Activities: Attendance

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A plugin that allows an attendance log to be kept. - includes an optional block for easy access to relevant functions.
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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.


This plugin is part of sets Attendance, MoodleCloud.


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Picture of Dan Marsden
Dan Marsden (Lead maintainer)
Artem Andreev: Previous maintainer/developer
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Dmitry Pupinin: Original author
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  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 5:00 PM
    Hi nebula hub, those links require a login to view the images so I cannot see them. The current version of the attendance plugin does not support the mobile app but if you would like to help fund the effort required to add support feel free to get in touch privately and we can discuss further.
  • Picture of Casper Zuidwijk
    Thu, 5 Oct 2017, 3:57 AM
    Hi Dan! Love your plugin - I am putting together a report dashboard for coaches to track students progress and attendance. Trying to get the report overview of a single user in there (../mod/attendance/view.php?studentid=3&id=20&mode=1). So far not able to get that table separated in a different page without having it attached to an mod id. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks a lot!
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Thu, 5 Oct 2017, 6:41 AM
    Hi Caspar, great to hear you find the plugin useful - you might want to ask the question in the community forums and someone else might offer to help.
  • Picture of Accademia del Design Lezioni
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 3:58 PM
    Hello, I installed the plugin on moodle 3.3.1 but I can not set the status. I received this error error/moodle/missing param. how can I fix it?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017, 4:14 PM
    @Accademia - that doesn't sound familiar. I sugggest you create a new forum post in the attendance forum: and include more information/screenshots, make sure you also turn debugging on and set the level to "developer" to make sure all error information is displayed.
  • Picture of Ivan Alamo
    Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 4:10 AM
    Hi, Hey,

    I need to change the position of the counter (originally located at the bottom). I need to put in the head. Does anyone know the way?. Thanks.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 4:52 AM
    @Ivan - this isn't really a group discussion. Try asking for help in the attendance forum: - you might also want to include a screenshot that shows what you are trying to do.
  • Picture of dnyaneshwar somwanshi
    Sat, 4 Nov 2017, 1:42 PM
    "import attendance"can be a nice feature . can it be a part of this plugin.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, 6 Nov 2017, 4:00 AM
    dnyaneshwar - please see the issues tracker for a list of feature requests - - If you would like to help fund the effort required to improve the plugin feel free to get in touch privately and we can discuss further.
  • Picture of Sakshi Goel
    Thu, 9 Nov 2017, 7:16 PM
    Hello ,

    I am using Attendance module in Moodle 3.2.1+ (Build: 20170112) . When I set "Allow students to record own attendance" in student view submit attendance button is missing an dthey can't mark their own attendance. Only teachers have the option to take it.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 4:31 AM
    @Sakshi - by default students can only mark their session while a session is open. There is a site-level setting that allows you to change this "studentscanmarksessiontime" under admin > plugins > attendance. For further help please use the discussion forum rather than the comments here:
  • Picture of Gabriel ter Heegde
    Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 8:41 PM
    thank you for this great plug-in. I have a question about reporting the attendance of all students school-wide. I can only find the possibility to report at course level. Is there a way to report school-wide (in one report)?

    - Gabriel
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 3:50 AM
    @Gabriel - there is a site-wide summary report that you can access by going to admin > plugins > attendance but it shows average attendance of each course rather than by student. There are a few custom reporting plugins like the configurable_reports block that would allow you to write your own reports though.
  • Picture of Lee Hensley
    Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 1:13 AM
    Hi, this might just what I am looking for but when I try to install it through the Moodle plugins site it throws this error : There is a request to install plugin Attendance (mod_attendance) version 2016121322 from the Moodle Plugins directory on this site. However, the plugin installation pre-check failed (reason code: remoteunavailable).
    First time for me to see this error so I do not know what it means or how to fix it so I can install the plug in. Thank you in advanced for any advice you could give me. Moodle 3.3 is the moodle version

  • Picture of Joe Rebbeck
    Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 3:24 AM
    Hi @Lee Hensley, this is an issue with your server setup rather than with the plugin. To get help with this error you should post in the Moodle Support forums:
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