To take attendance in Canvas navigate to your Canvas course and select the attendance tab on the left side navigation.
The attendance page will open to the current date with every student listed in your course. Next to the student’s name, you will click the bubble to be a GREEN check for PRESENT for a RED x for ABSENT.
Teachers should only mark students as present or absent. DO NOT mark students tardy.
If your course has sections, each section will have a drop-down to select from. Selecting a section, by clicking into the field under the words "Roll Call", will only show students associated with that section to be able to mark each section of students' attendance. You can toggle to different sections to record the attendance for that portion of the class.
Roll Call Attendance
When a course is first created it has an entry in the Assignments Tab called "Roll Call Attendance". This is a very important entry in your course so please DO NOT DELETE this for any reason.
In the Assignments Tab, we need to move this into one of the weighted categories and place it at the top of the category.
While it does provide an important attendance recording function, we don't want it to affect any students' grades. So we will next need to change how it is applied in the Attendance Settings.
Click the Attendance Tab
Then click the Settings wheel drop-down
Then click Roll Call Settings
Click to check the box and then click the X to close