Activities ::: mod_attendance
Maintained by Dan Marsden
Part of sets Attendance, MoodleCloud.
A plugin that allows an attendance log to be kept. - includes an optional block for easy access to relevant functions.
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Current versions available: 19

The Attendance activity allows teachers to maintain a record of attendance, replacing or supplementing a paper-based attendance register. It is primarily used in blended-learning environments where students are required to attend classes, lectures and tutorials and allows the teacher to track and optionally provide a grade for the students attendance. The instructor can set the frequency of their classes (# of days per week & length of course) or create specific sessions. 

To take attendance, the instructor clicks on the "Update Attendance" button and is presented with a list of all the students in that course, along with configurable options and comments. The default options provided are: Present, Absent, Late & Excused. Instructors can download the attendance for their course in Excel format or text format.

Sessions can also be configured to allow students to record their own attendance and a range of different reports are available.


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Dan Marsden (Lead maintainer)
Artem Andreev: Previous maintainer/developer
Dmitry Pupinin: Original author
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  • Iñigo Zendegi Urzelai
    tor., 9 nov. 2023, 15:51
    Hi Dan,

    When you say that "The latest version of all my plugins (and my employers plugins) will be in github" you mean you will stop updating them here? Because it would be a problem not only for those that wouldn't notice there are newer versions but also for the translators of the plugins, because AMOS is synced with so all the changes wouldn't be reflected there (I have a few of your plugins installed and keep them translated so I would be affected for both).

  • Dan Marsden
    tor., 9 nov. 2023, 15:58
    No - the latest will always be in github but we try to update the plugins db when we can. I just dislike the questions 'when will this plugin support version x' when it already does we just haven't "tagged" the plugins db entry. Some of our plugins auto deploy to the plugins db when we update the version number in the version.php file in github too.
  • Iñigo Zendegi Urzelai
    tor., 9 nov. 2023, 16:09
    Great, thank you Dan!
  • sara al-sawafi
    søn., 26 nov. 2023, 13:35
    Can the password be displayed when QR code rotates?
    Some classes and lecture halls are too big and wide for some students to scan the code (students' device compatibility). Hence, the password effectively substitutes code scanning when their cameras fail to capture the code. In our context, the rotated passwords and QR codes are needed.
  • Ramy Desouky
    man., 4 mar. 2024, 19:00
    it didn't works with Moodle 4.3
  • Dan Marsden
    tor., 7 mar. 2024, 09:22
    @Ramy - what didn't work? - there is a version for Moodle 4.3 available in github here: but please report any specifci issues you have to the github issues tracker.
  • Hans Weiss
    fre., 8 mar. 2024, 16:06
    thanks to Dan Marsden and all the contributers for developing and updating moodle.
    we are using the Export to Excel quite often and do another export from Excel to pdf für securing the attendance. Will there be an export to pdf in the future?
    And another problem for us is that the Excel-Export is not showing the full content of the additional field for remarks. Is there a way to collapse all excel fields without doing it in Excel.
  • Dan Marsden
    man., 11 mar. 2024, 04:14
    @Hans, great to hear you find it useful. I have no current plans to add pdf exports as a volunteer, if you have internal development capabilities pull requests are always welcome and if you would like to fund the time to develop specific improvements feel free to reach our privately. If the excel file doesn't include the full comment then that sounds like a bug which you could report to the github issues tracker, but if you're wondering how to auto-expand the width of the columns while viewing the excel file, then you could try asking for help in the community forums - there's probably some shortcut or process that helps with that that someone might suggest.
  • Santiago Benitez
    lør., 13 apr. 2024, 02:57
    Hi, can you update this plugin for Moodle 4.3 please?
  • Diego Rodriguez
    tir., 16 apr. 2024, 02:44
    Hello, I have a problem with the "Network address required" field, it is when the student wants to enter their attendance. If I exceed 255 characters I get an error in Moodle.
  • Dan Marsden
    tir., 16 apr. 2024, 04:24
    @Diego - best place for feature requests is in the github issues tracker - if you have internal development capabilities, pull requests are always welcome!
  • Simon Davies
    tir., 14 mai 2024, 19:15
    Hi Dan - just a question about the 'create calander event' checkbox - should this generate a visible event in the course calander (if this block is being used)? Thanks so much, Simon
  • Dan Marsden
    ons., 15 mai 2024, 02:10
    @simon - yes.
  • Simon Davies
    tor., 16 mai 2024, 18:54
    @Dan. And if this is not occurring, what might the issue be? Moodle 4.1, plugin version 2023020107
  • Dan Marsden
    fre., 17 mai 2024, 07:02
    @Simon - not sure sorry - you might need to engage a developer to help diagnose further.
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