How do I take attendance using Roll Call?
To learn more about how the attendance tool works in the gradebook, visit the How is Roll Call Attendance graded in Canvas? lesson.
Note: Students cannot access the Attendance tool; only instructors have the ability to take attendance.
The List view appears when you open Roll Call. You can take attendance by toggling the correct mark for each student :
- The green check mark icon indicates the student is present and on time.
- The red X icon indicates the student is not present.
- The yellow clock icon indicates the student is late.
You can also take attendance by clicking the Mark All Present button .
Switch to a Different Date
You can edit attendance records for a different date by using the arrow icons next to the date or by clicking on the Calendar icon.
Note: The attendance tool is configured by default to allow taking roll seven days a week. This setting is useful for courses where there may be a need to take attendance for an event that takes place outside of a regular school week. However, the attendance tool will only calculate grades in the gradebook out of the total number of days roll has been taken.