Blocks: Attendance

block_attendance
Maintained by Picture of Dan Marsden Dan Marsden, Picture of Catalyst IT Catalyst IT
This block works with the attendance module, it provides teachers with quick access to Attendance functionality, and provides students quick access to a summary report for their own attendance.
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Moodle 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9

The Attendance activity allows teachers to maintain a record of attendance, replacing or supplementing a paper-based attendance register.

This block provides quick links to features such as reporting, taking of attendance and adding new sessions.

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This plugin is part of set Attendance.

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  • Picture of Jonathan Green
    Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 3:04 AM
    Hi Dan, would it be possible to have a setting that changes the way dates are presented? I know us Americans are weirdos, but MM-DD-YY would be easier for our folks to read.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 5:49 AM
    you should be able to set them in the lang/en_us
    https://github.com/danmarsden/moodle-mod_attendance/blob/master/lang/en/attendance.php#L256
    but I haven't audited all the places where dates are used in the code, some of the local lang strings could probably be converted into using the standard core lang strings.
  • Picture of Gerhard Schwed
    Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 6:00 PM
    Hi Dan!
    Your plugin is great. Congratulations.
    But it would be better if the dates could be linked to the calendar or there would be a possibility to import lecture dates and times.
    My university is willing to support the development of these features if you see a change to implement it.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 6:24 PM
    @Gerhard the latest version in github creates dates in the calendar for every session - thanks to a code contribution from the community. You might like to try it out. Feel free to get in touch privately to discuss any funding opportunities.
    Thanks!
  • Picture of Luis Monzon
    Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 5:48 PM
    Hi I love Assistance Module But I see a little limitation can not be divided into groups.
    Imagine that I have a Course Within this course but I have 3 Groups and want Each Take control of the United Nations Assistance Separately without seeing users when they want to select. Can you implement?

    SPAIN: Hola me encanta el módulo de Asistencia Pero veo Una Pequeña limitación no se pueden dividir en Grupos.
    Imaginemos Que Yo tengo un Curso Pero ese curso lo tengo en 3 Grupos y quiero Cada Uno Llevar el control de las Naciones Unidas de Asistencia por Separado y sin ver a Los Usuarios CUANDO quiero seleccionarlos. ¿Podeis implementar eso?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, 26 Oct 2016, 3:33 AM
    @Luis - great to hear you find it useful, the best way to get new features implemented is to pay for my time to work on the feature or find another developer to implement the changes and file a pull request with those changes.
  • Picture of bobby demers
    Wed, 1 Feb 2017, 12:45 AM
    Upgraded our Moodle to 3.2.1 and all of a sudden everyone (teachers and students) are receiving multiple notifications every day about the attendance needing to be taken... I had put out a message to show everyone how to turn off notifications.
    It also appears to be showing up in the Upcoming Events block on students pages....

    I was informed today that the students attendance across 4 separate courses (which was showing up fine previously in the Attendance Block), all now say 0/0 and 0%....
    The teachers are taking attendance but the link seems to be broken to the Block to pass that info on to the students pages.

    Anyone else having this problem??
    Are the 2 bugs related?

    Regards
  • Picture of bobby demers
    Wed, 1 Feb 2017, 12:55 AM
    Upgraded our Moodle to 3.2.1 and all of a sudden everyone (teachers and students) are receiving multiple notifications every day about the attendance needing to be taken. I had to put out a message to show everyone how to turn off notifications.
    It also appears to be showing up in the Upcoming Events block on students pages and the notifications appear to be have been added to the Moodle Calendar (according to the 2 I just got in my inbox)

    I was informed today that the students attendance across 4 separate courses (which was showing up fine previously in the Attendance Block) all now say 0/0 and 0%...

    Anyone else having this problem?
    Are the 2 issues/bugs related?

    Regards
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, 1 Feb 2017, 3:32 AM
    I presume you have updated to the latest attendance plugin at the same time? - I haven't heard from anyone else with those specific issues - we do now add the attendance info to the calendar (like other standard modules) but that shouldn't have resulted in all the notifications. Feel free to create a new issue for each in the github tracker but please provide a lot more information in the tracker issues. Thanks.
  • Picture of bobby demers
    Tue, 7 Feb 2017, 7:34 PM
    Hi Dan.
    Thanks for the response. Yes, I am using the latest version of the plugin smile

    Is there a way to remove the link between the attendance block and the calendar? Our Moodle version is 3.2.1 (Build: 20170109).
    I've just installed the latest Attendance block update today so we'll see if that makes any difference as well.

    Regards
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, 8 Feb 2017, 4:19 AM
    the attendance block does not link to the calendar at all. The latest attendance module (mod_attendance) does but there is no way to remove that link. I don't believe other modules in Moodle provide this functionality either. It might be a nice "core Moodle" feature to hide calendar events from a specific module but I can't see us adding that as a feature on it's own just to the attendance module at this stage.
  • Picture of bobby demers
    Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 8:09 PM
    Ok. Thanks Dan.

    On another note, this was sent to me by office admin staff in relation to the Attendance:
    "Following on from our conversation yesterday, I was just wondering how possible it would be to have a percentage from total sessions from each individual group. At the moment the attendance is worked out over all sessions taken, either for that week, month or year.
    For example:
    If you go to the Report tab or export it all into excel, you can see the taken sessions, total sessions and percentage for all classes (See below). Is there any way for us to extract the data from just the chosen group?
    So in the screenshot below I have chosen the group ‘Ballet – Chisato Ohno – F1 – Term 2.’
    When you go to the summary page it says that there have been a total of 245 sessions, when actually there should only be about 18 sessions for that group. It would be great if we could see how many sessions of that group each student has been present in (so how many ballet sessions out of the 18 sessions they have been present/absent in)."

    Unfortunately I can't attach the screenshot she sent due to the forum limitations here... But I think you can get the gist of what they are asking. Is this possible?

    Cheers

    bobby
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 3:58 AM
    anything is possible with funding or development time smile - I'm happy to accept both funding to develop new features or pull requests from external developers. smile
  • Picture of Alan Brown
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 8:31 AM
    I'm also one who would like the option of NOT having attendance displayed in the calendar. With multiple classes and therefore sessions, the calendar becomes very cluttered for students - and therefore difficult for them to quickly see assignment due dates etc. Is there a code edit I could make to disable the link?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 8:54 AM
    sure - personally I think this should be a feature within Moodle core - allowing us to hide events from particular modules, I'm not sure if there is an existing tracker issue for that but there is a lot of work going on at the moment which is adding even more events into the calendar - see: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-55611 (make sure you login to the tracker when viewing that as the linked bugs only show when logged in)
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