How do I use Roll Call Badges?

Roll Call Badges are a versatile way to make quick notations about your students using the Roll Call attendance tool. For example, you can quickly mark when a student is disruptive or actively participating in the class so that you have a record of that student's activities.

Note: Your Canvas administrator should set up Roll Call before you can use it. If you don't have access to Roll Call, contact your administrator.

Open Attendance

Click Attendance Link

Click the Attendance link.

View More Details About a Student

View More Details About Student

Click the More tab next to a student's name to expand more details about that student.

View Available Badges

View Available Badges

Any existing badges appear as buttons below the student's attendance  information. You can click any of these buttons to mark the student with that badge. Click the badge again to un-mark it.

Manage Badges

Manage Badges

Click the Manage badges link to edit existing badges.

Select a Badge to Edit

Select Badge to Edit

Click on a badge name to edit that badge [1]. You can also delete a badge by clicking the Delete button [2].

Edit Badge Details

Edit Badge Details

You can edit several badge details on this page:

  1. Badge name
  2. Badge icon
  3. Badge color (Note: The color appears only after you select the badge for a student.)

Click the Save Badge button [4] to save your changes.

Create a New Badge

Create a New Badge

Click the Add Badge link to create a new badge. The Add a custom attendance badge window appears that you can use to edit the details of your new badge.

Use Class View to Manage Badges

If you prefer to use the Class view to manage your attendance and badges, click a student's name on the seating chart to view more details about the student.

Manage Badges

Manage Badges

Manage your badges as you would using the List view.

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