How Attendance Works

With the HTML5 TeacherPlus Gradebook, you can take attendance quickly and efficiently. You can take attendance using a seating chart, the gradebook attendance column, or the attendance weekly view. To get information about attendance trends, you can run customized class attendance reports.

Seating Charts

Seating charts can help you take attendance by providing you with a visual representation of your class layout. These charts are highly customizable, as they can include student names, pictures, APIDs, database fields, grades, and averages. You can enter a descriptive seating chart name, set the teacher's position in the room, and configure the seat arrangement grid's size and order. Once the chart is set up, you can arrange students within the grid.

For more information on seating charts, see any of the following:

Attendance Entry Methods

By default, if you don't assign an attendance code to a student, that student is marked present when you submit attendance. This means that, on days when your entire class is present, you can submit attendance without assigning any attendance codes. When you need to assign attendance codes because a student is absent or tardy, you can mark attendance in your gradebook's attendance column, in your class seating chart, or in the attendance weekly view. You can also un-submit, correct, and then resubmit attendance using the same methods.

For more information on attendance entry, see the following:

Class Attendance Report

To get a customized report of class absences, tardies, or both, you can view the class attendance report. You can run this report for a specific time frame and select from a number of layout options. Once you've generated this report, you can print or export it using the Report Viewer.

For more information on the class attendance report, see the following:

This topic was last updated on May 10, 2019.

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