Roll Call Attendance

Roll call attendance is an easy way to record attendance in the canvas system and have it accumulate a percentage grade in the grade book. 

  • Adds attendance grade to grade book
  • Set grate for “Late” attendance 

Getting Started

 The Roll Call Attendance tool is an add-on in Canvas.

Instructor

Using the Roll Call Attendance tool in your Canvas course

To enable the Roll Call Attendance tool in any course:

  1. Login into Canvas and open the course.
  2. Follow the steps in the ‘How do I manage Course Navigation links?‘ guide to enable the link for the Attendance.
  3. Click Save.

Once the Attendance tool has been enabled for your course, an Assignment labeled Roll Call Attendance will be available for your students. You can edit the date and time that this assignment is due.

To avoid calculation errors, never delete, rename, or unpublish the Attendance assignment.

Student

Using the Roll Call Attendance tool in your Canvas course

Your instructor will input your attendance for each lecture.

You can view your attendance score by going to the Canvas course and selecting Grades, then view the Roll Call Attendance submission details.

Support

The Canvas Roll Call Attendance tool is supported by Instructure. Use one of the following channels to connect with their 24/7 support:

  • live chat — open the ?Help menu in Canvas and click 'Chat with Canvas Support'
  • ticket support — open the ?Help menu in Canvas and click 'Report a Problem'
  • phone support — call 515-294-4000, then follow the prompts for Canvas support

Licensing

Roll Call Attendance is built into Canvas and does not require a separate sign-on. There is no additional fee for ISU faculty or students to use the Canvas Chat tool. 

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