Attendance in Canvas
The Attendance tool allows instructors or maintainers to take attendance for sessions they create. It can also add a single grade item to Gradebook. Scores from Attendance will automatically update in Gradebook every five minutes. See these Attendance tool best practices.
Quick Start Steps
- Click a Course, click Settings, and click Navigation.
- Locate Attendance, click the three vertical dots to display more options, and click Enable.
- Click Save.
The Attendance tool will appear on the course side menu.
- Click Attendance.
- Click Add Session.
- Enter the session date and time, and click Create Session.
NOTE: Students are automatically marked as Present. To make a change, use the drop down menu, click a student's name, and change the mark.