Attendance Tool in D2L

This article will cover how to set up an attendance register, a scheme, and how to add the attendance tool to a course navigation bar.


To set up an attendance register you'll first want to decide how you want to set up your sessions. 
  • Are you monitoring per week attendance, or per class meeting period. 
  • Are you taking into account engagement, as well as student presence? 
    • For example: if a student is present, but does not contribute to class discussion, are you going to assign different values had she participated? 
  • You also might want to consider whether or not you'd like students to view the attendance tool within the course navigation bar. 

Setting up Attendance Schemes:

 Step 1: Log into D2L
Step 2: Access the course you'd like to enable the tool within
Step 3: Click on "Edit Course" in the Nav Bar
nav bar
Step 4: Click on "Attendance" under Learner Management
attendance tool
Step 5: Click on "Attendance Schemes"
scheme
Step 6: Click "New Scheme"
new scheme
Step 7: Set the scheme info
scheme info
Step 8: After you click "Save," then click "Close"

Setting up Attendance Registers

Step 9: Select "Attendance Registers" and click "Add New"
registers
Step 10: Set the register info
  • Note: The "Cause for concern" text entry, can be used to let the TA/Instructor know the percent at which a student is a "cause for concern." This should be a percent. It will display this icon to only those who can enter attendance data: 
  • cause for concern icon
new register info
Step 11: Set up the number of sessions. The default is 3; and you must first enter data into these fields before you can add more sessions:
session1
Step 12: Add more sessions by entering a number into the text field, then click "Add Sessions"
add more sessions
Step 13: Populate the rest of the sessions, and click "Save" when you're finished.

Setting Attendance Data/ Entering Attendance Data

Step 14: Log into D2L
Step 15: Access the course you'd like to enable the tool within
Step 16: Click on "Edit Course" in the Nav Bar
nav bar
Step 17: Click on "Attendance" under Learner Management
attendance tool
Step 18: Either click on the register name, or use the small arrow to the right, and choose to "View Attendance Data"
set attendance data
Step 19: Choose the session, and click the pencil/table icon:
session data
Step 20: From here a TA/Instructor can "Set Status for All Users", to Present/P, then tick those who were Present and participated/P+, then tick those that were Absent/A:
  • set status all roles
  • set status 2
  • set status 3
Step 21: When you're finished assigning statuses, click "Save."

At the end of the semester:

Step 22: When the semester is finished, and you want to average the attendance data log into D2L
Step 23: Access the course you'd like to enable the tool within
Step 24: Click on "Edit Course" in the Nav Bar
nav bar
Step 25: Click on "Attendance" under Learner Management
attendance tool
Step 26: Either click on the register name, or use the small arrow to the right, and choose to "View Attendance Data"
set attendance data
Step 27: Click "Export All Data"
export all data button
  • Note: this will generate a zip file within a small pop up window.
  • Click on the link. It will download the file, which you can open in Excel. 
export link
  • The second to last column will reflect "% Attendance"

Unfortunately...

The attendance tool is not something that can connect to a grade item, hence the need to export the data at the end of the semester.



Keywords:attendance, attendence, participation, d2l, tool, track, user, class, time, times, missed, student, scheme, register, registers   Doc ID:70564
Owner:Kate F.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2017-02-09 14:39 CDTUpdated:2017-02-09 15:23 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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