Using the Attendance Tool in Pilot

Pilot provides an optional Attendance tool that allows you to keep track of your students’ class attendance. The tool allows you to create multiple registers and customizable sessions within each register. The Attendance tool is not turned on in your Pilot course, but you have the ability to activate it.

Turn on the attendance tool:

Click on Course Admin and then on Tools.

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Activate the tool by clicking on the box to the right of “Attendance” so the “x” turns to a “√” .

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Create a register

Click on Attendance in the navigation bar and then click the New Register button.

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Name the new register and set a percent attendance threshold if you want to flag students that have missed too many sessions.

Check the Visibility box if you want students to be able to view the register.

Enter the number of sessions that you want to record (minus the first three that are already showing) and click on “Add Sessions”.

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Name the Sessions.

Record attendance:

Click on Attendance in the navigation bar. Select the register.

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Select the class session.

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To record attendance for the entire class, click on Set Status for All Users.

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Select the status to assign to all users. Click Save.

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To change the status of individuals, check the boxes beside their names and click on Set Status. Click on Save at the bottom of the screen.

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Different Register Schemes

If you want to record attendance using symbols other than P (present) and A (absent) you can create a new Attendance Scheme.