TABLE OF CONTENTS


About Attendance

The Attendance tool allows faculty to easily track attendance within myLesley. You can mark whether each student is present, late, absent, or excused. The Attendance tool will create a column in the Grade Center and provide an overall attendance grade for each student.


For more information, view the Mark Attendance tutorial video:





Set up Attendance and Create Your Grade Center Column

To set up the Attendance tool, go to your course Control Panel, select Course Tools, and select Attendance.


access the attendance tool by going to the course control panel and selecting course tools


This will launch the Attendance tool. When the tool launches for the first time, you will be prompted to Add Attendance


click Add Attendance to set up your Attendance tool



Next, you will be prompted to review the settings for the Attendance values. You may change the default settings for the grade display (letter, points, percentage) and for Late in the grading schema. At this time you cannot change the percentages for Present, Absent, or Excused. For scoring purposes, Excused counts as Present.


you may change the value for late attendance and decide whether you would like to grade using a letter grade, points, or a percentage


Click Save to save your changes. Your Attendance column will automatically be created in the Grade Center. However, you will mark attendance using the Attendance tool.



Mark Attendance

You may mark the attendance during each course meeting by launching the Attendance tool and marking each student's attendance. Please note that you cannot mark attendance from the Grade Center.


To launch the Attendance tool, go to your course Control Panel, select Course Tools, and select Attendance.


access the attendance tool by going to the course control panel and selecting course tools



Meeting View

When the Attendance tool loads, you will be brought to the Meeting view. Here, you can mark your students' attendance for the current class. Your work is saved automatically.


click on the column to mark your students as present, late, absent, or excused



Overall View

In the Overall view, you can mark attendance, view attendance history, edit, and create new class meetings.


click the Overall button to go to the Overall View


Mark Attendance

The most recent meeting will appear on the right side of the screen. Click Mark to mark each student's attendance. 


click Mark to mark students present, late, absent, or excused


If all students are present, click on the date in the column header to open a menu. From the menu, select Mark all present.


to mark all students present, select a date in the column header and select mark all present



Add a New Meeting

To add a new class meeting, go to the column header and click between two dates (or to the left or right of a meeting date). A + button will appear. Click this button to add a new meeting.


click between two column header dates to add a new course meeting



Edit a Meeting Date

To edit a meeting date, click on the date in the column header to open a menu. From the menu, select Edit meeting.

click edit meeting to edit the meeting date


This will bring up a calendar. Select the appropriate date. This will save automatically.

use the calendar to select the new meeting date



Delete a meeting

To delete a meeting, click on the date in the column header to open a menu. From the menu, select Delete meeting.