D2L: Attendance (Faculty)


The Attendance tool is used to create registers that track attendance for activities within a course. Track attendance for any number of activities and customize the registers as needed. In addition to recording attendance, it is possible to email students directly from the Attendance register.

  • Instructor access to a Desire2Learn course
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Click the More tab in the navigation bar.
  4. Choose Attendance.
  5. On the main Attendance page, click New Register.
  6. In the dialog box that opens, enter a  Name for the register.
  7. Enter a Description (optional).
  8. Choose an attendance scheme from the Attendance Scheme drop-down list.
  9. Enter a percentage in the Cause for Concern field.
  10. To make the register visible to students, select the check box Allow users to view this attendance register.

Note: The Cause for Concern metric tracks users that fail to meet attendance requirements.  Enter the highest unacceptable percentage attendance.  When a student exceeds this, a warning appears beside under-performing users' names on the Attendance Data page.

Attendance, New Register
  1. Select the Users to be included in the register.
Attendance, Users
  1. Add one or more sessions for the register.
  2. Click Save.
Attendance, Sessions

  1. Log into Desire2Learn and select the course.
  2. Click the More tab in the navigation bar.
  3. Choose Attendance.
  4. Click the name of the register to access the Attendance Data page.
  5. Enter attendance data for a session by clicking the corresponding Enter Attendance Data icon on the Attendance Data page.
  6. Use the Attendance Status drop-down list to change the attendance status of the students.  To globally set the status for a session, click Set Status.  (Tip: It can be strategic to select all students and set status to P, then go through and change the individual status of the students who were absent.)
Attendance, Entering Attendance Data
  1. Click Save.
Note: It is possible to select students and email them directly from the Attendance Data section.
If you have questions, please contact the DLC Help Desk at 608.342.1303, or 877.854.3083. You can also visit the DLC Help Desk's web page for information on hours of availability.

Keywords:attendance tool d2l faculty register Desire2learn Track   Doc ID:53094
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-06-23 13:44 CSTUpdated:2017-11-16 20:20 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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