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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist Earlham faculty with Moodle questions.

Set up Attendance

You can set up attendance in your class by using Moodle.

  1. Under Administration, click to Turn Editing On.
  2. Click Add an activity from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Attendance.
  4. From this page, you can change the Name of the attendance activity (Note: Attendance is the default name). In addition, you can choose to add points to the Grade section. There are other features available as well.
  5. After you have edited the attendance activity, click Save and display.
  6. Next, you will see various tabs, which include Sessions, Add Session, Report, Export, Settings, and Temporary Users. You will need to click Add session.
  7. Set the start date and time.  If your class meets regularly at the same time (e.g.: Mon/Thu 9:00-9:50am), add Multiple sessions.  Select Repeat the session above as follows.  Choose the day(s) of week and an end date.
  8. Click Add. After this, you can Delete any dates (for Spring Break, holidays, etc) under Sessions.
  9. Then click the Settings tab. 
  10. Select the scale you would like to use for your class. (Note: Present, Late, Excused, and Absent are the default options.) You can assign different point values for each category. 
  11. Click Update

Note: You can go back to the Sessions tab to choose the students and/or group you want to update. Click the green circle next to the listing. Then you should see where you can record attendance. Make sure you Save attendance when you are finished. 

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