Managing & Reporting Attendance

Reporting Attendance in Web Access

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Faculty are required to post a first session/week attendance report for all students. This is done by logging into Web Access and marking each student in the class as either ‘Present’ or ‘Never Attended.’

  1. Log into Web Access and select the relevant course.
  2. Click on the Attendance link in the left-hand sidebar (same place you find the Grading option).
  3. Click on ‘View Overall Section Attendance.’
  4. For each student on the roster, select the appropriate option from the drop down menu under the Overall Attendance column.
  5. Leave the attendance date blank.

Creating START HERE FIRST link in Blackboard course sidebar

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Online courses require students to complete a Course Verification Survey to count as week 1 attendance. To facilitate this, instructors may add a START HERE FIRST menu item at the top of the course sidebar menu that takes students directly to this verification activity. To manually add this menu item:

  1. Click Add Menu Item icon (plus sign) in upper left-hand sidebar.
  2. Select Course Link
  3. Click ‘Browse’ in the settings window and locate the Course Verification Survey. It should be in the Weekly Lessons folder. Click on it to select it.
  4. Edit the Name box in the settings window to say START HERE FIRST
  5. Check the ‘Available to Users’ check box and then click Submit.
  6. Hover and click on the yellow drag handle to move the new menu item to the top of the menu list.