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Maintained by Picture of Dan Marsden Dan Marsden
A plugin that allows an attendance log to be kept. - includes an optional Block for easy access to relevant functions.

The attendance module and block are designed to allow instructors of a course keep an attendance log of the students in their courses. The instructor will setup the frequency of his classes (# of days per week & length of course) and the attendance is ready for use. 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 4 options: Present, Absent, Late & Excused, with a Remarks textbox. Instructors can download the attendance for their course in Excel format or text format.
Only the instructor can update the attendance data. However, a student gets to see his attendance record.


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 Dan Marsden
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 5:32 AM
    Hi Kartheek - please make sure you have the latest version installed - this sounds a lot like this issue which has already been fixed:
  • Picture of Manuel Uberti
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014, 6:12 AM
    I'm running moodle 2.6.6. Got the latest version (2014022803). Whenever I click on Attendance in one of my courses I get "Internal Server Error"
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014, 5:17 AM
    Hi Manuel - I haven't seen that before, can you check your server error logs to see if any other more specific information is provided? - you could also try elevating your debugging levels:
  • Picture of Manuel Uberti
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 12:13 AM
    Hi Dan.
    Server logs doesn't show any error and debugging doesn't show any relevant message.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 3:54 AM
    Hi Manuel, I can help any further without more information sorry - I can't reproduce this and there isn't enough information here for me to diagnose. If you manage to get any more detailed error message reporting let me know.
  • Picture of Stephen Overall
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 6:26 AM

    First, thank you for this very useful module! Second, the Attendance Report page has a table layout and readability problem, especially when viewed in the Student role. Present across Firefox, IE, Chrome, and Safari browsers for PC. Have mod_attendance version 2014112001 installed in Moodle 2.7.

    When viewed in an Administrator or Teacher role, the Attendance Report columns Date and Time are too narrow to easily read their content while the columns Type and Description are excessively wide.

    When viewed in Student role, the Attendance Report columns Date, Status, and Remarks are only one character wide (very difficult to read) while the column Description occupies 80% of the table width.

    Is there an easy CSS style sheet fix to these table column width problems? Thanks!
  • Picture of Antonio Carlos Mariani
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 6:42 AM
    Is there any way to get a resume report that shows only a resume of all sessions including a kind of percentage based on the grades of the acronyms?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 8:40 AM
    @Stephen, I haven't seen that particular issue before - if someone else provides a patch that improves this I'd be happy to add it to the codebase. It would also be great if you could take a screenshot of the issue and add a bug with the details here:

    @Antonio I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for there - feel free to create a bug in github with a mockup of what you are looking for - see the following issues for mockups of other reports people have requested but have not been implemented at this stage:
  • Picture of Antonio Carlos Mariani
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015, 6:32 AM
    Hi Dan,

    I sent you a pull request with a proposed code for a summary report. It's similar to the regression relative to Moodle 1.9 mentioned on but without sessions details. In fact it adds two percentage columns, one relative to the partial grade and another relative to the max grade.
  • Picture of s@ g@
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015, 12:56 AM
    Hello all,
    I installed attendance module in moodle 2.8 version and I got this error - " String [export,mod_quiz] is deprecated. Either you should no longer be using that string, or the string has been incorrectly deprecated, in which case you should report this as a bug. Please refer to " . It would be much helpful if anyone Could resolve this issue. Thank you.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015, 4:59 AM
    Hi Sirisha, I pushed a fix for that into the github repo last week - feel free to get the latest code from there. I'll update the version in the plugins db sometime soon.
  • Picture of Ali Arekat
    Sat, Mar 21, 2015, 2:49 PM
    When I upgraded my system to the latest Moodle version this module stopped its work and is giving me now Internal Server Error!
    Do you have any idea for solving that?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
    Hi Ali,

    there's not enough information in that error for us to help, I'd suggest you try asking for help in the community forums and make sure you have updated your code correctly.
  • Just wondering . . .
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015, 7:21 AM
    I've posted here: last week, and no reply.

    Getting squashed columns in my view of attendance.

  • Just wondering . . .
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015, 7:21 AM
    I've posted here: last week, and no reply.

    Getting squashed columns in my view of attendance.

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