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Blocks: Attendance

Maintained by Picture of Dan Marsden Dan Marsden
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.
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.


This plugin is part of set Attendance.


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Dan Marsden (Lead maintainer)
Artem Andreev: Previous maintainer/developer
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  • Picture of Heather Edick
    Tue, Aug 20, 2013, 10:11 PM
    I have the old version of the attendance module. It has been working well. If I upgrade, am I not going to be able to work with the attendance records I already have? I have not upgraded yet because I am afraid that I won't be able to view attendance reports generated by the other plugin.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, Aug 21, 2013, 4:59 AM
    HI Heather,

    the code does perform an upgrade/migration of the data but the version here in the plugins db doesn't clear the course cache after doing the migration so the old content won't appear unless the course cache is cleared.

    The latest code in my github repo does clear the course cache though and I'll be updating the code here in the plugins db with that version sometime this week.
    (but - always good practice to run test-upgrades on a test system before running upgrades on your production sites to make sure)
  • Picture of John Sims
    Thu, Sep 19, 2013, 3:43 PM
    I have previously downloaded this module and had some difficulty. Having identified what I believe to be the problem, I tried to uninstall the module & block and then hoped to reinstall correctly. I receive an error message that tells me that a mod_table has previously been installed and a new installation cannot take place. Is there a way to completely uninstall all evidence of the module and block and restart the installation sequence?
  • Picture of Michael Milette
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014, 1:15 AM
    Hi Dan,

    The most recent version of this plugin, 20130700302 was released on March 15, 2014. It does not include the following string definition that was added in February 12, 2014:

    $string['attendance:addinstance'] = 'Add a new attendance block';

    See the following page for details:

    Could you please add this string to the plugin available for download on this Moodle plugins site?

    Best regards,

  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014, 4:21 AM
    done - thanks for letting me know!
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015, 12:24 AM

    Would not it be nice to celebrate the Moodle 3.0 release by adding some longer description here? smile

  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015, 4:59 AM
    Thanks David - it's pretty simple but I've added a longer description smile
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