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How do I take roll call using the Attendance tool?

How do I take roll call using the Attendance tool?

Once the attendance tool is set up in your course, and your course is published, you can start to take attendance using Roll Call.

The attendance tool is configured by default to allow taking roll seven days a week. This setting is useful for courses where there may be a need to take attendance for an event that takes place outside of a regular school week. However, the attendance tool will only calculate grades in the gradebook out of the total number of days roll has been taken.

Currently you can only view Roll Call on a day-by-day basis. To view additional dates you can run an attendance report for your course.

Notes: Students cannot access the Attendance tool; only instructors have the ability to take attendance. However, students can see the Attendance assignment in the Assignments page and view their attendance report as part of the Roll Call Attendance submission details page. If you are using attendance for grading, students can also view their attendance grade in the Grades page.