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Creating and Managing Attendance Registers and Sessions

Create attendance registers to track attendance for your course-based activities, such as a mandatory weekly chat session or optional discussion seminar.

Table of contents

Create a new register

  1. On the main Attendance page, click New Register.
  2. Enter a Name for your register.
  3. Enter a Description.
  4. Choose an attendance scheme from the Attendance Scheme drop-down menu.
  5. Select the users that you want to include in your register. You can choose to include all users or specific groups or sections.
  6. Add one or more sessions for your register.
  7. Enter a percentage in the Cause for Concern field if you want to see a Cause for Concern icon (warning) beside under performing users' names on the Attendance Data page. For more information see the Use the Cause for Concern Metric section.

Create sessions for your register

Sessions define one or more events in your register. You collective sessions make up your register.

For example, if you want to track attendance for a weekly seminar, you would create a "Weekly Seminar" register and then add sessions for each seminar using distinguishable session names "Week 1," "Week 2," etc.

  1. In the Sessions section, enter a Name for each session.
  2. Enter a Description for each session.
  3. Enter the number of sessions you want to add in the empty box and then click Add Sessions in the bottom of the Sessions section of the New or Edit Register page to add more sessions.
  4. Click Save.

You can delete sessions in a register by clicking the Delete icon beside the applicable session on the Edit Register page. All attendance registers must have at least one session.

Important Deleting a session clears all associated attendance data. Only delete sessions when you are confident that the attendance data is no longer needed.

Edit an attendance register or session

  1. Click Edit Register on the main Attendance page.
  2. Make your revisions.
  3. Click Save.

Use the Cause for Concern metric

The Cause for Concern metric helps you track users that fail to meet your attendance requirements by placing the Cause for Concern icon beside their names on the Attendance Data page.

  1. Enter a percentage that indicates your minimum attendance requirement in the Cause for Concern field.
  2. Click Save.

Delete an attendance register

Click the Delete Register icon beside the register's name on the main Attendance page.

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