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Contrib: Attendance

titleLTI Attendance Tool

For information on an LTI Attendance tool recently developed by Texas State that incorporates many of the features listed below, please go see their github page.

titleNative Attendance Tool

For information on an Attendance tool recently developed by the University of Dayton that incorporates many of the features listed below, please go see their github page.


We are putting together some specifications and designs for a new tool that will track student's attendance. The idea is to have a simple table that lists each day the class meets where a teacher can insert in attendance records for each student.  I've heard there's been some interest in the community for a tool like this and it would be great to get the community involved. I'm hoping to get input from everyone about any ideas or features they'd like to see. Also, any collaboration with design, UI, or internationalization would help a lot.


Suggested Features

Please add additional features, but do not remove any.

Suggested Features
|F|H|F|12971983692841297198419583|          |baholladay|ShowAllow afaculty listingto ofexport dates (similar to a calendar, but in a spreadsheet-like format, rather than a monthly calendar-style view, and with the students names listed in one column on the leftand/or print the attendance data for offline-line record keeping if needed|
|F|H|F|1297198428230|          |baholladay|Allow students to access the tool and view ONLY their own attendance data for that class|
|F|H|F|1297198385747|          |baholladay|Enter an attendance mark for each student for each date the class meets, such as P (present), A (absent), T (tardy), E (excused), H (holiday), etc. ability to assign numeric values 1 or 0 for persent or absent etc|
|F|M|F|1297198436557|          |baholladay|Faculty had a place where they could define the start and end dates of class for that term|
|F|M|F|1297265718192|          |baholladay|For each class session, the instructor should be able to specify the number of times each student is required to sign in. (aka twice in 1 day for long classes)|
|F|H|F|1297198376711|          |baholladay|Have the ability to select only certain days of the week for viewing as the default for a particular site (for example, Mondays and Wednesdays only, if it is a M-W class)|
|F|HM|F|12971983857471297256485167|          |baholladay|EnterIf anthe attendanceinstructor markis formarking eachoff studenta forwhole eachlist, daterather thethan class meets, such as P (present), A (absent), T (tardy), E (excused), H (holiday), etc.having to click in a cell and then type a letter, maybe just a quick 'click' onto the cell to mark them as present. Multiple clicks could toggle through the list of options perhaps.|
|F|M|F|1297256461141|          |baholladay|It would be nice if students could mark their own attendance since many students have their own laptop/mobile device that can access the site (restricted IP, ect)|
|F|H|F|1297198391599|          |baholladay|Listing would be sortable by name, or specific date column|
|F|M|F|1298472198500|          |baholladay|Since most students are usually present, maybe the layout could default to P (present) (or whatever default the user chooses)|
|F|H|F|1297198403007|          |baholladay|Students displayed could be filtered by group or section|
|F|HM|F|12971984195831297256519840|          |baholladay|AllowTabulation facultyof toabsent export and/or print the attendance data for offline-line record keeping if neededdays definitely.|
|F|M|F|1297265833464|          |baholladay|The instructor must have the option to allow a specific number of unexcused absenses without penalty.|
|F|HM|F|12971984282301297256497070|          |baholladay|AllowThe studentslist toof accessoptions theshould toolbe andconfigurable. viewSome ONLYcourses theirmight ownonly attendanceneed data'present' for that classor 'absent', some might need more|
|F|M|F|12971984365571297256507847|          |baholladay|FacultyThe hadoption ato placedefault whereeveryone theyto couldpresent defineand thethen startmark andthem endas dates of class for that termabsent. It's easier marking off 2 or 3 absent students, than 47 or 48 present students (assume 50 students in a class)|
|F|M|F|1297198442047|          |baholladay|There were a way to tabulate the number of absences per user and record it somewhere easily visible to faculty and students|
|F|M|F|12971984470401298472172161|          |baholladay|What may be useful here are drop-downs from which you could choose the attendance marks|
|F|H|F|1297198369284|          |chaitanya.cheekate|Show a listing of dates (similar to a calendar, but in a spreadsheet-like format, rather than a monthly calendar-style view, and with the students names listed in one column on the left)|
|F|M|F|1307634812135|          |dede.hourican|The UI may be insteresting if it displayed the name and profile picture that coud be 'dragged' to the "trash" if not present.|
|F|M|F|1386047284521|          |gurumurthy|I hope attendance tool is required to use in the places of  1) Where classes are going on regularly / in parllel days / on specific dates 2) Where faculty interacts with students directly. For example,  		i)	Faculty teach a class to student through Big Blue Button.  Faculty can have option to integrate with other tools so that faculty don't need to tick attendance for eachone seperatly.  For suppose, Faculty wants make attendance present to students  1) Once they join as part of online class through Big Blue Button. 2) Faculty can view that who visited the course through Statistics tool, so we can say once student clicks on tool then we can make attendance as presence to him.|
|F|M|F|1386046123966|          |gurumurthy|We can showcase the Attendance in graphical format to Students because Student will have only view permission. As per faculty, there can be links to see the add or update the attendance|
|F|M|F|1297256532630|          |lcswrght|Integration with profile pictures so instructors can see the students by face rather than only by name|
|F|M|F|1298472217259|          |lcswrght|be nice if things like holidays could be populated from a university calendar|
|F|M|F|1303746353893|          |ralee|A way to take attendance for online courses|
|F|M|F|1297793486933|          |ralee|Capability to take attendance by a TA or second instructor|
|F|H|F|1297198447040|          |ralee|The instructor could choose to assign points for attendance, and this data could be (optionally) linked to the gradebook to give an overall attendance score (bryan note: good way would be to set weight value to attendance marking aka present = 1, tardy = .8, absent = 0)|
|F|M|F|1297203431503|          |rnarasi|Ability for instructors to deducts points for absence (no points for attendence but if they miss a set number of classes they will lose a set amount of points from their total points)|
|F|M|F|1297239343364|          |worohregger|Convenient API for writing meetings and for reading student attendance marks from other applications.|
|F|M|F|1297967720346|          ||have ability to pull in photos from the roster tool so instructor or TA can take attendance visually|
|F|M|F|1297968098294|          ||list roster and section in export file|
|F|M|F|1297967755502|          ||make tool section and group aware|

Interest include: Analysis, Design, Frontend Coding, Backend Coding, Documentation, Testing


, Internationalization



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Bryan Holladay


Reba-Anna Lee

Analysis,Design, Frontend Coding, Backend Coding, Documentation, Testing







Testing and Documentation

Linda Saddington

Analysis, Design, Testing, Documentation, Internationalization

Roger Brown

Design,Testing and Documentation

Lucas Wrightlwright@stlawu.eduAnalysis and Testing

Analysis, Design, Documentation, Testing 

Kunal Shankarkunalshankar2@gmail.comAnalysis, Backend Coding

Analysis, Design, Documentation, Testing 


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