TABLE OF CONTENTS
- About Attendance
- Set up Attendance and Create Your Grade Center Column
- Mark 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.
This will launch the Attendance tool. When the tool launches for the first time, you will be prompted to Add Attendance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Overall view, you can mark attendance, view attendance history, edit, and create new class meetings.
The most recent meeting will appear on the right side of the screen. Click Mark to mark each student's attendance.
If all students are present, click on the date in the column header to open a menu. From the menu, 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.
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.
This will bring up a calendar. Select the appropriate date. This will save automatically.
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.
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