How do I run Roll Call Attendance reports for my course?

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 run reports to review attendance data for your students. This report is sent to your email, where it can be downloaded as a comma separated value (CSV) file.

Reports are delivered in a CSV format and display all content in a list. Reports always include the following data fields: Course ID, SIS Course ID, Course Code, Course Name, Teacher ID, Teacher Name, Student ID, Student Name, Class Date, Attendance, and Timestamp.

You can generate reports for the entire course or a specific student. To locate a student or course ID, view the People page. The student SIS ID will be listed in the table. The course ID will be in the browser URL (e.g. courses/XXXXXX/users/XXX).

Note:

  • Roll Call Attendance Badges are not included in reports.
  • You can narrow large results within a CSV report using the Data group Filter button.

Open Attendance

Click Attendance Link

In Course Navigation, click the Attendance link.

Open Attendance Report

Open Attendance Reports

In Roll Call, click the Settings icon [1] and select Attendance Report [2].

Specify Report Data

Enter Report Criteria

You can specify criteria for your report. If you leave the fields blank, the report will be generated for the entire course.

You can choose a date range for the report [1]. You can also optionally filter by SIS Student ID [2].

By default, the email field [3] will be populated with your email address to send the report. Confirm your email in the field or enter a new email address.

Run Report

Click Run Report Button

Click the Run Report button.

View Notification

View Report Notification

Confirm that the report was generated successfully.

View Email

Check Email

Check your email for a message with the subject Roll Call Attendance Report. The email contains a link where you can access your attendance report for the next 24 hours. When you click the link, you will be prompted to open or save the CSV file that contains your report results. This report will be available for 24 hours.