Attendance Tracking FAQ
If I mark attendance in “Attendance Tracking”, will this information feed into Banner/EdNet?
After marking present or absent in a class, select the “Class” button in the course title bar which is located in the upper right hand corner. Click on the drop down arrow and select “Update CRN Last Date of Attendance”. Dates will automatically be populated into the “Last Date of Attendance” column in your EdNet roster. You will not need to separately login to EdNet to document attendance. Every time you select this option, the dates will be update in EdNet. Therefore, if you have a student who has added your class after the first day, you may want to be sure you select this option in order to update EdNet. If you choose to not use “Attendance Tracking”, you will need to login to EdNet and document attendance.
Can I mark a student if they were tardy to my class?
This would have to be set up for an individual CRN (per request of individual faculty) to track hours instead of days. When this is set up, you will be able to edit the time listed to be less than the class scheduled time. Marking them present will automatically enter the time (i.e. 50 minutes for an 8:00 to 8:50 meeting time) for the class. Then you could select the student who was tardy and reduce the time to let’s say 30 minutes if the student was 20 minutes late.
Is there an option to mark an excused absence?
There is the option of “Absence Notified”, which seems to work for excused absences as well. You highlight the student on the roster, mark them as absent, and then click on the bar to the far right with a triangle (arrow) on it. When you click on it, an additional window will open into view listing the student’s attendance information for that day. You may then click the box “Absence Notified” so a check mark is inserted in the box and then add a note (such as away Basketball game, field trip, etc). It seems even though you have marked the student absent, so long as the “Absence Notified” box is clicked, the student is registered as not being absent for that day.
What happens if I do not mark a student absent or present and leave it blank?
You have to mark a student either absent or present. You cannot simply leave it blank or the total percentage calculations will be incorrect. The quickest option is to select “Mark all Present” from the drop down menu on the bottom right hand corner of the roster and then go back and unmark those students which were absent. Otherwise, you have to go through each student on the roster and mark them present or absent.
How often are the rosters updated?
Rosters are updated once a change has been made. If a student drops your class or adds your class, they should appear on your roster in attendance tracking immediately. When a student withdraws from your class with a grade of “W”, that student will still appear on the roster but will appear on the very bottom as a greyed out record.
Is it possible to combine both rosters for one of my cross-listed classes?
No. Unfortunately, this is not an option.
What if there is no Internet in a classroom or I do not have a laptop?
Attendance Tracking is an Internet based service, so you will have to be able to have Internet access to use it. You may always choose to have a sign in sheet in class or take attendance on paper and enter attendance later through Attendance Tracking.
Can students see their attendance in their EdNet account?
This is not available at this time, but we hope to be able to have this option for students in the near future.
Can I export/import the attendance records from Attendance Tracking?
No. This is not an option at this time, but we hope to have this available for faculty in the near future.