Enter and Submit Attendance

The Attendance feature provides simple processes for taking and submitting attendance. Taking attendance directly in TeacherPlus Gradebook can save valuable class time.

Mark All Students as Present

When your entire class is present and ready to learn, you can submit attendance without entering attendance codes.

  1. In the Modes group box, click the Attendance toggle button, and then click AT: Submit to send your attendance data to the main office.

    Submit Attendance

    When attendance has been successfully submitted for the current date, Attendance Taken Icon appears next to the course in the Gradebooks menu.

  2. In the Modes group box, click the Attendance toggle button to close the Attendance columns.

Mark Attendance Status for Individual Students

When students are absent, tardy, or dismissed from your class, you can assign the relevant attendance code to each student and submit that data to the main office. If a student is present, you don't need to enter any attendance information for the student. He or she will be marked as present when you submit attendance to the main office.

  1. In the Modes group box, click the Attendance toggle button, and then do either of the following for each student:

    • In the Class column, right-click a cell corresponding to a student, and then click an attendance option.

      Take Attendance

    • In the Class column, click a cell corresponding to a student, and, if applicable, click the cell again to change the attendance option.

      You can continue clicking this cell to cycle through the available attendance codes or until the cell is blank again. Keep in mind that a blank cell means the student is present.

      Example

      Clicking the cell could change the attendance option to A, and clicking the cell again could change the attendance option to T.

  2. Click AT: Submit to send your attendance data to the main office.

    When attendance has been successfully submitted for the current date, Attendance Taken Icon appears next to the course in the Gradebooks menu.

  3. In the Modes group box, click the Attendance toggle button to close the Attendance columns.

Mark Attendance Status with a Seating Chart

Using the Seating Chart feature, you can take attendance with a visual aid. This seating chart can include pictures and any other information you might find helpful. For more information on creating and editing seating charts, see Create a Seating Chart.

To mark attendance status with a seating chart, do the following:

  1. Click Attendance > Seating Chart on the side navigation menu, or click Seating Chart Icon.

    The most recently saved seating chart for the current class gradebook opens in the Attendance tab.

  2. In the Attendance tab, if the correct seating chart isn't displayed, select it in the Seating Chart drop-down list.

    The Attendance tab opens to the most recently saved seating chart. If you want a specific seating chart to be open the next time you access the Attendance tab, you can open the Seating Chart tab, click Edit, and then—without making any changes—click Save. Do this after you've added or edited any other seating charts.

  3. In the seating chart, do either of the following for each student who needs an attendance code:

    • In the seating chart grid, right-click a box corresponding to a student, and then click an attendance option.

      Seating Chart Attendance

    • In the seating chart grid, click a box corresponding to a student, and, if applicable, click the box again to change the attendance option.
  4. At the top of the Attendance tab, click Submit, and then click Back to Gradebook.
  5. Using this method, you can select any day from the Attendance tab calendar to take attendance for that day. This means you can un-submit, correct, and re-submit attendance from a past day. You can also begin entering attendance for a day in the future when you're notified in advance.

Review Submitted Attendance

With the Attendance Weekly View, you can review attendance a week at a time, including attendance totals for the entire class and individual students. You can also use this view to take attendance in the Class column and to un-submit, correct, and re-submit attendance. For more information, see Correct and Re-submit Attendance.

  • Click Attendance > Weekly View on the side navigation menu, and then click Left Arrow or Right Arrow to change the week visible in the Weekly Attendance View dialog box.

    Weekly Attendance View

This topic was last updated on February 08, 2018.


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