Activities: Attendance Register

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This is an activity module for tracking time spent by Students (or other users) in a Course or in a related group of Courses.
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Stuart Mealor
Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:27 PM
General comments

This plugin extends the standard Moodle logging and reports / statistic gathering, to provide some 'time spent on course' type data.  This is in fact a much discussed and often requested feature for Moodle (although there are many discussions about just how useful these types of statics really are - and how the act of measuring time does not equate to measuring learning, or even activity).

The above noted, it can still be really interesting and useful to see this data, and that's what this plugin give you in a very clear way smile

It is vital to setup correctly if the data is to be usable - see note below regarding documentation.

You can try this plugin yourself for real on our public plugins site:


The interface is certainly easy to use, but you do need to understand exactly what is being measured, and how, to correctly interpret the reports.

Make sure that you read the documentation on - there are some very useful comments and explanations about how this plugin works.

The plugin integrates very nicely with Moodle, including the Administration menu options.


I can't see any specific accessibility issues relating to this plugin.  The interface for both Teachers and Students is clear and logical, and uses the standard Moodle dialog and formatting you would expect.

A really nice feature is the ability to switch to a very cleanly formatted 'Print view' from the normal view via an onscreen button - super !


I have not checked the code of this plugin.  The performance seems very good, and we have not noticed any slow down of the site or course when using this plugin.  In terms of maintainability, it is worth noting that this plugin was initially released in 2012, and has had very regular updates from the CinecaElearning developers since smile