The Attendance tool can assist in the following ways:

  • To track attendance data and use as part of a students' overall grade.
  • To record attendance for International students who may need to meet attendance requirements for their visa.
  • To prove “seat time” for federal funding or accreditation.
  • To focus on student retention.

For each class meeting, you can mark whether a student is present, late, absent, or excused. The attendance records for each student appear in a single column next to other grades.

You can use attendance as part of calculating grades just as you can for an assignment grade column.

To learn more visit the Attendance Blackboard help site or watch the following video.