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Contrib: Attendance

Note
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. https://github.com/txstate-etc/attendance

Note
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. https://github.com/UDayton/attendance

Purpose

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.

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Suggested Features

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|TF|H|F|1297198369284|1334050576094|baynaa_sk|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)1297198419583|          |baholladay|Allow faculty to export and/or print the attendance data for offline-line record keeping if needed|
|F|H|F|12971983767111297198428230|          |baholladay|HaveAllow thestudents ability to select only certain days of access the weektool forand viewingview asONLY thetheir defaultown forattendance adata particular site (for example, Mondays and Wednesdays only, if it is a M-W class)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|HM|F|12971983915991297198436557|          |baholladay|ListingFaculty wouldhad bea sortableplace bywhere name,they orcould specificdefine datethe column|
|F|H|F|1297198403007|          |baholladay|Students displayed could be filtered by group or section|
|F|H|F|1297198419583start and end dates of class for that term|
|F|M|F|1297265718192|          |baholladay|AllowFor facultyeach toclass export and/or print session, the attendanceinstructor datashould forbe offline-lineable recordto keepingspecify ifthe needed|
|F|H|F|1297198428230|          |baholladay|Allow students to access the tool and view ONLY their own attendance data for that classnumber of times each student is required to sign in. (aka twice in 1 day for long classes)|
|F|MH|F|12971984365571297198376711|          |baholladay|FacultyHave hadthe aability placeto whereselect theyonly couldcertain definedays of the startweek andfor endviewing datesas ofthe classdefault for that term|
|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 studentsa particular site (for example, Mondays and Wednesdays only, if it is a M-W class)|
|F|HM|F|12971984470401297256485167|          |raleebaholladay|TheIf the instructor couldis choosemarking tooff assigna pointswhole for attendancelist, andrather thisthan datahaving couldto beclick (optionally)in linkeda tocell theand gradebookthen totype givea anletter, overallmaybe attendancejust scorea (bryan note: good way would be to set weight value to attendance marking aka present = 1, tardy = .8, absent = 0)quick 'click' onto the cell to mark them as present. Multiple clicks could toggle through the list of options perhaps.|
|F|M|F|12972034315031297256461141|          |rnarasibaholladay|AbilityIt forwould instructorsbe tonice deductsif pointsstudents forcould absencemark (notheir pointsown forattendance attendencesince butmany ifstudents theyhave misstheir aown setlaptop/mobile numberdevice ofthat classescan theyaccess willthe losesite a(restricted set amount of points from their total pointsIP, ect)|
|F|MH|F|12972393433641297198391599|          |worohreggerbaholladay|ConvenientListing APIwould forbe writingsortable meetingsby andname, foror readingspecific student attendance marks from other applications.date column|
|F|M|F|12972564611411298472198500|          |baholladay|ItSince would be nice if most students couldare markusually theirpresent, ownmaybe attendancethe sincelayout manycould studentsdefault haveto theirP own laptop/mobile device that can access the site (restricted IP, ect(present) (or whatever default the user chooses)|
|F|MH|F|12972564851671297198403007|          |baholladay|IfStudents thedisplayed instructorcould isbe markingfiltered offby agroup wholeor list, rather than 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 perhapssection|
|F|M|F|1297256519840|          |baholladay|Tabulation of absent days definitely.|
|F|M|F|1297265833464|          |baholladay|The instructor must have the option to allow a specific number of unexcused absenses without penalty.|
|F|M|F|1297256497070|          |baholladay|The list of options should be configurable. Some courses might only need 'present' or 'absent', some might need more|
|F|M|F|1297256507847|          |baholladay|The option to default everyone to present and then mark them as absent. 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|12972565198401297198442047|          |baholladay|Tabulation There were a way to tabulate the number of absentabsences days definitely.per user and record it somewhere easily visible to faculty and students|
|F|M|F|12972565326301298472172161|          |baholladay|IntegrationWhat withmay profilebe picturesuseful sohere instructorsare candrop-downs seefrom thewhich studentsyou bycould facechoose ratherthe than only by nameattendance marks|
|F|MH|F|12972657181921297198369284|          |baholladaychaitanya.cheekate|ForShow eacha classlisting session,of thedates instructor(similar shouldto bea ablecalendar, tobut specifyin thea number of times each student is required to sign in. (aka twice in 1 day for long classesspreadsheet-like format, rather than a monthly calendar-style view, and with the students names listed in one column on the left)|
|F|M|F|12972658334641307634812135|          |baholladaydede.hourican|The instructorUI mustmay have be insteresting if it displayed the optionname toand allowprofile apicture specificthat numbercoud ofbe unexcused'dragged' absensesto without penaltythe "trash" if not present.|
|F|M|F|12977934869331386047284521|          |raleegurumurthy|Capability I hope attendance tool is required to takeuse attendancein by a TA or second instructorthe 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|12979677203461386046123966|          |ws1023@txstate.edugurumurthy|haveWe abilitycan toshowcase pullthe Attendance in photosgraphical fromformat theto rosterStudents toolbecause soStudent instructorwill orhave TA only view permission. As per faculty, there can take attendance visuallybe links to see the add or update the attendance|
|F|M|F|12979677555021297256532630|          |ws1023@txstate.edulcswrght|makeIntegration toolwith sectionprofile andpictures group awareso instructors can see the students by face rather than only by name|
|F|M|F|12979680982941298472217259|          |ws1023@txstate.edulcswrght|listbe rosternice andif sectionthings inlike export fileholidays could be populated from a university calendar|
|F|M|F|12984721721611303746353893|          |baholladayralee|WhatA mayway beto usefultake hereattendance arefor drop-downs from which you could choose the attendance marksonline courses|
|F|M|F|1297793486933|          |ralee|Capability to take attendance by a TA or second instructor|
|F|MH|F|12984721985001297198447040|          |baholladayralee|SinceThe mostinstructor studentscould arechoose usually presentto assign points for attendance, maybeand thethis layoutdata could default be (optionally) linked to P (present) (or whatever default the user choosesthe 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)|
|TF|M|F|1298472217259|1307634660266|dede.hourican|be nice if things like holidays could be populated from a university calendar1297203431503|          |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|13037463538931297239343364|          |raleeworohregger|AConvenient wayAPI tofor takewriting attendancemeetings and for online coursesreading student attendance marks from other applications.|
|F|M|F|13076348121351297967720346|          |dedews1023@txstate.houricanedu|Thehave UIability mayto bepull insterestingin ifphotos itfrom displayed the name and profile picture that coud be 'dragged' to the "trash" if not present.|
roster tool so instructor or TA can take attendance visually|
|F|M|F|1297968098294|          |ws1023@txstate.edu|list roster and section in export file|
|F|M|F|1297967755502|          |ws1023@txstate.edu|make tool section and group aware|
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Contributers

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

Name

Email

Interest 

Bryan Holladay

holladay@longsight.com

All

Reba-Anna Lee

RebaAnna.Lee@marist.edu

Analysis,Design,Testing and Documentation

Linda Saddington

l.m.saddington@hull.ac.uk

Analysis, Design, Testing, Documentation, Internationalization

Roger Brown

roger.brown@uct.ac.za

Design,Testing and Documentation

Lucas Wrightlwright@stlawu.eduAnalysis and Testing
Martin Ramsaysupport@lampschools.org

Analysis, Design, Documentation, Testing 

Kunal Shankarkunalshankar2@gmail.comAnalysis, Backend Coding
Joni Millermillerjm@seminolestate.edu

Analysis, Design, Documentation, Testing 

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