How can I record student attendance in my course site?

Attendance can be tracked manually or using a Student Response System.

Original Course View:

Some instructors take attendance by creating a column in the Grade Center and manually entering the attendance data.

Additionally there is a Blackboard attendance tool, where a students attendance can be entered manually and be tracked in the Gradecenter.
Note: Available after 5/20/2019 in Original Course View

Another popular option would be to use a Student Response System such as iClicker or Poll Everywhere. For more information on these and other learning tools, please see:

Ultra Course View:

The Ultra course view allows instructors to manually record attendance. Instructors can access the attendance page by clicking Attendance on the Course Content page.


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