Manage Attendance

Instructors can use attendance data as part of their students’ overall grades. Once you access an Attendance tool, marking student attendance is the same regardless of whether you are using the Original or Ultra course view. In addition to marking attendance, you can view attendance history, and create, edit, and delete meetings.

Mark and Grade Attendance

There are currently two attendance tools available within Blackboard - Blackboard Attendance, and Qwickly Attendance Classic.

Qwickly Attendance Classic offers additional functionality than Blackboard Attendance (including a check-in feature), and is available to all faculty, staff and students in Blackboard. Both tools allows instructors to track the number of class meetings students have attended, arrived late or missed. If made available, students can also review any grades connected to their attendance and track their progress. Instructors can use attendance as part of grade calculations similiar to an assignment grade column.

Using Qwickly Attendance Classic in Your Course

Tutorial Course Experience
Getting Started with Qwickly Attendance (Faculty) Original & Ultra
Getting Started with Qwickly Attendance (Students) Original & Ultra
Set Up Guide Original
Set Up Guide Ultra
List Mode Guide Original & Ultra
Check-In Mode Guide Original & Ultra
Check-Out Mode Original & Ultra
Grade Center Integration Original & Ultra
Session Based Grading Original & Ultra
Absence Based Grading Original & Ultra
Absence Email Notifications Original & Ultra
Take Attendance for Past Date Original & Ultra


Qwickly provides several additional training resources:

Using Blackboard Attendance in your Course

Tutorial Course Experience
Attendance Original
Mark Attendance Original & Ultra
Attendance Ultra

Considerations for Blackboard Attendance

  • By default accumulative attendance is set to 100% - reviewing the weighting of this category is recommended.
  • The attendance tool is still a manual process, and student polling-based attendance, is not a feature set of this tool.

Consideration for Qwickly Attendance Classic

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