How To: Moodle - Attendance

Configuring Attendance on

Record Attendance

Step 1: On your course page, click the link to the attendance activity (not the Update icon). The activity will open.

Attendance icon

Step 2: Click the Sessions tab. The Sessions screen will open. "sessions" screen
Step 3: On the Sessions screen, use the buttons at the top right to view sessions by Day, Weeks, Months, All past or All. (Initially, the screen will open to Week, or to the last view used.)

Step 4: Click the green circle to open an unrecorded session, or click the green back-arrow to edit a session with existing marks. The Attendance screen will open.

Attendance screen

Note: If you leave the Sessions screen and return, you may need to click All or All past (top right) to see past sessions.

Step 5: On the Attendance screen, click the radio buttons under the columns to mark attendance (P = Present, L = Late, E = Excused, A = Absent ). (Tip: Start by clicking on the P header this will mark everyone present, then you can select those who were otherwise)
List of students with options to mark their attendance at a class session

(Tip: Student can be sorted by clicking First Name or Surname)

Step 6: To record notes for particular students, type in the Remarks column.
Note: Both you and the student for whom you record a message will be able to view remarks.

Step 7: Once finished, click Save attendance (at bottom) to save your work. You will see a confirmation that "attendance has been successfully taken," and then the Sessions screen will open again.