How do I create a roll call seating chart using the Attendance tool?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

You can drag and drop the students in your course to create a seating chart for your classroom.

Once you have created your seating chart, learn how to take roll call in your course.

Note: Currently Roll Call does not support a seating chart print option. However, you can always print the screen image from your browser.

Open Attendance

Click Attendance Link

In Course Navigation, click the Attendance link.

Open Class View

Open Class Tab

Click the Class tab.

Edit Seating Chart

Edit Seating Chart

Click the Edit Seating Chart tab to create a seating chart for your class.

Create Seating Chart

The first time you edit the seating chart, all your students' names  will appear in the left column. Drag your students onto the grid and arrange them as desired [1]. Remove students from the seating chart by dragging them to the green box in the left hand column [2]. You can rearrange the placement of students in the grid as necessary.