answers about the Amherst Website)
- My Amherst
- Accessibility of the Amherst Web Site
How Do I Use the Attendance Activity?
Valid for Moodlel 2.8. Updated on 7/29/2015.The attendance activity allows an instructor to record student attendance in the course sessions. In creating the activity the only values you need to input are an activity name and a grade.This is one of the rare cases where a name is suggested. A single course may have many different attendance activities; one for lectures, one for labs, even possibly for special activities.
If you're not going to give an attendance grade you can set the grade type to None.
Two other sections (not shown here) - Common module settings and Restrict access - are common activity options. Usually the defaults will be fine.
You can put the activity anywhere in your course you want. Students will be allowed to see only their own attendance or you can hide the activity and block student access.
To use the activity, click on the name that you gave it in your course. This will bring up the sessions tab. Initially this will be empty. The first thing you need to do is to define what sessions you are taking attendance for. In this example, we're going to just track attendance at a class. This is defined in the ADD tab.
The Frequency value indicates how often the pattern of sessions is repeated. In this case, we have meetings three times a week but only on every other week.
Once the sessions are created you can review them using the Sessions tab.
By default this tab shows the current week. From here you can take attendance using for a particular session by clicking on the green icon on the right.
The options here are present (P), late (L), excused (E) and absent (A). Remember to hit the Save attendance button (below the user list and now shown here) when done.
You can see the attendance report by going to the Report tab.
In this case attendance has only been taken for the first two session. If a student has dropped the course attendance can no longer be taken for them. However, if they had attended early sessions, they would still be available.
It is possible to change the attendance options, and the grade value of each, by using the Settings tab.
In addition to the activity itself, there is an attendance block that will give you quick access to the attendance information.
This offers a quick way to access the attendance activity or, as in this case, activities.