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Blackboard now has a built-in attendance tool to keep track of which students are coming to class.

New Attendance Tool

For each class meeting, instructors can mark whether a student as present, late, absent, or excused. The attendance records for each student appear in a single column next to other grades. On the Attendance page, if students have set up a profile picture, the profile pictures appear so instructors can easily identify students.
 
  1.  To use the tool, click “Course Tools” in the left menu.
  2. Click “attendance.”
    click attendance
  3. Enter the attendance settings.
    set attendance settings
  4. Then mark the students accordingly.
    mark the attendance
  5. An accumulative attendance column is automatically created in the grade center.
    Note: the columns for each class do not appear, only an overall attendance count. This attendance is always out of 100.
    attendance column
 For more detailed information, visit Blackboard’s article on the attendance tool.